Brit Actors In Westerns


(Wild The Hunchback) #1

Donald Pleasence [Will Penny/Soldier Blue/Hallelujah Trail/Hearts Of The West]
Robert Shaw [Custer Of The West/A Town Called Bastard]
Christopher Lee [Hannie Calder]
Sylvia Syms [The Desperados]
Kate O’ Mara [The Desperados]
Anthony Dawson [Red Sun]
Kenneth Cope [The Desperados]
Roddy McMillan [Chato’s Land]
Sally Adez [Chato’s Land]
Paul Young [Chato’s Land]
Christopher Chittell [They Call Me Cemetery]

Donald Pleasence & Lynn Redgrave also appeared in Centennial [1978-79]

Do any others spring to mind?


(chameleon) #2

Oliver Reed- The Hunting Party.


(Phil H) #3

There have been plenty over the years. Some that spring to mind are:

Richard Wyler (Stapley) made quite a few - The Bounty Killer being the best
Sean Connery, Jack Hawkins, Honor Blackman, Eric Sykes - Shalako
Susan George - Sonny and Jed
Kenneth More (and a bunch of support players) - The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
John Steiner - Tepepa and Mannaja amongst others
Terence Stamp - Young Guns
Joan Collins - The Bravados and The Cry of the Wolf
Jeremy Irons - Appaloosa
John Mills - Chuka
All the Carry On mob - Carry on Cowboy
Angela Lansbury - A Lawless Street (with Randolph Scott)
Victor McLaglen - Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande

McLaglen is often mistaken as Irish because of his name and all the parts he played in John Ford’s films but he was actually English and started his film career in London.

Despite playing ‘English Bob’ in Unforgiven though Richard Harris was Irish of course so doesn’t really qualify.

I’m sure there are others I’ve forgotten for the moment.


(Phil H) #4

As soon as I stopped writing I started thinking of some more:

Alan Bates - Silent Tongue
Alfred Molina - Maverick
John Richardson - John the Bastard
Ian McKellen - The Ballad of Little Jo
John Cleese - Silverado
John Hurt - Dead Man
Richard Branagh - Wild, Wild West
Liam Neeson - Seraphim Falls
Stephen Boyd - Man Called Noon, Shalako, The Bravados, Charge!
Stewart Granger - Gun Glory, North to Alaska and a trio of Winnetou films. He was also a regular in The Virginian TV series too.
Roger Moore - If we are allowing TV westerns then Sir Roger counts for his work on the Maverick show.


(Wild The Hunchback) #5

Lynn Redgrave [¡Viva la muerte… tua!]
Anthony Quayle [Mackenna’s Gold]
Sydney Chaplin [If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death]
Mary Ure [Custer Of The West]


(Wild The Hunchback) #6

[quote=“Phil H, post:3, topic:3101”]There have been plenty over the years. Some that spring to mind are:

Richard Wyler (Stapley) made quite a few - The Bounty Killer being the best
Sean Connery, Jack Hawkins, Honor Blackman, Eric Sykes - Shalako
Susan George - Sonny and Jed
Kenneth More (and a bunch of support players) - The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw
John Steiner - Tepepa and Mannaja amongst others
Terence Stamp - Young Guns
Joan Collins - The Bravados and The Cry of the Wolf
Jeremy Irons - Appaloosa
John Mills - Chuka
All the Carry On mob - Carry on Cowboy
Angela Lansbury - A Lawless Street (with Randolph Scott)
Victor McLaglen - Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande

McLaglen is often mistaken as Irish because of his name and all the parts he played in John Ford’s films but he was actually English and started his film career in London.

Despite playing ‘English Bob’ in Unforgiven though Richard Harris was Irish of course so doesn’t really qualify.

I’m sure there are others I’ve forgotten for the moment.[/quote]

You are correct , i’ve removed Richard Harris from my list.


(Phil H) #7

Stan Laurel - Way Out West 8)


(Stanton) #8

He was also the 2nd lead in Gold of the 7 Saints (Gordon Douglas, 1962).

He actually is pretty good in this recommended western.


(kit saginaw) #9

Ray Milland
Christian Bale

hmmm… Dirk Bogarde in The Singer, Not The Song

Scot; Pat McGoohan did an episode of The Prisoner, in a spaghetti-western format… lone cowboy vs. town-boss and hired-guns to rescue a saloon-girl.


(Wild The Hunchback) #10

[quote=“kit saginaw, post:9, topic:3101”]Ray Milland
Christian Bale

hmmm… Dirk Bogarde in The Singer, Not The Song

Scot; Pat McGoohan did an episode of The Prisoner, in a spaghetti-western format… lone cowboy vs. town-boss and hired-guns to rescue a saloon-girl.[/quote]

Patrick McGoohan was born in the USA but was raised in the UK , so i’m afraid he doesn’t count…sorry.


(chameleon) #11

Patrick Macnee (The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw)


(Wild The Hunchback) #12

Patrick Holt [The Desperados]
Peter Birch [Buffalo Girls]
Christian Roberts [The Desperados]
Jill Ireland [Breakheart Pass/Chino/Villa Rides/From Noon Til 3]
Dudley Sutton [A Town Called Bastard ]


(scherpschutter) #13

John Ireland a Brit?


(Phil H) #14

John no, Jill yes.


(scherpschutter) #15

Still sounds funny, Jill Ireland British, and Britt Ekland Swedish, not to mention Tom Holland American, Brooklyn British and Lourdes a daughter of Madonna and not the other way around.


(Yodlaf Peterson) #16

[quote=“Phil H, post:3, topic:3101”]Terence Stamp - Young Guns[/quote]…and not forgetting Blue :wink:


(El Topo) #17

was Oliver Reed mentioned he was in The hunting party

Just to spoil the fun

FRENCH ACTORS IN WESTERNS

Roger Hanin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Johnny hallyday, Vicent cassel

Easy one

PORTUGUESE ACTORS IN WESTERNS

Joaquim D’Almeida (One man’s hero and others)


(I love you M.E. Kay) #18

I’ll follow in the footsteps of El Topo :

Canadian actors in westerns - Al Mulock and Robert Charlebois


(Phil H) #19

[quote=“I love you M.E. Kay, post:18, topic:3101”]I’ll follow in the footsteps of El Topo :

Canadian actors in westerns - Al Mulock and Robert Charlebois[/quote]

If we’re talking eurowesterns then John Ireland and Leslie Nielsen spring to mind.


(Stanton) #20