Oliver Reed

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  • Birth Name: Robert Oliver Reed
  • Birth Place: Wimbledon, London, England
  • Died: May 2, 1999
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was expelled from 13 grammar schools; quit school and ran away from home at the age of 17.
  • Worked his first job as a bouncer at a Soho strip club.
  • Had no acting experience prior to making films.
  • In 1961, landed his first starring role as the title character in The Curse of the Werewolf.
  • Had a near fatal accident on the set of The Three Musketeers (1973) when he was stabbed in the throat during a dueling scene.
  • In 1979, wrote the autobiography Reed All About Me, detailing his dramatic life.
  • Passed away during the filming of Gladiator (2000); director Ridley Scott had to digitally re-create his likeness in order to complete the film.

Awards

  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mark Thurloe Reed — Son
  • Simon Reed — Brother
  • Josephine Burge — Wife
  • David Reed — Brother
  • Carol Reed — Uncle
  • Jacqueline Daryl — Ex-significant Other
  • Peter Reed — Father
  • Kate Byrne — Ex-wife
  • Sarah — Daughter
  • Marcia Reed — Mother

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  • Birth Name: Robert Oliver Reed
  • Birth Place: Wimbledon, London, England
  • Died: May 2, 1999
  • Profession: Actor