Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed

British actor
Robert Oliver Reed was an English actor, known for his upper-middle class, macho image and "hellraiser" lifestyle. His screen career spanned nearly fifty years, between 1955 and 1999.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 13, 1938
HometownWimbledon, United Kingdom
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseJosephine Burge, Kate Byrne
ChildrenSarah Reed, Mark Reed
Parents[Beryl] Marcia Andrews, Peter Reed

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The Cannes images that offer a snapshot of stardom before smartphones

  • In 1976, when he was just 22, photographer Richard Blanshard was sent to the Cannes Film Festival. His first job was to take a picture of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire at the Hôtel du Cap, where they were promoting That’s Entertainment, Part 2. ‘Nobody else wanted to do it,’ he recalls. ‘It meant setting up a lab down there, processing the films, doing the prints. I thought: “I’ll give it a go.”’


2001British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActor in a Supporting RoleGladiator (2000 film)Nominated
2001Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureGladiator (2000 film)Nominated