Marius Goring is our favourite actor and this site is a tribute to his life and career.

 

We have also researched his heritage and traced his Goring ancestry back to the early 1700s in the county of Sussex in England. The surname Goring was first found in Sussex at Goring, where at the time of the Domesday Book in the late 11th century, it was part of the earldom of Arundel. The name is spelled either Goring, Gorring, Goringe, Gorringe or Goreing and many more variations. Early notables of the Goring family were George Goring, 1st Earl of Norwich (1585-1663), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1621 and 1628 and Charles Goring, 2nd Earl of Norwich (1615-1671), an English soldier and aristocrat.

We have only been able to trace his Buckman ancestry back to his great grandfather Thomas Buckman.

 

His mother's family on her father's side, the Macdonalds, were Scottish, from Lochcarron in the Western Ross area of Highland Scotland. We have traced them back to the late 1700s. His maternal grandmother was a Richardson and we have traced that ancestry back to his 10th great grandfather John Richardson born about 1537 in Durham. 

 

Even though he spoke fluent German (he also spoke fluent French), he had no German heritage and is not related in any way to Hermann Goering/Göring, the German political and military leader and convicted war criminal. 

UPDATES

  •  7 September 2020: Added 3 photos on the 'So Little Time' Film Gallery page

  • 11 September 2020: Added 6 photos on the 'An Ideal Husband' TV Gallery page

  • 15 September 2020: Created page for 'Gaslicht 1956' in the TV Gallery page

  • 16 September 2020: Added 3 photos to the 'Marius at War' page 

  • 17 September 2020: Added Marius Goring Birth Certificate on 'Early Life' page 

  • 22 September 2020: Added 3 Marriage Certificates on 'Personal Life' page and 1 Marriage Certificate and his Death Certificate on 'Later Life and Obituaries' page

  • 25 September 2020: Added Scottish Herald Obituary on 'Later Life and Obituaries' page

  • 28 September 2020: Added 6 photos on the 'A Matter of Life and Death' Film Gallery page; replaced 6 photos on 'The Old Men at the Zoo' TV Gallery page with enhanced images 

  • 29 September 2020: Replaced 12 photos on the 'Rx Murder' Film Gallery page with enhanced images

  • 30 September 2020: Added New York Times Obituary and a link to his Findagrave memorial from the text under his headstone on 'Later Life and Obituaries' page

  • 6 October 2020: Added 1 photo and text re conscription registration on the 'Marius at War' page; added 6 photos on the 'Stage Gallery' page; added stage performance of 'I Have Been Here Before' on the 'Stage 1970s and 1980s' page; added The Stage Obituary and photo of Prudence and Marius on the 'Later Life and Obituaries' page 

  • 7 October 2020: Merged the 'Holocaust' page with 'Wild Alliance' on the TV Gallery page; created page for 'Asmodée 1959' in the TV Gallery page 

  • 8 October 2020: Added picture of Marius and Lucie in the 1950s on the 'Personal Life' page; added 2 pictures to the 'Portrait Gallery' page; added 1 picture to the 'So Little Time' Film Gallery page; added Daily Mirror review of 'Love Story: In Loving Memory' on the TV Gallery page for 'Love Story: In Loving Memory'

  • 11 October 2020: Added a review from The Film Noir website (der-film-noir.de) on the Film Gallery page for 'Nachts auf den Straßen'; added trivia on the Film Gallery page for 'Highly Dangerous'; changed the film poster on the Film Gallery page for 'Rx Murder' to the English version; added more trivia on the Film Gallery page for 'The Devil's Daffodil'; added 2 more photographs of Marius from 'A Matter of Life and Death' & 'The Red Shoes' to the 'Film Career' page under 'Biography'

  • 12 October 2020: Added 2 pictures from theatre productions for 'The Winslow Boy' and 'I Have Been Here Before' to the Stage/1970s and 1980s page

  • 13 October 2020: Added 2 pictures of Marius from 'Whodunnit?' and 'Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense' to the Television/1970s and 1980s page; added cartoon of Marius and Maria Schell as Günther von Hohensee and Nicole de Malvines and 4 reviews of the film to the 'So Little Time 1952' Film Gallery page; added 1 picture of Marius with Cliff Robertson, Red Buttons and director Robert Parrish taken during filming to the 'Up from the Beach 1965' Film Gallery page; added information and 3 pictures for 'Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense: The Late Nancy Irving 1984' to existing Television Gallery/The Old Men at the Zoo page and renamed the page; added HHOM&S 1984 to Television Gallery page

  • 14 October 2020: Added 6 portraits to Portrait Gallery page

  • 15 October 2020: Added 4 photos to the Shakespeare gallery, 6 photos to the Other Stage Roles gallery and 5 stage reviews to the Stage Gallery page

  • 16 October 2020: Added 2 photos to the Shakespeare gallery and 4 photos to the Other Stage Roles gallery

  • 17 October 2020: Added 1 review of play 'Ménage à Trois' to the Stage Gallery/Shakespeare and Other Stage Roles page

  • 21 October 2020: Added 1 photo and excerpts from Peter Graham Scott's book British Television - An Insider's Story to the ITV Play of the Week page on the Television Gallery

  • 22 October 2020: Added 5 photos and 3 reviews to the ITV Play of the Week page on the Television Gallery

  • 23 October 2020: Added 2 photos to the ITV Play of the Week page on the Television Gallery and more information on the Personal Life page

  • 24 October 2020: Added a storyline and 4 reviews for 'Room for Justice' and a review of 'The Devil's General' on the BBC Sunday Night Play 1960/Drama '62 page on the Television Gallery

  • 25 October 2020: Added a review of 'On the Island' to the ITV Play of the Week page on the Television Gallery

  • 26 October 2020: Added 8 portraits to the Portrait Gallery page

  • 27 October 2020: Added 6 photos to the Shakespeare gallery and 8 photos to the Other Stage Roles gallery on the Shakespeare and Other Stage Roles Gallery Page

  • 30 October 2020: Added 2 photos and more information on the Personal Life page

  • 31 October 2020: Added 1 photo to the Personal Life page

  • 20 November 2020: Added 2 stage plays: The Admirable Bashville (1932/1933) on the Stage: 1930s page and Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1988) on the Stage: 1970s and 1980s page

  • 21 November 2020: Added information, picture and review of 'Clive of India' (BBCTV 1956) on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre page in the Television Gallery

  • 22 November 2020: Added information and reviews of 'The White Falcon' (BBCTV 1956) and 'The Lass of Richmond Hill' (BBCTV 1957) on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre page in the Television Gallery

  • 24 November 2020: Added information, pictures and reviews for 'Promise of Tomorrow' (BBCTV 1950), 'The Life of King Henry V' (BBCTV 1951), 'The Wild Duck' (BBCTV 1952) and 'The Devil's General' (BBCTV 1955) on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre page in the Television Gallery

  • 8 December 2020: Added information and picture for 'The White Guard' (BBCTV 1960) on BBC Sunday-Night Play page in the Television Gallery

  • 16 December 2020: Added stage play 'Peer Gynt' on Stage: 1970s and 1980s page

  • 18 December 2020: Added an entry, information and 6 pictures for 'House of Caradus: The Girl in the Blue Dress' on the Television Gallery page and renamed the page

  • 19 December 2020: Added an page, information and 9 pictures for 'Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents 'The Rehearsal' (NBC 1954) on the Television Gallery Page

  • 28 December 2020: Added information and picture of book cover for 'Der Abend in der Oper' to the 'So Little Time' page in the Film Gallery

  • 26 January 2021: Added 2 pictures to the Shakespeare section of the Stage Gallery page and 1 picture to the 'Ill Met by Moonlight' page on the Film Gallery  

  • 31 January 2021: Added 1 photo to the BBC Sunday Night Play 1960/Drama '62 page on the Television Gallery and 2 photos to 'The 25th Hour' page on the Film Gallery

  • 1 February 2021: Added 1 photo to the 'Doctor Who' page and 2 photos to 'The Old Men at the Zoo' page on the Television Gallery, 1 photo to the Other Stage Roles gallery on the Shakespeare and Other Stage Roles Gallery Page, 1 photo to 'The Devil's Agent' and 1 photo to the 'Break in the Circle' page on the Film Gallery

  • 3 February 2021: Added 4 photos to the Portrait Gallery page, 3 photos to 'Tales of the Unexpected' and 1 photo to 'Edward and Mrs Simpson on the Television Gallery page, 1 photo to the Shakespeare section of the Stage Gallery page and 1 photo to 'Whirlpool' on the Film Gallery page

  • 4 February 2021: Added 1 photo to the Later Life and Obituaries page

  • 5 February 2021: Added 2 Photos to the Portrait Gallery page and 8 photos to the Shakespeare section of the Stage Gallery page

  • 8 February 2021: Added 3 photos to 'A Matter of Life or Death' page on the Film Gallery

  • 12 February 2021: Added 2 photos to Stage: 1930s page and updated information on character names in Stage: 1930s to 1970s and 1980s pages. Added 2 photos of reviews for 'Rosmersholm' and 'Too True To Be Good' and 'Marriage' on the Stage Gallery in the Other Stage Roles section

  • 13 February 2021: Added anecdote on Early Life page in Biography. Added information and photo about The Revenue Men to the Thirteen Against Fate 1966/Out of the Unknown 1966/The Revenue Men 1967 page on the Television Gallery

  • 19 February 2021: Added 1 photo to 'A Matter of Life or Death' page on the Film Gallery and added information for 'The Bear' (BBCTV 1938) on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre page in the Television Gallery 

  • 20 February 2021: Added 4 photos to the Portrait Gallery, 1 photo and 3 plays to the Stage 1970s and 1980s page and 1 photo to the BBC Sunday Night Play page in the Television Gallery

  • 21 February 2021: Added 6 photos to the Portrait Gallery and 1 photo to the Shakespeare section on the Stage Gallery page

  • 26 February 2021: Added 4 photos to the 'A Matter of Life and Death' page on the Film Gallery, added 3 photos to 'The Expert' page and 1 picture to the 'Doctor Who' page on the Television Gallery, and added an obituary from The Times of London to the Later Life and Obituaries page

  • 1 March 2021: Added 10 photos and one trivia item to the 'Highly Dangerous page' and 1 photo to 'The Red Shoes' page on the Film Gallery

  • 2 March 2021: Added 1 photo to the 'So Little Time' page on the Film Gallery; added 2 photos to the 'Levkas Man' page on the Television Gallery; added 1 photo to 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' on the Film Gallery; added 4 photos to 'The Spy in Black' page on the Film Gallery

  • 3 March 2021: Added 4 photos to 'The Moonraker' page on the Film Gallery

  • 4 March 2021: Added information and photos for 'The Inspector 1962' on the Film Gallery; added 1 photo of Marius (1948 by Angus McBean) to the Portrait Gallery and redesigned Portrait Gallery layout

  • 5 March 2021: Redesigned Stage pages: 1930s to 1970s & 1980s and added new photos to each page

  • 6 March 2021: Redesigned Television pages: 1950s to 1970s & 1980s and added new photos

  • 7 March 2021: Added information and 1 photo for 'Many Mansions' 1957 in Television Gallery; added 1 photo and review for 'The Devil's General' 1955 and 1 photo for 'The White Falcon' 1956 to the BBC Sunday-Night Theatre page on the Television Gallery; added 5 photos to the Portrait Gallery

  • 9 March 2021: Redesigned Film pages: 1930s to 1990s and added new photos to each page; added 6 photos to the Stage Gallery: Shakespeare and other Stage Roles page

  • 15 March 2021: Added 1 photo and an article and additional information on Radio Career page in Biography

  • 19 March 2021: Added 1 photo on Film Career page and 1 photo on Stage Career page in Biography

  • 20 March 2021: Added 1 photo and 2 documents to Early Life page in Biography

  • 21 March 2021: Changed photo of Marius for Early Life on Biography page; added more info on 'Flying Fifty-Five' 1939 page, more info on 'Pastor Hall' 1940 page, more info & video on 'Circle of Danger' 1951 page, more info on 'The Truth About Women' 1957 page and 'An Ideal Husband' 1958 page in Film Gallery and '24 Hour Call: Love for Caroline' 1963 page in Television Gallery

  • 22 March 2021: Added info on 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' 1938 to 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' 1938/'Flying Fifty-Five' 1939 page in Film Gallery; added info on 'The Spy in Black' 1939 page in the Film Gallery

  • 23 March 2021: Added info and photo on 'The True Story of Lili Marlene' 1944 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'A Matter of Life and Death' 1946 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Take My Life' 1947 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'The Red Shoes' 1948 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Mr Perrin and Mr Traill' 1948 page in the Film Gallery

  • 24 March 2021: Added info on 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' 1940 page in the Film Gallery; added info on the 'Night Boat to Dublin' 1946 in the Film Gallery; added info and photos on the 'Odette' 1950 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Highly Dangerous' 1950 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Pandora and the Flying Dutchman' 1951 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'The Magic Box' 1951 page in the Film Gallery

  • 25 March 2021: Added info on the 'So Little Time' 1952 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'The Man Who Watched Trains Go By' 1952 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Rough Shoot' 1953 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'The Barefoot Contessa' 1954 in the Film Gallery; added info on 'Break in the Circle' 1955 page in the Film Gallery

  • 26 March 2021: Added info on the 'Quentin Durward' 1955 page in the Film Gallery; added info on the 'Ill Met By Moonlight' 1957 page in the Film Gallery

