British actor Kenneth More wears an open-necked checked shirt and watch in a casual publicity photo

Kenneth More

British actor (1914–1982) | Genevieve (1953), Reach for the Sky (1956), A Night to Remember (1958)

Breezy British leading actor, a recognisable World War II type who later gave compassionate interpretations of middle-aged dreamers

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Film-makers forsook Kenneth More after his great 50s success, and he turned to stage and TV.

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Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
Lt EGR (Teddy) Evans RN
Man on the Run (1949)
Cpl Newman the Blackmailer
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
Willy Shepley
Chance of a Lifetime (1950)
Adam
Appointment with Venus (1951)
Lionel Fallaize
The Franchise Affair (1951)
Stanley Peters
Brandy for the Parson (1952)
Tony Rackham
Genevieve (1953)
Ambrose Claverhouse
Our Girl Friday (1953)
Pat Plunkett
The Yellow Balloon (1953)
Ted Palmer
The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
Narrator
Reach for the Sky (1956)
Douglas Bader
The Admirable Crichton (1957)
Crichton
A Night to Remember (1958)
Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)
Jonathan Tibbs
Next to No Time (1958)
David Webb
The 39 Steps (1959)
Richard Hannay
North West Frontier (1959)
Captain Scott
Man in the Moon (1960)
William Blood
Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
Captain Shepard
The Greengage Summer (1961)
Eliot
We Joined the Navy (1962)
Lt Cmdr Robert Badger
Some People (1962)
Smith
The Comedy Man (1964)
Chick Byrd
Battle of Britain (1969)
Group Capt Baker
Scrooge (1970)
Ghost of Christmas Present
The Slipper and the Rose (1976)
Lord Chamberlain
Where Time Began (1977)
Prof Otto Lindenbrock
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