Oliver Reed Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Oliver Reed Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 13, 1938
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorBlue

Oliver Reed was an English actor who left a mark at the world with his fine acting skills as well as his upper-middle-class, macho image. During the course of his career, he played a variety of roles in several movies such as Call Me GeniusThe Pirates of Blood RiverThe Curse of the WerewolfGladiator, The Incredible Adventures of Marco Polo on His Journeys to the Ends of the EarthRussian Roulette – Moscow 95Luise knackt den JackpotThe Return of the MusketeersPanama Sugar, Prisoner of Honor, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Born Name

Robert Oliver Reed

Nick Name

Mr. England, Ollie

Oliver Reed as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1968
Oliver Reed as seen in a black-and-white picture in 1968 (Jack de Nijs / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on February 13, 1938.

Died

Oliver Reed passed away at the age of 61 on May 2, 1999, from a heart attack in Valletta, Malta.

Resting Place

Churchtown, County Cork, Ireland

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

Oliver Reed studied at several schools including Ewell Castle School located in Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, England.

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Peter Reed (Sports Journalist)
  • Mother – Marcia (née Napier-Andrews)
  • Siblings – David Reed (Brother)
  • Others – Simon Reed (Half-Brother) (Sports Journalist for British Eurosport), Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (Paternal Grandfather) (Actor, Theatre Manager), Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm (Paternal Great Grandfather) (Corn Merchant), Constantia Draper (Paternal Great Grandmother), May /Mae /Beatrice Pinney Reed (Paternal Grandmother), Lancelot Napier Andrews (Maternal Grandfather), Tracy Reed (Cousin) (Actress), David Tree (Cousin) (Actor)

Manager

Oliver Reed was managed by his brother, David Reed.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Oliver Reed (in red) as seen along with Marcello Mastroianni and Carole André (sitting inside the car) in a scene shot on the set of the film Mordi e fuggi (1973) by Dino Risi
Oliver Reed (in red) as seen along with Marcello Mastroianni and Carole André (sitting inside the car) in a scene shot on the set of the film Mordi e fuggi (1973) by Dino Risi (Hit and run / Public Domain)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Oliver Reed had dated –

  1. Carol White
  2. Carol Lynley
  3. Kate Byrne (1959-1969) – The duo got married in 1959 and was blessed with a son named Mark Thurloe Reed who was born on January 21, 1961. However, they divorced after being together for many years in 1969.
  4. Jackie Daryl (1969) – They had a daughter named Sarah Reed who was born in the year 1970.
  5. Josephine Burge (1985-1999)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Oliver Reed was of English, German, Lithuanian, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Usually sported a handlebar mustache
  • Sparkling eyes

Oliver Reed Favorite Things

  • American Actors – Lee Marvin, Rock Hudson, Rod Steiger
  • Book – “The House on Pooh Corner” by A.A. Milne

SourceIMDb

Oliver Reed as seen in a picture along with Kate Millett while appearing on 'After Dark' on January 26, 1991
Oliver Reed as seen in a picture along with Kate Millett while appearing on ‘After Dark’ on January 26, 1991 (Open Media Ltd. / Open Media Ltd. / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Oliver Reed Facts

  1. He made his first credited theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Mick in the black-and-white drama film, The Angry Silence, in the year 1960.
  2. In 1969, Oliver Reed starred as Gerald Crich in the romantic drama film, Women in Love, alongside actors Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, and Eleanor Bron. For this role, he was awarded the International Star of the Year Award by Interstate Theatres in 1969.
  3. He had also served as a narrator for Monitor as well as Orpheus & Eurydice.
  4. He was a huge admirer of the Australian-born American actor, Errol Flynn.
  5. Oliver Reed struggled with dyslexia.
  6. He did not get along with the popular American actor and filmmaker, Jack Nicholson, at all and called him “a balding midget”.

Featured Image by Jack de Nijs / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain

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