Anthony Steel

Biography

Date of Birth 21 May 1920, London, England, UK Date of Death 21 March 2001, London, England, UK (heart failure) Birth Name Anthony Maitland Steel Mini Biography Known primarily in Britain for his many "matinée idol" roles during the 1950s, Anthony Steel is perhaps best remembered in Hollywood and elsewhere as the erstwhile husband of Anita Ekberg. His career never really took off in Hollywood; at one point during his marriage to Ms. Ekberg, he was referred to as Mr. Ekberg - a slight that reflected his success (or lack of it) in movies following the eventual breakup of the marriage. Steel was born in London and was the son of an Indian army officer. He was educated at Cambridge and served in the army for England during World War II. It wasn't until after the war that he pursued acting, starring in such adventure-charged films as Malta Story (1953) for the J. Arthur Rank studio. His career was at its pinnacle and he was lauded as one of Britain's biggest movie stars when he married Ekberg in 1956 and set out with her to break into Hollywood pictures. Finding Hollywood unsatisfactory and even hostile, he turned primarily to making some not-so-memorable European films in the '70s and '80s - including Histoire d'O (1975) (The Story of O) - and some guest spots on British TV. He died on March 21, 2001, in Northwood, Middlesex, England.

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Winnetou: The Red Gentleman

Bud Forrester

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The Story of O

Sir Stephen

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The Monster Club

Lintom Busotsky (Segment "The Monster Club")

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Malta Story

Wing Commander Bartlett

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The Master of Ballantrae

Henry Durie

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The Wooden Horse

John Clinton

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Christopher Columbus

Messenger (uncredited)

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The War Devils

Colonel James Steele

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Storm Over the Nile

Harry Faversham

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La Tigre dei Sette Mari

William Scott

Starring In
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The Glory Boys

Director General (unknown episodes)

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Tales of the Unexpected, Set 1

'Timber' / ... (2 episodes, 1980)

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The Monster Club

Lintom Busotsky (Segment "The Monster Club")

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The Mirror Crack'd

Sir Derek Ridgeley ('Murder at Midnight')

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Fiona Richmond - Hardcore

Robert Charlton

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Fiona Richmond - Let's Get Laid

Moncrieff Dovecraft

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The Story of O

Sir Stephen

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Massacre in Rome

Maj. Domizlaf

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The War Devils

Colonel James Steele

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Anzio

Gen. Marsh

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Superbulle

Arthur Baker

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Winnetou: The Red Gentleman

Bud Forrester

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2 Girls vom Roten Stern

Michael 'Mike' Astor

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The Switch

Bill Craddock

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A Matter of Choice

John Crighton

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La Tigre dei Sette Mari

William Scott

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Honeymoon

Kit Kelly

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A Question of Infidelity

Mark Loring

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Harry Black

Desmond Tanner

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Checkpoint

Bill Fraser

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The Black Tent

Capt. David Holland

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Eine Frau kommt an Bord

First Mate Vosper

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Storm Over the Nile

Harry Faversham

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The Sea Shall Not Have Them

Flying Officer Treherne

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Out Of The Clouds

Gus Randall

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Marlag 'O' Prison Camp

Geoff

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Malta Story

Wing Commander Bartlett

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The Master of Ballantrae

Henry Durie

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The Planter's Wife

Inspectir Hugh Dobson

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Laughter in Paradise

Roger Godfrey - Detective

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Ivory Hunter

Bob Payton

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The Wooden Horse

John Clinton

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The Mudlark

Lieutenant Charles McHatten

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Christopher Columbus

Messenger (uncredited)

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The Gay Lady

The Bellaires' footman

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The Chiltern Hundreds

Adjutant

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Marry Me

Jack Harris

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Saraband

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