Stewart Granger appeared as a leading figure in romantic films of the 1940s – 1060s. He rose to fame through Gainsborough melodramas. He made his debut on the big screen as an extra in the musical ‘The Song You Gave Me’ (1933).
After appearing in minor roles in a few movies he started working on stage and acted in plays like ‘The Courageous Sex and Victoria’, ‘The Millionaires’ and ‘The Apple Cart’.
He was seen in the lead role for the first time in ‘The Man in Grey’ (1943). His box office hits include ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ (1950), ‘Bhowani Junction’ (1956), ‘Last Hunt’ (1956), and ‘The Wild Geese’ (1978).
He received mixed reviews for his performances in ‘Blanche Fury’ and ‘Dead Lovers’ in 1948. Both movies failed at the box office. Stewart appeared in a number of European films and ended his career on the big screen with the movie ‘The Last Safari’ (1967), which was shot in Africa.
He later turned to television and appeared in the TV film ‘Any Second Now’ (1969). He also acted in a few television series like ‘Men From Shiloh’ and ‘The Hound of Baskervilles’ before retiring.