Robert Flemyng

Active - 1937 - 1993  |   Born - Jan 3, 1912   |   Died - May 22, 1995   |   Genres - Drama, Spy Film, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

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Biography by Hal Erickson

British actor Robert Flemyng worked steadily in both London and Broadway after his stage debut in 1931. Head Over Heels (1936) was his first film, but he wouldn't return to moviemaking full time until after his World War II military service--a conspicuous period for Flemyng, who was awarded the Military Cross and the OBE. The actor settled into a long film career playing dignified character roles in 1947, starting with Bond Street. Perhaps his flashiest movie role (albeit still played with a measure of dignity) was the necrophiliac title character in The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock (1962). In 1992, Robert Flemyng was still pursuing his life's work, appearing with Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell and Joel Grey in the moody biopic Kafka.

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