Robert Newton

Robert Newton

Robert Newton was one of the great character actors -- and great characters -- of the British cinema, best remembered today for playing Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950) and its sequel in 1954. His portrayal of Long John Silver and of Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) created a persona that was so indelible that his vocal intonations created the paradigm for scores of people who want to "Talk Like a Pirate." The performance overshadows Newton's legacy, which is based on many first-rate performances in such movies as This Happy Breed (1944), Odd Man Out (1947) and Oliver Twist (1948), where his Bill Sykes is truly chilling. Oliver Reed, who played Sykes in the Oscar-winning movie musical Oliver! (1968) was influenced by Newton.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
    Birthday
    6/1/1905
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Around the World in Eighty Days
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7.5
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
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Fire Over England
Fire Over England
6
Long John Silver
Long John Silver
5.4
Treasure Island
Treasure Island
6.6
Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn
6
The Green Cockatoo
The Green Cockatoo
5.9
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Dead Men Are Dangerous
2.5
Night Boat to Dublin
Night Boat to Dublin
5.8
Obsession
Obsession
6.6
The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats
6.2
Tom Brown's Schooldays
Tom Brown's Schooldays
7
Odd Man Out
Odd Man Out
7.3
Major Barbara
Major Barbara
6.4
The High and the Mighty
The High and the Mighty
5.9
Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion
5.8
This Happy Breed
This Happy Breed
7.1
Hatter's Castle
Hatter's Castle
6.3
Temptation Harbour
Temptation Harbour
4.8
They Flew Alone
They Flew Alone
6
Blackbeard, the Pirate
Blackbeard, the Pirate
5.8
Waterfront
Waterfront
6.5
Snowbound
Snowbound
5.9
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
5.4
Busman's Honeymoon
Busman's Honeymoon
5.4
The Squeaker
The Squeaker
5.2
Soldiers Three
Soldiers Three
4.4
The Epic That Never Was
The Epic That Never Was
6.2
The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber
5.7
Poison Pen
Poison Pen
6.4
Vessel of Wrath
Vessel of Wrath
6.8
21 Days Together
21 Days Together
6.1
Gaslight
Gaslight
7.1
Hell's Cargo
0
Farewell Again
Farewell Again
5
Henry V
Henry V
6.6
Channel Incident
Channel Incident
0
Dark Journey
Dark Journey
6.4
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