Reed, Oliver

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Oliver Reed
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Reed, Oliver Gender: M
born on 13 February 1938 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Wimbledon, England, 51n25, 0w13
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°41' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°53 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°11'


British actor, a burly leading man, usually cast in sullen roles. His films include, "The Curse of the Werewolf," 1962, "The Jokers," 1966 and "The Three Musketeers," 1973. His 53 movies include roles in Ken Russell films, "Women in Love," "The Devils" and "Tommy."

Reed worked as a boxer and strip-club bouncer with an occasional movie role before his uncle, director Carol Reed, cast him in "Oliver," 1968. He was a character off-screen as well as on. He once arrived at Galway airport in Ireland lying drunk on the baggage conveyor, and at a hotel in Madrid in 1973, he stripped during dinner and jumped into the huge fish tank.

Reed had two kids, one from his marriage to Kate Byrne from 1960-'70, and another with his '70s companion. In 1980, at 42, he began dating 16-year-old Josephine Burge. They married five years later but he continued his unrepentant ways. In January 1999, he was arrested in London after a drunken brawl.

A consummate professional while on the job, he was filming "The Gladiator" in Malta when he died of a heart attack on 5/02/1999. He is survived by his wife Josephine and two kids.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

David Fisher quotes an article by Roger Elliot in the TV Times


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol