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Roger Allam

Roger Allam was born on October 26, 1953 in London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The Book Thief (2013) and The Queen (2006). He is married to Rebecca Saire. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2016 The Truth Commissioner (post-production)
Henry Stanfield
 2015 Mr. Holmes
Dr. Barrie
 2014 The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Mini-Series)
Ken LeGrange
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Ken LeGrange
 2014 Bad Education (TV Series)
Maurice Hewston
- The Exam (2014) ... Maurice Hewston
 2014/II The Tempest
 2013 Sarah & Duck (TV Series)
- Octagon Club (2013) ... Narrator
- No More Wool (2013) ... Narrator
- Bug's Button Bank (2013) ... Narrator
- Puncture Pump (2013) ... Narrator
- Moon Paint (2013) ... Narrator
 2013 The Book Thief
Narrator / Death (voice)
 2013 The Politician's Husband (TV Mini-Series)
Marcus Brock
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Marcus Brock
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Marcus Brock
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Marcus Brock
 2012 Simon Schama's Shakespeare (TV Mini-Series)
- This England (2012)
 2012 Endeavour (TV Movie)
DI Fred Thursday
 2011 Trading Licks (Short)
 2011 Coming Up (TV Series)
- Food (2011) ... Alistair
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
John Wakeham
 2009 The Old Guys (TV Series)
- The Therapist (2009) ... Ned
 2008 Inkheart
Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Curse of Steptoe (TV Movie)
Tom Sloane
 2007 A Class Apart (TV Movie)
Deputy Headmaster
 2005-2006 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
David / Sir Hilary Donovan
- Episode #3.4 (2006) ... David
- Episode #2.5 (2005) ... Sir Hilary Donovan
 2006 MI-5 (TV Series)
Paul Millington
 2005 The Robinsons (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Moogo
 2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Simon Featherstonehaugh
- The Seed of Cunning (2005) ... Simon Featherstonehaugh
 2003/III Strangers (Short)
 2003 The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (TV Movie)
 2003 Manchild (TV Series)
Dirty Dixon
- Episode #2.3 (2003) ... Dirty Dixon
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Alastair Graeme
- Eagle Day (2002) ... Alastair Graeme
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Benjamin Gold
- Thin Air: Part 2 (2002) ... Benjamin Gold
- Thin Air: Part 1 (2002) ... Benjamin Gold
 2002 Stranded (TV Movie)
Thomas Blunt
 2001 Chambers (TV Series)
Quentin Fuller-Carp
- A Case with a View (2001) ... Quentin Fuller-Carp
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Walt Disney
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Graham Hayes
- Echoes of the Past (1998) ... Graham Hayes
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Alan Hollingsworth
- Faithful unto Death (1998) ... Alan Hollingsworth
 1997 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Denis Cornford
- Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997) ... Denis Cornford
 1997 The Bill (TV Series)
Ralph Marchbank
- Hitting the Nerve (1997) ... Ralph Marchbank
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Chief Magus
- Daniel (1996) ... Chief Magus (voice)
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
King Richard II
- Henry IV (1995) ... King Richard II
 1992-1994 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator / Duke Orsino
- The Winter's Tale (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
- Twelfth Night (1992) ... Duke Orsino (voice)
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Stephen Summerchild
- A Landing on the Sun (1994) ... Stephen Summerchild
 1990 Who Bombed Birmingham? (TV Movie)
Charles Tremayne
 1989 Ending Up (TV Movie)
Dr. Mainwaring
 1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
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He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Moore, Michael Bryant, Eve Best, Suzanne Bertish, and Ben Miles in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

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Brother-in-law of Warren Saire. See more »


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