Sebastian Shaw

1905 - 1994

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Sebastian Lewis Shaw (29 May 1905 – 23 December 1994) was an English actor, theatre director, novelist, playwright and poet. During his 65-year career, he appeared in dozens of stage performances and more than 40 film and television productions. Shaw was born and brought up in Holt, Norfolk, and made his acting debut at age eight at a London theatre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastian Shaw has received more than 41,944 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Sebastian Shaw is the 932nd most popular actor (down from 835th in 2019), the 1,036th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 993rd in 2019) and the 134th most popular British Actor.

Sebastian Shaw is most famous for being the actor who portrayed the character of Magneto in the first three X-Men films.

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Among actors, Sebastian Shaw ranks 932 out of 13,578Before him are Lee J. Cobb, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jennifer Grey, Vera Miles, Max Schreck, and John Turturro. After him are Kenny Baker, Cesar Romero, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Jesper Christensen, Olga Knipper, and Josephine Chaplin.

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Among people born in 1905, Sebastian Shaw ranks 61Before him are Joseph Cotten, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Angelo Schiavio, Albert Pierrepoint, Heinz Lammerding, and Dolores del Río. After him are Erich Naumann, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Barnett Newman, Piet Hein, Sada Abe, and Wolfram Sievers. Among people deceased in 1994, Sebastian Shaw ranks 66Before him are Sylva Koscina, John Candy, Joseph Cotten, Lionel Stander, Terence Young, and Rollo May. After him are Cesar Romero, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Paisios of Mount Athos, Robert Bloch, Haim Bar-Lev, and Clement Greenberg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 1,036 out of 8,785Before him are Jeremy Brett (1933), Michael Palin (1943), Anna Atkins (1799), George Robert Gray (1808), Henry Tingle Wilde (1872), and John Balliol (1249). After him are Kenny Baker (1934), James Murray (1837), Princess Marie of Orléans (1865), Simon Pegg (1970), A. J. Ayer (1910), and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (1936).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 134Before him are Ewan McGregor (1971), Jill Ireland (1936), James Mason (1909), David Warner (1941), Jeremy Brett (1933), and Michael Palin (1943). After him are Kenny Baker (1934), John Nettles (1943), Stephen Boyd (1931), Frank Oz (1944), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), and Dirk Bogarde (1921).

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