Stewart Granger Biography
Birthday: May 6, 1913 (Taurus)
Born In: Kensington, London, England
Stewart Granger was an English film actor who was hugely popular during the mid-twentieth century. Born in Kensington, West London, Granger rose to fame primarily through his appearances in the Gainsborough melodramas, which were a sequence of films produced by Gainsborough Pictures, a popular British film studio of that time. After appearing in minor roles in multiple films, as well as doing several stage roles, he played his first important role in the hit film 'The Man in Grey'. The film was a huge hit, and soon turned Granger into a star. Throughout the next few years, he appeared in other successful films, such as 'Fanny by Gaslight' and 'Love Story' in significant roles. Both the films earned him massive popularity. Other roles he is known for include his portrayal of Apollodorus, one of the most loyal followers of Queen Cleopatra, in the film 'Caesar and Cleopatra'. The film earned an Oscar nomination. He also gained popularity for his role in the Oscar winning film 'The Prisoner of Zenda', which was based on a popular novel of the same name by Anthony Hope. He also appeared in numerous other hit films in his career, which made him one of the most popular British stars of his time. He passed away due to prostate and bone cancer at the age of 80.