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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 1,847,601 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Stephen Boyd is the 764th most popular actor (down from 742nd in 2019), the 928th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 926th in 2019) and the 118th 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 764 out of 9,996Before him are Héctor Elizondo, Ewan McGregor, Luke Perry, Ida Rubinstein, Sissy Spacek, and Elisabeth Shue. After him are Oliver Reed, Lotte Lenya, Lambert Wilson, Yuri Nikulin, Glenn Ford, and Lita Grey.

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Among people born in 1931, Stephen Boyd ranks 75Before him are Rita Moreno, Sam Cooke, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Hamilton O. Smith, Anthony de Mello, and Carroll Baker. After him are Margarita Lozano, Richard F. Heck, Larry Silverstein, Thorvald Stoltenberg, Igor Oistrakh, and Stig Anderson. Among people deceased in 1977, Stephen Boyd ranks 41Before him are Sergey Ilyushin, Archibald Hill, Peter Finch, Olave Baden-Powell, Stefania Turkewich, and Steve Biko. After him are Abdel Halim Hafez, John Dickson Carr, Modibo Keïta, Oskar Morgenstern, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, and Sepp Herberger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Boyd ranks 928 out of 7,765Before him are Ewan McGregor (1971), Steve Harris (1956), Isabella of England (1214), Karl Jenkins (1944), Thomas Willis (1621), and Judith of Flanders (844). After him are Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford (1505), Oliver Reed (1938), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Dylan Thomas (1914), Alan Watts (1915), and Derek Barton (1918).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Stephen Boyd ranks 118Before him are Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), Pete Postlethwaite (1946), Joan Collins (1933), Natasha Richardson (1963), Jim Broadbent (1949), and Ewan McGregor (1971). After him are Oliver Reed (1938), Jill Ireland (1936), Brian Cox (1946), Orlando Bloom (1977), Michael Palin (1943), and Ian McDiarmid (1944).

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