Sebastian Shaw

1905 - 1994

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Sebastian Lewis Shaw (29 May 1905 – 23 December 1994) was an English actor, 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 35,711 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sebastian Shaw is the 750th most popular actor (down from 565th in 2019), the 937th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 783rd in 2019) and the 118th 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 750 out of 10,030Before him are Emmy Göring, Song Hye-rim, Daniel Radcliffe, Greer Garson, Bubba Smith, and Mildred Harris. After him are Ida Rubinstein, James Mason, Edward G. Robinson, Ben Gazzara, Robert Patrick, and Carlos Valdes.

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Among people born in 1905, Sebastian Shaw ranks 47Before him are Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Dalton Trumbo, Otto Preminger, Prince John of the United Kingdom, James J. Braddock, and Barnett Newman. After him are Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Heinz Lammerding, Wolfram Sievers, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ivan Serov, and Dolores del Río. Among people deceased in 1994, Sebastian Shaw ranks 56Before him are Matt Busby, György Cziffra, Cesar Romero, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson. After him are Roberto Eduardo Viola, Rollo May, Robert Bloch, Terence Young, James Clavell, and Ken Noritake.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 937 out of 6,924Before him are Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Keith Emerson (1944), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), and Mary Ann Nichols (1845). After him are Alan Parsons (1948), Richard Stone (1913), Isabella of England (1214), William Henry Perkin (1838), John Schlesinger (1926), and Philip Noel-Baker (1889).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Sebastian Shaw ranks 118Before him are Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), Dominic Purcell (1970), Stephen Boyd (1931), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), and Greer Garson (1904). After him are James Mason (1909), David Prowse (1935), Kim Cattrall (1956), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Jeremy Brett (1933), and Ben Cross (1947).

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