Always brilliant. You'd never, ever think he was the biggest queen in England. Nor would you suspect he had a lifelong problem remembering his lines. Yet, never a glazed panic look of "oh-shit-whats-my-next-line?" from him. Professional, in the moment, commanding. Outstanding in Lumet's The Hill as a British commander of British arrested British soldiers doing time.
Remembering Underrated British Actor Harry Andrews
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 3, 2023 10:49 AM|
Did he ever work with Eric Porter?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 27, 2023 6:43 AM|
Harry always gave a fine performance even in crappy films. Read just a few years abut his private life and was surprised, indicating he was a better character actor than even I had credited him,.
Perfectly credible as either the Regimental Sargent Major or an arrogant Senior Civil Servant
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 27, 2023 6:50 AM|
Harry surveying the enticing Mr. Sloane.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 27, 2023 7:00 AM|
He had a freakishly, outsized jawline.
We always break out in laughter when he appears on screen wearing some ludicrous turbans in this turkey.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 27, 2023 7:08 AM|
Harry Andrews is the poor man's Anthony Quayle.
And Anthony Quayle is the poor man's Trevor Howard.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 27, 2023 7:10 AM|
[quote]Yet, never a glazed panic look of "oh-shit-whats-my-next-line?" from him.
Wouldn't a film just cut away from things like that?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 27, 2023 8:04 AM|
R6 He was on the stage, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 27, 2023 8:43 AM|
[quote] Remembering Underrated British Actor …
No, OP, I don't remember him.
[quote] You'd never, ever think he was the biggest queen in England.
OP, you need to give us some facts or factual anecdotes to justify this extravagant claim.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 27, 2023 9:34 AM|
He was convincing playing an oak tree.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 27, 2023 9:44 AM|
He was in a bunch of stuff I saw as a kid, a made-for-TV movie about the Titanic where he was the captain, another about King Tut's tomb where he played Lord Canarvon, an elder in Superman, he was everywhere. Had no idea he had trouble remembering his lines, but it must have been worth it to work through that, just to have him in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 27, 2023 11:57 AM|
Harry Andrews' mandible.
It dominates his performances the same way as Mary Streep's bent nose.
Or Orson Welles' fat stomach. Or Yul Brynners' baldness. Or Nicole Kidman's plasticity. Or Dustin's Hoffman's nose. Or Joaquim Phoenix' cleft lip.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 28, 2023 5:23 AM|
I had assumed Harry and Johnnie were lovers.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 28, 2023 5:31 AM|
Harry and Johnnie were partnered five times on screen and lots of other times on stage and OFF.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 28, 2023 5:34 AM|
[quote] Harry and Johnnie were partnered five times on screen
Was he ever partnered with Eric Porter?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 28, 2023 5:35 AM|
R14 Don't you know how to use 'IMDB Collaborations'?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 28, 2023 5:38 AM|
Sylvia Sims gets fifty posts but poor Harry gets fifteen.
And she wasn't a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 28, 2023 5:50 AM|
Andrews and Porter were both in "Nicholas and Alexandra".
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 28, 2023 5:57 AM|
[quote] Sylvia Sims gets fifty posts but poor Harry gets fifteen.
He's been dead over 30 years and she only a day. If DL had been around in 1989, perhaps he'd have received more posts. 17 posts in 2023 is not bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 28, 2023 5:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 28, 2023 6:00 AM|
[quote] Andrews and Porter were both in "Nicholas and Alexandra".
Thank you, R17.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 28, 2023 6:01 AM|
R12...Lovers And (with) Strangers
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 28, 2023 9:18 AM|
Harry and Johnnie with Edith and a cute page on stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 28, 2023 9:35 AM|
Was he the one who appeared in a very early porn movie?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 28, 2023 9:45 AM|
R23 Can you give us a clue?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 28, 2023 9:49 AM|
Andrews' partner for more than 30 years, until his death, was fellow actor Basil Hoskins, who survived him until 2005 but next to whom he is now buried at St Mary the Virgin, Salehurst, East Sussex. The two men had worked together on the film Ice Cold in Alex.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 28, 2023 10:10 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 28, 2023 10:11 AM|
The so-called charge of the 'Light' brigade was a military disaster.
The film wasn't much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 28, 2023 10:35 AM|
R26 How did Basil cope living with that prognathous mandible?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 28, 2023 10:27 PM|
He was private, was disgusted at Brando.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 28, 2023 10:32 PM|
[quote] The film wasn't much better.
The director's tone was much too sneering in the cartoon segments but overall he got a heck of a lot closer to the true story then Errol Flynn's movie.
But then again substitute Ukraine for Turkey and he describes the current UK editorial policy
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 29, 2023 5:11 AM|
Shirtless Harry and his mega-mandible.
The Brits seem to following the Hollywood Hay Code and refuse to show their navels.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 31, 2023 7:18 AM|
He was offered the role of Lurch in the original ADDAMS FAMILY flick, but fired himself when he could do The Droop
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 31, 2023 9:15 AM|
No, NO!!!! I fucked up the comment: Here is the correction:
He was offered the role of Lurch in the original ADDAMS FAMILY flick, but fired himself when he COULD NOT do The Droop. COULD NOT!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 31, 2023 9:27 AM|
[quote] Underrated British Actor Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews isn't underrated. He is forgotten. I looked up IMDB and it gave me—
Harry Dean Stanton.
plus another 40 Harries before I found Harry Andrews.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 31, 2023 9:04 PM|
^ He looks grumpy at being so overlooked.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 31, 2023 9:45 PM|
[quote] Harry Andrews isn't underrated. He is forgotten.
Good character actors are seldom well known by name even during their lifetime. But people would instantly recognize the face. Harry Dean Stanton is another good example of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 31, 2023 9:46 PM|
Who’s had her?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 31, 2023 9:47 PM|
[quote] Good character actors are seldom well known by name
Alec Guinness says all parts are character parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 31, 2023 9:53 PM|
[quote] But then again substitute Ukraine for Turkey and he describes the current UK editorial policy
I disagree — the British didn’t give a shit about Turkey in the Crimean War. They had growing interests in Central Asia and India however and they didn’t want the Russians moving into that part of Asia, or the near East for that matter.
British aid for Ukraine obviously is in part in concern about Russian expansionism, but beyond that I think it’s mostly just sympathy for a country under attack. Much less self-interest than in the Crimea. Imo.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 31, 2023 9:54 PM|
The biggest mystery is how Harry Guardino got in line ahead of Harry Andrews.Wha's up wit dat shit? Harry Guardino is totally forgotten and has been banished to oblivion.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 31, 2023 10:09 PM|
[quote] The biggest mystery is how Harry Guardino got in line ahead
IMDB started as a British company but it was taken over by Americans who push their bias. The Americans have inserted so much extra advertising that it's becoming hard to negotiate IMDB's pages.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 31, 2023 10:15 PM|
It seems Harry Andrews didn't playing the gay scene. He isn't mentioned in Noël Coward's diaries at all!
Though Noel did write one sing lyric…
[quote] Poor Uncle Harry Got a bit gay and longed to tarry
|by Anonymous||reply 42||February 3, 2023 5:33 AM|
Sergeant Harry Andrews says (at 3.09) "No more fraternising with poofs".
And creepily, good-looking Derren Nesbitt gets nude behind a shower glass art 28.01.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 3, 2023 10:49 AM|