Morley once met an old friend, fellow actor Llewellyn Rees, whom he had not seen for some time.
"It's nice meeting old friends," said Rees warmly. "A lot of people think I'm dead."
"Not if they look closely," said Morley.
“It is a great help for a man to be in love with himself. For an actor, however, it is absolutely essential.” —Robert Morley
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Writer and Oscar-nominated British actor. His long career as a character actor encompassed both stage and film, and he was particularly associated with the role of the archetypical eccentric (and often pompous) Englishman.
He was also well known for his edited collections of humorous anecdotal writing.
Read the Wikipedia entry for Robert Morley. For a short bio and filmography, see the British film and TV website, screenonline.
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Llewellyn Rees Biography
British character actor Llewellyn Rees' film career encompassed sporadic appearances from the mid-'50s through the early '90s. Rees specialized in authoritative, aristocratic, and military roles. Born in Dorset, England, he made his professional debut on stage in the early '30s. Between 1940 and 1946, Rees served as the general secretary of the British Actors' Equity. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Robert Morley Quotes
“If people take the trouble to cook, you should take the trouble to eat.”
“Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work — I merely inflict myself upon the public.”
“The French are a logical people, which is one reason the English dislike them so intensely. The other is that they own France, a country which we have always judged to be much too good for them.”
“I have little patience with anyone who is not self-satisfied. I am always pleased to see my friends, happy to be with my wife and family, but the high spot of every day is when I first catch a glimpse of myself in the shaving mirror.”
“The British tourist is always happy abroad as long as the natives are waiters.”
“Names were not so much dropped as thrown in a perpetual game of catch.”
“It is a great help for a man to be in love with himself. For an actor, however, it is absolutely essential.”