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Anthony Newley

1931-09-24 Hackney, London, England, UK

Image of 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?".


Boris and Natasha Sal Manelli 1992-04-17
Tonight at 8.30 1991-04-14
Coins in the Fountain 1990-09-28
Polly: Comin' Home! Dabney Mayhew 1990-11-18
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Captain Manzini 1987-08-22
Outrage! Victor Coles 1986-01-01
Stagecoach Trevor Peacock 1986-05-18
Blade in Hong Kong 1985-03-15
Malibu Wilson Mahoney 1983-01-23
Linda in Wonderland Himself 1980-11-27
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Sweeney 1975-09-11
Mr. Quilp Daniel Quilp 1975-11-07
Sweet November Charlie Blake 1968-02-08
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? Heironymous Merkin 1968-01-01
Doctor Dolittle Matthew Mugg 1967-12-05
Lucy in London Anthony Armstrong Fitz-Faversham 1966-10-24
The Small World of Sammy Lee Sammy 'Lee' Leeman 1963-04-20
Let's Get Married 1960-03-22
In The Nick Dr Newcombe 1960-06-17
Jazz Boat Bert Harris 1960-06-01
Idol on Parade Jeep Jackson 1959-03-24
The Lady is a Square Freddy 1959-02-03
Killers of Kilimanjaro Hooky Hook 1959-10-01
The Bandit Of Zhobe Cpl. Stokes 1959-04-01
The Man Inside Ernesto 1958-09-07
No Time to Die Private "Tiger" Noakes 1958-04-22
High Flight Roger Endicott 1957-09-17
Fire Down Below Miguel 1957-05-30
The Good Companions Maurice Milbrau 1957-04-22
How to Murder a Rich Uncle Edward 1957-06-01
The Battle of the River Plate Radio Operator, Tairoa, Prisoner on Admiral Graf Spee 1956-10-30
Port Afrique Pedro 1956-06-18
The Last Man to Hang Cyril Gaskin 1956-08-01
X: The Unknown LCpl. 'Spider' Webb 1956-09-21
Above Us the Waves Engineer, X2 1955-03-29
The Blue Peter 1955-11-01
The Cockleshell Heroes Marine Clarke 1955-11-16
Up to His Neck Tommy 1954-01-01
The Weak and the Wicked Bob Baden 1954-02-02
Those People Next Door Bob Twigg 1953-02-01
Top of the Form 1953-02-01
Highly Dangerous Operator (uncredited) 1950-12-06
A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Charlie Ritchie 1949-05-23
Don't Ever Leave Me Jimmy Knowles 1949-07-19
Vote for Huggett Dudley 1949-02-01
Vice Versa Dick Bultitude 1948-01-01
The Guinea Pig Miles Minor 1948-10-26
Oliver Twist Artful Dodger 1948-06-28
The Adventures of Dusty Bates Dusty Bates 1947-09-01
The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France Boy in English Camp (uncredited) 1944-11-24