Stephen Boyd

1931 - 1977

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Stephen Boyd (born William Millar; 4 July 1931 – 2 June 1977) was a Northern Irish actor. He appeared in some 60 films, most notably as the villainous Messala in Ben-Hur (1959), a role that earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. He received his second Golden Globe Award nomination for Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Boyd has received more than 1,601,671 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Stephen Boyd is the 742nd most popular actor (up from 865th in 2019), the 926th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,088th in 2019) and the 115th most popular British Actor.

Stephen Boyd was a famous Hollywood actor who was best known for playing the role of Messala in the film Ben-Hur.

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Among actors, Stephen Boyd ranks 742 out of 10,030Before him are Dominic Purcell, William H. Macy, Robert Conrad, Paul L. Smith, Brendan Gleeson, and Hal Holbrook. After him are Robin Wright, Emmy Göring, Song Hye-rim, Daniel Radcliffe, Greer Garson, and Bubba Smith.

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Among people born in 1931, Stephen Boyd ranks 71Before him are Jack Swigert, Ike Turner, Hiroto Muraoka, Takashi Takabayashi, Richard F. Heck, and Alfred Brendel. After him are Mike Nichols, John Gavin, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hamilton O. Smith, Samir Amin, and Barbara Eden. Among people deceased in 1977, Stephen Boyd ranks 39Before him are Naum Gabo, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Archibald Hill, John Dickson Carr, Edgar Adrian, and John Edensor Littlewood. After him are Abdel Halim Hafez, Steve Biko, Modibo Keïta, Clementine Churchill, Lee Miller, and Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Boyd ranks 926 out of 6,924Before him are John Pople (1925), W. T. Stead (1849), E. E. Evans-Pritchard (1902), Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France (1424), Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1594), and Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141). After him are James Stirling (1926), Roger Daltrey (1944), William Smith (1769), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), and Greer Garson (1904).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Stephen Boyd ranks 115Before him are Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Brian Cox (1946), Ewan McGregor (1971), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), and Dominic Purcell (1970). After him are Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), Sebastian Shaw (1905), James Mason (1909), David Prowse (1935), and Kim Cattrall (1956).

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