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  • Stephen Boyd

    Born on July 4, 1931 in Glengormley, Northern Ireland

awards & nominations

Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

Stephen Boyd as "Sam Rawlins"

Pop and Kitty Wonder are father-and-daughter circus hands trying to save their tiny business from rival owner John Noble, whose son, Sam has secretly joined their circus as a tightrope walker, calling himself Sam Rawlins. Kitty falls for Sam, not knowing his relationship to their enemy.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Ben Hur (1959)

Stephen Boyd as "Messala"

Charlton Heston plays a Palestinian Jew who is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. Heston finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.

Golden Globe (1959) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Stephen Boyd as "Patrick O'Reilly"

As the British military prepares to invade Sicily during World War II, intelligence agent Ewen Montagu (Clifton Webb) hatches a cunning plan to fool Germany into believing the Allies' true target is Greece. Concocting a fictitious British officer named Maj. William Martin, Montagu gathers false top-secret documents and personal letters to plant upon a corpse that will wash ashore in Spain. But the investigations of a German undercover agent (Stephen Boyd) could potentially expose the fraud.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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