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  1. Robert Archibald Shaw was an English actor, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Beginning his career in theatre, Shaw joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre after the Second World War and appeared in productions of Macbeth, Henry VIII, Cymbeline, and other Shakespeare plays. With the Old Vic company, he continued primarily in Shakespearean roles. In 1959 he starred in a West End production of The Long and the Short and the Tall. Shaw was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for

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    Robert Shaw, Actor: A Man for All Seasons. Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro, Cornwall....

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    Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while she was a nurse at a hospital in Truro, Cornwall. ...

    As a boy, he attended school in Truro and was quite an athlete, competing in rugby, squash and track events but turned down an offer for a scholarship at 17 to go to London, with further education in Cambridge, as he did not want a career in medicine but, luckily for the rest of us, in acting. He was also inspired by one of the schoolmasters, Cyril...

    He had joined the Old Vic at the invitation of Tyrone Guthrie, who had directed him as the Duke of Suffolk in \\"Henry VIII\\" at Stratford. He played nothing but lesser Shakespearean roles, Cassio in \\"Othello\\" and Lysander in \\"A Midsummer Night's Dream\\" and toured Europe and South Africa with the company. Shaw was sold on Shakespeare and thought...

    He also made Tomorrow at Ten (1963), as well as a TV version of Hamlet as Claudius. He would then film The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) with Ure and then star in Battle of the Bulge (1965) as German Panzer commander Hessler. He wrote \\"The Flag\\" on the set of the film. He was nominated for his next role, as Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (196...

    While living in Ireland and taking a hiatus from work, Shaw was driving from Castlebar to his home in Tourmakeady, Ireland, with wife, Virginia, and young son, Thomas, after spending the day playing golf with friends on a local course as well as shopping with Virginia in the town. As they approached their cottage, he felt chest pains which he claim...

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  4. Nov 02, 2022 · British actor, novelist and playwright. Robert Shaw, in full Robert Archibald Shaw, (born August 9, 1927, Westhoughton, Lancashire, England—died August 28, 1978, Tourmakeady, Ireland), English actor, novelist, and playwright who first garnered attention for his performances in Shakespearean plays before launching a successful film career.

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