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(1940 - 3 June 1992) (his death) 3 children
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Jovial British supporting player, recognizable by his ungainly bulk, bushy eyebrows, thick lips, and double chin, especially noted for his portrayals of eccentric comedic characters. Already a 10-year veteran of the London stage when he made his film debut in the Hollywood-made Marie Antoinette (1938, as the simple-minded Louis XVI), Morley got an Oscar nomination his first time out of the gate. A consistently delightful actor, he was particularly effective when cast as a pompous windbag, though he was actually quite versatile (very effective as Katharine Hepburn's missionary brother in 1951's The African Queen for instance). Among his best parts: the self-serving director of a repertory troupe in Curtain Up (1952), Oscar Hammerstein in Melba W. S. Gilbert in The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (both 1953), Sydney Greenstreet reincarnated (more or less) in Beat the Devil (1954), King George III inBeau Brummel (also 1954), the title role in Oscar Wilde (1960, a part he played on stage as well), an obnoxious critic who meets a grisly end in Theatre of Blood (1973), and the world's preeminent gourmet in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978). He was also a successful author, playwright, and TV pundit and guest; in later years he was most recognizable to Americans from his long-running series of commercials for British Airways.