Stewart Granger Overview:

Legendary actor, Stewart Granger, was born James Lablanche Stewart on May 6, 1913 in Kensington, London. Granger died at the age of 80 on Aug 16, 1993 in Santa Monica, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.


Tall, dark, debonair British actor who, after a hard apprenticeship, was invalided out of war service and promptly shot to stardom portraying a series of dashing romantic adventurers. He went to Hollywood at the late age of 37, but still enjoyed half-a-dozen good years in bigger-budget MGM facsimiles of his British successes. He ended his star career in continental action films. Married to Elspeth March (1939-1949) and Jean Simmons (1950-1960): first and second of three. Died from prostate and bone cancer.

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Granger was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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On Blu-ray: , Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter Ustinov in Beau Brummell (1954)

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Of all the screen adaptations of Beau Brummell, the 1954 MGM production is the most lavish. With grand settings, gorgeous costumes, and attractive stars, it is drawn directly from the studio’s basic blueprint for glossy historical dramas. Now available on Blu-ray from Warner Archive, the film ... Read full article

THE BLOGATHON: The Last Hunt (1956)

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Maddy Loves Her Classic Films is our hostess for The Blogathon running April 13th and 14th. Click HERE for the eclectic articles on the British born star. Milton Lott's Pulitzer nominated novel of 1955, The Last Hunt was the basis for Richard Brooks' screenplay which he directed... Read full article

On Blu-ray: Robert Taylor and in The Last Hunt (1956)

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Share This! ?Another woman once thought she owned me.? Don?t drive me too far!???Stephen Lowry to Lily Watkins Stephen Lowry () is in deepest grief, face ashen, head bowed during the funeral of his wife.? Around the grave in the interminable Victorian drizzle are his friends and acqua... Read full article

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By Dawn on May 6, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(6 May 1913 – 16 August 1993). His first starring film role was in the film, The Man in Grey (1943). A British film melodrama made by Gainsborough Pictures, which are a series of period costume dramas. Directed by Leslie Arliss and adapted by Doreen Montgomery from the novel, T... Read full article

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Stewart Granger Quotes:

Andre Moreau: The oceans are full of fish and the heavens with stars. To contemplate one woman to the exclusion of all others may be for some men, but not for me.

Andre Moreau: Forgive the intrusion, but vehicle ordinance number 4012 forbids osculation in public conveyances. First offenders get three days in the pillory.

Andre Moreau: [to De Maynes] Yes, you're going to die, but not by a bullet. You're going to die as he died, by the sword. You'll be driven back, step by step, until you stand helpless, as he did. And then I, Andre Moreau, will kill you as you killed him. l swear it, Philippe, by all that I hold sacred. l swear you this man's death.

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Took sword fencing very seriously for his dashing roles in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) and Scaramouche (1952). He was so earnest in mastering the skill of fencing that he took lessons from a retired Olympic fencing champion. During his preparation for Scaramouche (1952), his fencing lessons and practice made him wear out a dozen or so pairs of fencing shoes. He adorned the cover of Life Magazine when the film was released and the title was "Stewart Granger: Swashbuckler". Perhaps the only actor superior to him in fencing at that time was Basil Rathbone.

Father of Tracy Granger (with Jean Simmons) and Lindsey Granger and Jamie Granger (with Elspeth March.

Stewart became England's top box office star in the 1940s which attracted Hollywood's attention.

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