Filmography & Awards

Kenneth More.60S headshot

Kenneth More official headshot from the mid 1960s

  • 1935 – Look Up and Laugh / Bit Part (uncredited)
  • 1937 – Carry On London / Bit Part (uncredited)
  • 1946 – The Silence of the Sea (TV) as The German
  • 1946 – School for Secrets as Bomb Aimer (uncredited)
  • 1946 – Toad of Toad Hall (TV) as Mr. Badger
  • 1948 – Scott of the Antarctic  as Lt. E.G.R.(Teddy) Evans R.N.
  • 1949 – Man on the Run as Corp. Newman the Blackmailer
  • 1949 – Now Barabbas as Spencer
  • 1949 – Stop Press Girl as Police Sgt. ‘Bonzo’
  • 1950 – Morning Departure as Lieut. Cmdr. James
  • 1950 – Chance of a Lifetime as Adam
  • 1951 – The Clouded Yellow as Willy Shepley
  • 1951 – The Franchise Affair as Stanley Peters
  • 1951 – The Galloping Major as Rosedale Film Studio Director
  • 1951 – No Highway in the Sky as Dobson, Co-Pilot (uncredited)
  • 1951 – Appointment with Venus as Lionel Fallaize
  • 1952 – Brandy for the Parson as Tony Rackhman
  • 1953 – The Yellow Balloon as Ted
  • 1953 – Never Let Me Go as Steve Quillan
  • 1953 – Genevieve as Ambrose Claverhouse*
  • 1953 – Our Girl Friday as Pat Plunkett
  • 1954 – Doctor in the House as Richard Grimsdyke*
  • 1954 – The Deep Blue Sea (BBC TV) as Freddie Page
  • 1955 – The Man Who Loved Redheads as Narrator (voice)
  • 1955 – Raising a Riot as Tony Kent
  • 1955 – The Deep Blue Sea as Freddie Page*
  • 1956 – Reach for the Sky as Douglas Bader* / **
  • 1957 – The Admirable Crichton as Bill Crichton
  • 1958 – A Night to Remember as Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
  • 1958 – Next to No Time as David Webb
  • 1958 – The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw as Jonathan Tibbs
  • 1959 – The Thirty-Nine Steps as Richard Hannay
  • 1959 – North West Frontier as Captain Scott
  • 1960 – Sink the Bismarck! as Captain Shepard
  • 1960 – Man in the Moon as William Blood
  • 1961 – The Greengage Summer as Eliot
  • 1962 – Heart to Heart (TV) as David Mann
  • 1962 – Some People as Mr. Smith
  • 1962 – The Longest Day as Captain Colin Maud
  • 1962 – We Joined the Navy as Lt. Cmdr. Robert Badger
  • 1964 – The Comedy Man as Chick Byrd
  • 1966 – Lord Raingo (TV) as Sam Raingo
  • 1967 – The Forsyte Saga (TV) as ‘Young Jolyon’ Forsyte
  • 1967 – The White Rabbit (TV) as Wing Cmdr. Yeo-Thomas
  • 1968 – Dark of the Sun, (known also as The Mercenaries) as Doctor Wreid
  • 1969 – Fräulein Doktor as Col. Foreman
  • 1969 – Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) as Kaiser Wilhelm II
  • 1969 – Battle of Britain (1969) as Group Captain Barker
  • 1970 – Scrooge as the Ghost of Christmas Present
  • 1974 – Father Brown (TV) as Father Brown*
  • 1976 – The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella as Lord Chamberlain
  • 1977 – Where Time Began (also known as Journey to the Centre of the Earth) as Prof. Otto Linderbrock
  • 1978 – Leopard in the Snow as Sir Philip James
  • 1978 – An Englishman’s Castle (TV) as Peter Ingram
  • 1979 – The Spaceman and King Arthur as King Arthur
  • 1980 – A Tale of Two Cities (1980) (TV) as Dr. Jarvis Lorry (final performance)

