Biography

Charles Gray (29 August 1928 - 7 March 2000) was an English actor who was well-known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft Holmes in the Granada television series, and as the narrator of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Charles Gray (29 August 1928 - 7 March 2000) was an English actor who was well-known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft Holmes in the Granada television series, and as the narrator of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 81

Birthday 1928-08-29

Day of Death 2000-03-07

Place of Birth Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Oliver Gray

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 The Merchant of Venice as Antonio
1999 Where Are They Now? (1 episode)
1998 The Tichborne Claimant as Arundell
1995 Orson Welles: The One-Man Band as (segment "Taylor's shop" / segment "The merchant of Venice") (archive footage)
1994 Scarlett (4 episodes)
1992 Tales From The Poop Deck (2 episodes)
1991 Absolute Hell
1991 Firestar: First Contact as Commodore Vandross
1990 Harry and Harriet as Satan
1989 The Gourmet as Manley Kingston
1988 Hannay (1 episode)
1987 Dreams Lost, Dreams Found as Jason Klein
1987 The New Statesman (1 episode) as Roland Gidleigh-Park
1987 Porterhouse Blue (4 episodes) as Sir Cathcart D'Eath
1987 Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood as Narrator (voice)
1985 C.A.T.S. Eyes (1 episode)
1984 The Jigsaw Man as Sir James Chorley
1984 Sherlock Holmes (1 episode) as Mycroft Holmes
1984 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (7 episodes) as Mycroft
1983 The Comedy of Errors as Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
1983 An Englishman Abroad as Claudius
1981 Troilus & Cressida as Pandarus
1981 Shock Treatment as Judge Oliver Wright
1981 Bergerac (1 episode)
1981 Ticket to Heaven as Musician
1980 The Mirror Crack'd as Bates, The Butler
1979 Schalcken the Painter as Narrator
1979 Mrs. R's Daughter as Rogers
1979 The House on Garibaldi Street as Gen. Lischke
1979 Julius Caesar as Julius Caesar
1979 Ike (2 episodes) as Gen. 'Freddie' DeGuingand
1978 Richard II as Duke of York
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (4 episodes)
1978 The Legacy as Karl Liebnecht
1978 Hazell (1 episode)
1977 Three Dangerous Ladies as Santander
1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (1 episode)
1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution as Mycroft Holmes
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show as The Criminologist
1975 The Venturers (1 episode)
1975 Night is the Time For Killing as Hilary Vance
1974 The Beast Must Die as Bennington
1974 Fall of Eagles (1 episode)
1974 On the Game as Narrator (voice)
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1 episode)
1973 Theatre of Blood as Solomon Psaltery (voice) (uncredited)
1973 Thriller (1 episode)
1973 The Upper Crusts (6 episodes)
1973 Tales That Witness Madness as Nicholas (Clinic Link Episodes segment) (voice)
1972 The Millionairess as Adrian Blenderbland
1972 The Merchant of Venice as Antonio
1971 London as Mr. Mapleton, Tailor
1971 A Ghost Story for Christmas (1 episode)
1971 Diamonds Are Forever as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1 episode)
1971 When Eight Bells Toll as Sir Anthony Skouras (voice) (uncredited)
1970 The Nine Ages of Nakedness as narrator
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 Cromwell as The Earl of Essex
1970 The Executioner as Vaughan Jones
1969 The File of the Golden Goose as Harrison, 'The Owl'
1969 Mosquito Squadron as Air Commodore Hufford
1968 The Jazz Age (1 episode)
1968 The Devil Rides Out as Mocata
1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg as Gen. Adrian Cox-Roberts
1967 The Man Outside as Charles Griddon
1967 You Only Live Twice as Dikko Henderson
1967 The Night of the Generals as General von Seidlitz-Gabler
1965 Play of the Month (3 episodes)
1965 Masquerade as Benson
1965 Tea Party
1962 Out of This World (1 episode)
1961 Gunslinger (12 episodes)
1960 Inspector Maigret (1 episode)
1960 Man in the Moon as Leo
1960 The Entertainer as Columnist
1959 No Hiding Place (1 episode)
1959 Black Saddle (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (217 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (3 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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