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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 37,966 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Sebastian Shaw is the 838th most popular actor (down from 750th in 2019), the 994th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 937th in 2019) and the 130th 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 838 out of 9,996Before him are Katina Paxinou, Peter Weller, Michael York, Dorothy Malone, Ray Milland, and James Mason. After him are Marisa Paredes, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Garner, Mike Myers, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Matt LeBlanc.

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Among people born in 1905, Sebastian Shaw ranks 57Before him are Sada Abe, Barnett Newman, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Cotten, Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, and Severo Ochoa. After him are Piet Hein, Heinz Lammerding, Dolores del Río, Daniil Kharms, Enrique Ballestrero, and Dhyan Chand. Among people deceased in 1994, Sebastian Shaw ranks 63Before him are Rollo May, Cesar Romero, Joseph Cotten, Sylva Koscina, Terence Young, and John Candy. After him are Chung Il-kwon, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Robert Bloch, Max Bill, James Clavell, and Cab Calloway.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 994 out of 7,765Before him are Edmund Leighton (1852), John Kay (1704), John E. Walker (1941), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), Ray Milland (1907), and James Mason (1909). After him are Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), James Stirling (1926), Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477), Stephen Frears (1941), and Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 130Before him are Ian McDiarmid (1944), Denholm Elliott (1922), Eric Idle (1943), Michael York (1942), Ray Milland (1907), and James Mason (1909). After him are Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Honor Blackman (1925), Robert Hardy (1925), Helen McCrory (1968), Geraldine McEwan (1932), and Stewart Granger (1913).

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