Career highlights – Awards

  • 1953 Nominated as Best British Actor (BAFTA) for Genevieve*
  • 1954 Won Best British Actor (BAFTA) for Doctor in the House**
  • 1955 Won Best Actor at Venice Film Festival for The Deep Blue Sea**
  • 1955 Won Most Promising International Star (Variety Club)
  • 1955 Nominated Best British Actor (BAFTA) for The Deep Blue Sea*
  • 1956 Nominated Best British Actor (BAFTA) for Reach for the Sky*
  • 1956 Won Picturegoer Magazine Best Actor Award for Reach for the Sky**
  • 1970 Appointed a CBE in the New Year’s Honours
  • 1974 Won Best Actor on Television in the TV Times Top Ten Television Award*
  • 1975 Won Variety Club 40 Years in Show business Award
Kenneth More's BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Doctor in the House (1954)

Kenneth More’s BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Doctor in the House (1954)

Kenneth More's 1955 Variety Club Award for Most Promising International Star

Kenneth More’s Variety Club Award for Most Promising International Star (1955)

Career highlights – Popularity at the Box Office

  • 1954 – 5th most popular British star
  • 1955 – 5th most popular British star
  • 1956 – Most popular international star
  • 1957 – 2nd most popular international star
  • 1958 – 3rd most popular international star
  • 1959 – Most popular British star
  • 1960 – Most popular international star
  • 1961 – 3rd most popular international star
  • 1962 – 4th most popular international star

Selected theatre credits

  • 1946: And No Birds Sing by Jenny Laird and John Fernold. Aldwych Theatre, London, WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as The Rev. Arthur Platt, Elizabeth Allan, Nigel Stock, Derek Tansley and Elspeth Seely-White
  • 1947: Power Without Glory by Michael Hutton. New Lindsey Theatre Club, Notting Hill Gate, London (later transferred to The Fortune). Cast list included; Kenneth More as Eddie, Beatrice Yarley and Dirk Bogarde
  • 1947: Peace in our Time by Noel Coward. Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1. Cast list included; Kenneth More as George Bourne, Dora Bryan, Bernard Lee, Elspeth March and Ralph Michael
  • 1950: The Way Things Go by Frederick Lonsdale. Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as John, Michael Gough, Glynis Johns, Ronald Squire and Janet Burnell
  • 1952: The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan. Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Freddie Page, Googie Withers, Roland Culver, Raymond Francis and Peter Illing
  • 1961: The Angry Deep (as Director) by Anthony Higgins. Theatre Royal, Brighton. Cast list included Anthony Verner
  • 1963: Out of the Crocodile by Giles Cooper. Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Peter Pounce, Celia Johnson and Cyril Raymond
  • 1964: Our Man Crichton (Musical adaptation of “The Admirable Crichton”) by J.M. Barrie. Shaftesbury Theatre, Catherine Street, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Crichton, Millicent Martin, Patricia Lambert, George Benson, Dilys Watling, David Kernan, Anna Barry, and Glyn Worsnip
  • 1968: The Secretary Bird by William Douglas Home. Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Hugh Walford, Jane Downs, Terence Longdon, Katherine Parr and Judith Arthy
  • 1970: The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan. New Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Sir Robert Morton, Megs Jenkins, Laurence Naismith, Annette Crosbie, Christopher Cazenove and Peter Cellier
  • 1971: Getting On by Alan Bennett. The Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1. Cast list included; Kenneth More as George Oliver, Gemma Jones, Brian Cox, Keith Skinner and Mona Washbourne
  • 1973: Sign of The Times by Jeremy Kingston. The Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Andrew Parry, Sandra Duncan, Liza Goddard, Dennis Ramsden, Joan Sterndale Bennett and Norman Beaton
  • 1977: On Approval by Frederick Lonsdale. The Vaudeville Theatre, The Strand, London WC2. Cast list included; Kenneth More as Duke of Bristol, Patricia Routledge, Moray Watson and Carolyn Seymour
THE SECRETARY BIRD.Silver plated cup presented to Kenneth More for the show's 1000th performance at the Savoy Theatre. April 1971

The Secretary Bird silver plated cup presented to Kenneth More for the show’s 1000th performance at the Savoy Theatre. April 1971

Published works include three autobiographies (plus several articles for national publications):

Kenneth More's autobiographies

Kenneth More’s autobiographies