  • 27 March 2021: Added photo of Marius as The Chorus in 'Henry V' 1937 to 1930s Stage page; added one photo of Marius Goring 1962 to Portrait Gallery page; added info on 'Daphne Laureola' on 1940s Stage page; added info on the 'Rx Murder' 1958 page in the Film Gallery

  • 28 March 2021: Added info & review to the 'Circle of Danger' 1951 page in the Film Gallery

  • 29 March 2021: Added review on 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' 1938 page in the Film Gallery

  • 30 March 2021: Added info and reviews for 2 episodes of 'Thirty-Minute Theatre' 1965-1970 on The Third Man 1964/Thirty-Minute Theatre page 1965-1970

  • 31 March 2021: Added info to the 'Circle of Danger' 1951 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 'The Sound of Murder' 1964 on the 'ITV Play of the Week' page in the Film Gallery; added 3 photos of Marius in 1965 & 1966 to the Portrait Gallery

  • 1 April 2021: Added 3 photos of 'Too True To Be Good' 1948 & 1 photo of 'Monsieur Lamberthier' 1949 and added further info on plays performed in Stage 1940s. Also added 1 photo from 1973 to the Portrait Gallery

  • 2 April 2021: Added article inc. photo of Marius & Lucie to Personal Life page in Biography section

  • 3 April 2021: Added 2 photos to the 'An Ideal Husband' Page and 1 photo of Marius as Romeo to the Stage 1930s page; added more info in 'Stage Career' in Biography section

  • 4 April 2021: Added 4 photos to Portrait Gallery and changed layout; added more info and a review of 'Romeo and Juliet' 1933  to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 5 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 6 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 7 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 8 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 9 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 10 April 2021: Added photos and info to the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section

  • 15 April 2021: Added 1 photo of Marius in the 1940s to the Portrait Gallery

  • 16 April 2021: Added 1 video to 'The 25th Hour' 1967 page in the Film Gallery

  • 17 April 2021: Added one review of Marius as Feste in 'Twelfth Night' February 1937; more info about stage appearances in 1939 and an article about 'Nina' 1939 to the 'Stage Career' page in the Biography section

  • 19 April 2021: Added info and reviews on 'Consider Your Verdict' 1938 page in the Film Gallery; moved 'Flying Fifty-Five' 1939 info, photos and videos to same page as 'The Spy in Black' 1939 in the Film Gallery

  • 20 April 2021: Added 2 reviews on 'Consider Your Verdict' 1938 page in the Film Gallery

  • 22 April 2021: Added 1 review on 'Consider Your Verdict' 1938 page in the Film Gallery

  • 23 April 2021: Added 3 reviews on 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' 1938 page in the Film Gallery

  • 24 April 2021: Added 1 review on 'Flying Fifty-Five' 1939 page in the Film Gallery

  • 29 April 2021: Added 5 reviews on 'Pastor Hall' 1940 page in the Film Gallery

  • 30 April 2021: Added review of 'The True Story of Lili Marlene' 1944 to that page in the Film Gallery

  • 5 May 2021: Added 4 reviews on 'Rx Murder' 1958 page in the Film Gallery

  • 7 May 2021: Added info and 3 reviews for 'Box for One' 1949 in the Television Gallery; moved info, photos & reviews for 'BBC Sunday Night Theatre' 1950-1957 to same page as 'The Rehearsal' 1954 in the Television Gallery

  • 8 May 2021: Added info on 'The Wild Duck' 1952 to the BBC Sunday Night Theatre 1950-57/The Rehearsal 1954 page in the Television Gallery

  • 10 May 2021: Added 1 article & 2 reviews for 'The Devil's General' 1960 on the BBC Sunday Night Play 1960-1962/Drama '61-'62 page in the Television Gallery

  • 12 May 2021: Added info on 3 further stage appearances: 'Jean Stirling Mackinlay Children's Matinee' (1928), 'Les Femmes Savantes' (1930) and 'Henry Irving Centenary Matinee - Scene from Louis XI' (1938) to the 1920s & 1930s Stage page

  • 13 May 2021: Added more info on stage career and 1 review for 'Lady Fanny' 1939 on the 'Stage Career' page in Biography section; added 2 photos of 'Great Expectations' 1939-40 to the 1920s & 1930s Stage page

  • 14 May 2021: Added 1 article to 'Pastor Hall' 1940 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 2 further stage appearances: 'The Cherry Orchard' 1948 to the 1940s Stage page and 'Exit: Pursued by a Bear' 1977 to 1970s & 1980s & 1990s Stage page

