Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

actor, producer, director

Roddy McDowall was born on Sep 17, 1928 in UK. Roddy McDowall's big-screen debut came with I See Ice! directed by Anthony Kimmins in 1938, strarring Boy (uncredited). Roddy McDowall is known for A Bug's Life directed by John Lasseter, David Foley stars as Flik and Kevin Spacey as Hopper. Roddy McDowall has got 4 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Roddy McDowall achieved is Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. The upcoming new movie Roddy McDowall plays is Star Power: The Creation of United Artists which will be released on Aug 11, 2002.

Roddy McDowall was born in Herne Hill, London, England, to Winifriede Lucinda (Corcoran), an Irish-born aspiring actress, and Thomas Andrew McDowall, a merchant seaman. Roddy was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film, Murder in the Family (1938), playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother of sisters played by Jessica Tandy and Glynis Johns. His mother brought Roddy and his sister to the U.S. at the beginning of World War II, and he soon got the part of Huw, youngest child in a family of Welsh coal miners, in John Ford's Qu'elle était verte ma vallée (1941), acting alongside Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara and Donald Crisp in the film that won that year's best film Oscar. He went on to many other child roles, in films like My Friend Flicka (1943) and Lassie Come Home (1943) until, at age eighteen, he moved to New York, where he played a long series of successful stage roles, both on Broadway and in such venues as Connecticut's Stratford Festival, where he did Shakespeare. He became a U.S. citizen in 1949. In addition to making many more movies (over 150), McDowall acted in television, developed an extensive collection of movies and Hollywood memorabilia, and published five acclaimed books of his own photography. He died at his Los Angeles home, aged 70, of cancer.

  • Birthday

    Sep 17, 1928
  • Place of Birth

    Herne Hill, London, England, UK

Known For


4 wins & 4 nominations

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Saturn Award
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Single Program
Winner - Primetime Emmy
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