Roddy McDowall

1928 - 1998

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Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was a British-born American actor, film director and photographer. He is best known for portraying Cornelius and Caesar in the original Planet of the Apes film series, as well as Galen in the spin-off television series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roddy McDowall has received more than 4,000,326 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Roddy McDowall is the 838th most popular actor (up from 1,064th in 2019), the 1,032nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,282nd in 2019) and the 131st most popular British Actor.

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  • 33

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  • 3.23

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  • 3.92

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Among actors, Roddy McDowall ranks 838 out of 10,030Before him are Jim Parsons, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gunnar Björnstrand, Kyle MacLachlan, Cliff Robertson, and Sylva Koscina. After him are Katharina Schratt, Ann-Margret, Brad Dourif, Sara Montiel, Barbara Bel Geddes, and Stephen Chow.

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Among people born in 1928, Roddy McDowall ranks 91Before him are Bernard Buffet, Wolfgang von Trips, Gustav Leonhardt, Musa al-Sadr, Sol LeWitt, and Gaston Thorn. After him are Sara Montiel, Fred Rogers, Elliott Erwitt, Burt Bacharach, Seymour Papert, and Bo Diddley. Among people deceased in 1998, Roddy McDowall ranks 49Before him are Allan MacLeod Cormack, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Cozy Powell, Tameo Ide, Sonny Bono, and Anne Desclos. After him are Lloyd Bridges, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Kunitaka Sueoka, Agostino Casaroli, Maria Reiche, and Jerome Robbins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 1,032 out of 6,924Before him are Joseph Addison (1672), Billy Idol (1955), William Booth (1829), Edmund Leighton (1852), John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718), and Lord Alfred Douglas (1870). After him are Michael Nyman (1944), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Adam Ferguson (1723), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Isabella Bird (1831), and James Dewar (1842).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 131Before him are Kenny Baker (1934), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Michael Palin (1943), Hugh Griffith (1912), Margaret Rutherford (1892), and Clive Owen (1964). After him are Stewart Granger (1913), Eric Idle (1943), Robert Shaw (1927), Andy Serkis (1964), Joan Plowright (1929), and Mark Strong (1963).

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