  • 16 May 2021: Added info on 1 further stage appearance: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' 1933 to the 1920s & 1930s Stage page

  • 17 May 2021: Added info on 2 further stage appearances: 'Metamorphoses (Opera)' 1983 and 'Sunsets and Glories' 1990 to the 1970s & 1980s & 1990s Stage page 

  • 20 May 2021: Added 2 photos 'Marius Goring 1948. Photograph by Angus McBean' and 'Marius Goring 1949' to the Portrait Gallery; 1 photo 'Marius Goring as General von Hohensee' to the So Little Time page and 1 photo 'Marius Goring as General Greenhahn' to 'The Devil's Agent' 1962 page in the Film Gallery; added info on 1 further stage appearance: 'Oedipus Rex (Oratorio)' 1963 to the 1960s Stage page

  • 21 May 2021: Added 1 photo 'Marius Goring in The Unstoppable Man 1961' to the Portrait Gallery

  • 22 May 2021: Added 1 photo 'Marius Goring 1952' to the Portrait Gallery; added 1 photo and more info to the 'Beyond the Curtain' 1960 page, added 1 photo and more info to 'The Devil's Daffodil' 1961 page, added more info and reviews to 'The Inspector' 1962 and 'The Devil's Agent' 1962 page in the Film Gallery

  • 23 May 2021: Added 1 review to 'Circle of Danger' 1951 page; 2 reviews to 'The Man Who Watched Trains Go By' 1952 page; 2 reviews to the 'Rough Shoot' 1953 page and 2 reviews to 'The Barefoot Contessa' 1954 page in the Film Gallery

  • 24 May 2021: Added 1 article and 2 reviews on 'The Inspector' 1962 page in the Film Gallery; added 2 photos 'Marius Goring 20 March 1984' to the Portrait Gallery

  • 25 May 2021: Added 3 reviews on 'The Angry Hills' 1959 page; added 5 reviews on the 'Whirlpool' 1959 page and added more info and 3 reviews on 'The Treasure of San Teresa' 1959 page in the Film Gallery

  • 27 May 2021: Added 7 reviews on 'Ill Met By Moonlight' 1957 page in the Film Gallery

  • 28 May 2021: Added 4 Ancestry charts to About and Updates page; added 14 reviews on 'The Case of the Frightened Lady' 1940 page in the Film Gallery

  • 29 May 2021: Added 1 photo 'Marius Goring 1989' to the Portrait Gallery; added 1 review for 'The Revenue Men 1967' in the Television Gallery

  • 30 May 2021: Added 9 reviews and 1 photo on the 'So Little Time' 1952 page in the Film Gallery

  • 31 May 2021: Added info and 5 photos for 'Son of Robin Hood' 1958 with 'The Moonraker' 1958 page on the Film Gallery

  • 1 June 2021: Added 3 photos, 3 reviews and 1 video to 'Son of Robin Hood' film gallery

  • 2 June 2021: Added 5 reviews for 'Drama '62: Room for Justice' 1962 in the Television Gallery; added 12 reviews to the Stage Gallery

  • 3 June 2021: Added 1 television series 'The Year of the French' 1982 to the Television 1970s and 1980s page

  • 5 June 2021: Added trivia about Marius and Peggy Ashcroft on 'Edward and Mrs Simpson' 1978 page in the Television Gallery and added a review of Pietr the Latvian book on the Maigret page

  • 9 June 2021: Added more info to the 'Stage Career' page in the Biography section

  • 10 June 2021: Added 1 photo to the 'Up from the Beach' page in the Film Gallery

  • 12 June 2021: Added 4 photos to the Portrait Gallery - Marius Goring December 1975 B&W and Colourised and Marius Goring October 1984 B&W and Colourised

  • 16 June 2021: Added 1 photo 'John Howard Davies, Marius Goring and Robert Newtown 1949' to the Portrait Gallery

  • 17 June 2021: Added posters for television shows: 'The Bear', 'Box for One', 'The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel', 'An Ideal Husband (Ein Idealer Gatte)', 'Maigret', 'The Third Man', 'Man in a Suitcase' and 'Les Dossiers de l'Agence O' pages in the Television Gallery

  • 18 June 2021: Added posters for 'Gaslicht', 'Thirty Minute Theatre', 'Out of the Unknown' and 'The Revenue Men' in the Television gallery; added further info on video availability for 'Out of the Unknown' and 'The Revenue Men' in the Television Gallery

  • 19 June 2021: Added 2 photos of Marius as Octavius Caesar 1 B&W and 1 colourised to Shakespeare and Other Stage Roles in the Stage Gallery