Robert Shaw (Movie Actor) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Robert Shaw (actor)

Robert Archibald Shaw was an English actor, novelist, and playwright. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role as Henry VIII in the drama film A Man for All Seasons. He played the conned mobster Doyle Lonnegan in The Sting and the shark hunter Quint in Jaws. Shaw’s other notable film roles include From Russia with Love, Battle of Britain, Young Winston, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Robin and Marian and Black Sunday. Beginning his career in theatre, Shaw joined the Royal Shakespeare Company after the Second World War and appeared in productions of Macbeth, Henry VIII, Cymbeline, and other Shakespeare plays. With the Old Vic company, he continued primarily in Shakespearean roles. In 1959 he starred in a West End production of The Long and the Short and the Tall.

Born: Robert Archibald Shaw, August 9, 1927, Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Died: August 28, 1978, Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland
Occupation: Actor, novelist, playwright
Years active: 1947–1978
Relatives: Tanya Landman (niece), Rob Kolar (grandson), Ferdia Shaw (grandson)
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About Robert Shaw

He portrayed the gruff sea captain Quint in Jaws in 1975. As a talented novelist, he wrote Cato Street, The Flag, and A Card from Morocco, among others.

Before Fame

He debuted as a stage actor in regional theaters throughout England, making his first London appearance in Cairo William.


He was in The Sting and From Russia With Love opposite Sean Connery.

Family Life

When he was 12, his father committed suicide. He eventually settled in Ireland and had two children with his third wife, Virginia Jansen.


He starred in The Deep with Nick Nolte.

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Latest information about Robert Shaw updated on August 27, 2020.

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