Maurice Roëves Biography

Birthday: 1937-03-19
Place of Birth: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Although born in Sunderland, he spent most of his life in Scotland and considers himself a true Scot. As a child he suffered from Asthma and considers his recovery from it was due to playing the bugle in the Boys Brigade. Educated in Glasgow he toyed with the idea of becoming a teacher but after national service in the Royal Scots Greys Armoured Corps. he was persuaded to follow his father working in flour mills and by the age of 24 had become a sales manager. In his spare time he worked with amateur drama groups which led him to decide to change career direction. After training at Glasgow College of Dramatic Art he became assistant stage manager at Glasgow's Citizen Theatre and within three months was playing lead roles including Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice and the Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie. After declining an offer to understudy Albert Finney at London's National Theatre he was cast as Martin in the film The Fighting Prince of Donegal followed by the television play Cock Hen and Courting Pit and the film Ulysses. Returning to the theatre he played MacDuff in Macbeth at London's Royal Court Theatre and during the run took over the title role from Alec Guinness then starred in the theatre's next production of Soldiers of Fortune. His first wife was Scottish actress Jan Wilson by whom he has a daughter Sarah - Anne.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Scotch on the Rocks Brodie 1973 - 1973
Danger UXB Sergeant James 1979 - 1979 Action
Tutti Frutti Vincent Diver 1987 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Last of the Mohicans Col. Edmund Munro 1936 Fantasy, 0, 0
The Fighting Prince of Donegal 1966 Adventure, Family
Ulysses Stephen Dedalus 1967
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969 Musical
When Eight Bells Toll 1971 Action, Adventure, Crime
Judge Dredd 1995 Action, Crime, Sci Fi
The Acid House God (segment "The Granton Star Cause") 1998 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Beautiful Creatures 2000 0, Game Show, 0
Solid Air Robert Houston 2004 Drama, Thriller
Mister Foe Raymond 2007 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fast Track: No Limits 2008 Action, Sport, Thriller
The Damned United Jimmy Gordon 2009 0
Brighton Rock 2011 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Harrigan Billy Davidson 2013 Action, Crime
The Dark 2018 0, Reality Tv