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Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting, after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and, two years later, played the Artful Dodger in David Lean's film, Oliver Twist (1948). Newley was called up to the Army for his National Service and, by the late 1950s, had a hit song Idol on Parade (1959), while in the movie of the same name. He married his first wife, Tiller Girl Ann Lynn in 1956 but it was a rocky marriage and they divorced in 1963. He was in the pop charts seven times in 1960, twice at Number One with "Why?" and "Do You Mind?" written by Lionel Bart. In 1961, he collaborated with Leslie Bricusse on the hit stage show, Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966). After long runs in London and on Broadway, it was made into a film, starring Millicent Martin, with the hit song "What Kind of Fool Am I?".

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Sep 24, 1931 In Hackney, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1912-10-31
Latest Project:
Series The Lakes 1997-09-14
Known For
Poster of Killers of Kilimanjaro
Poster of Idol on Parade
Poster of X: The Unknown
Poster of The Last Man to Hang?
Series The Lakes The Bishop 1997-09-14
Series Style Challenge Unknown 1996-09-02
Series Anna Lee Unknown 1994-02-27
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie Tonight at 8.30 1991-04-14
Movie Polly: Comin' Home! Dabney Mayhew 1990-11-18
Movie The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Captain Manzini 1987-08-22
Movie Stagecoach Trevor Peacock 1986-05-18
Movie Outrage! Victor Coles 1986-01-01
Movie Blade in Hong Kong 1985-03-15
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-05-05
Series Alice in Wonderland Unknown 1985-12-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Cher Unknown 1975-02-16
Movie It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Sweeney 1975-09-11
Movie Mr. Quilp Daniel Quilp 1975-11-07
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Movie Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? Heironymous Merkin 1969-03-19
Movie Sweet November Charlie Blake 1968-02-08
Movie Doctor Dolittle Matthew Mugg 1967-11-23
Movie Lucy in London Anthony Fritz-Faversham 1966-10-24
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Movie The Small World of Sammy Lee Sammy 'Lee' Leeman 1963-04-20
Series Stryker of the Yard Unknown 1961-11-02
Movie Jazz Boat Bert Harris 1960-06-01
Series The Anthony Newley Show 1960-01-30
Movie Let's Get Married 1960-03-22
Movie In The Nick Dr Newcombe 1960-06-17
Series The Strange World Of Gurney Slade 1960-10-22
Movie The Lady is a Square Freddy 1959-02-03
Movie Idol on Parade Jeep Jackson 1959-03-24
Movie The Bandit Of Zhobe Cpl. Stokes 1959-05-15
Movie Killers of Kilimanjaro Hooky Hook 1959-10-01
Movie Tank Force Private "Tiger" Noakes 1958-04-22
Movie The Man Inside Ernesto 1958-09-07
Movie The Good Companions Maurice Milbrau 1957-04-22
Movie High Flight Roger Endicott 1957-09-17
Movie Fire Down Below Miguel 1957-05-30
Movie How to Murder a Rich Uncle Edward 1957-06-01
Movie The Last Man to Hang? Cyril Gaskin 1956-08-01
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-01
Movie Port Afrique Pedro 1956-06-18
Movie X: The Unknown LCpl. 'Spider' Webb 1956-09-21
Movie The Battle of the River Plate Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee 1956-10-30
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie The Blue Peter 1955-11-01
Movie The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Clarke 1955-11-16
Movie Up to His Neck Tommy 1954-01-01
Movie The Weak and the Wicked Bob Baden 1954-02-02
Movie Those People Next Door Bob Twigg 1953-02-01
Movie Top of the Form 1953-02-01
Movie Oliver Twist Artful Dodger 1951-07-29
Movie A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Charlie Ritchie 1949-05-23
Movie Vote for Huggett Dudley 1949-02-01
Movie Don't Ever Leave Me Jimmy Knowles 1949-07-19
Movie Vice Versa Dick Bultitude 1948-01-01
Movie The Guinea Pig Miles Minor 1948-10-26
Movie The Adventures of Dusty Bates Dusty Bates 1947-09-01
Movie The Musketeers of Pig Alley 1912-10-31