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Kenneth Cranham


Kenneth Cranham was born on December 12, 1944 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Maleficent (2014), Layer Cake (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). See full bio »
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 2013-2014 In the Flesh (TV Mini-Series)
Vicar Oddie
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
 2014 37 Days (TV Mini-Series)
John Burns
- One Long Weekend (2014) ... John Burns
- One Week in July (2014) ... John Burns
- One Month in Summer (2014) ... John Burns
 2013 Closed Circuit
Cameron Fischer
 2013 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Father John
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Father John
 2012 Panto! (TV Movie)
Jerry
 2012 Falcón (TV Series)
Alberto Montes
- The Silent and the Damned (2012) ... Alberto Montes
 2012 Suspension of Disbelief
Bullock
 2012 Flying Blind
Victor
 2012 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series)
Sergeant Ashworth
- A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing (2012) ... Sergeant Ashworth
 2011 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Firs
- The Cherry Orchard (2011) ... Firs
 2011 5 Days of War
Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
 2011 The Night Watch (TV Movie)
Horace Mundy
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jude Langham
- Blood on the Saddle (2010) ... Jude Langham
 2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie)
MJ O'Loughlin
 2009 Running in Traffic
Bill Cullen
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Rex Fortescue
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... Rex Fortescue (as Ken Cranham)
 2008 Merlin (TV Series)
Aulfric
- The Gates of Avalon (2008) ... Aulfric
 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Mini-Series)
Mr Clare
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Mr Clare
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Mr Clare
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mr Clare
 2007 Heroes and Villains (TV Series documentary)
General Carteaux
- Napoleon (2007) ... General Carteaux
 2007 The Curry Club (Short)
Bob
 2007 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Gary Solway
- The Man from Montevideo (2007) ... Gary Solway
 2007 Lilies (TV Series)
Mr. Pritchard
- The Tallyman (2007) ... Mr. Pritchard
 2006 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Terry
- On the Edge (2006) ... Terry
 2006 Victoria Cross Heroes (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Empire (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Great War (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Modern Age (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Afterlife (TV Series)
Stan Mundy
- Mind the Bugs Don't Bite (2006) ... Stan Mundy
 2006 A Good Year
Sir Nigel
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Lord McCready
- Dockers (2006) ... Lord McCready
 2006 Hannibal (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Hustle (TV Series)
Francis Owen
- The Hustlers News of the Day (2006) ... Francis Owen
 2006 The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie)
Older Keith
 2006 The Lavender List (TV Movie)
Harold Wilson
 2005 Genghis Khan (TV Movie)
Genghis Khan (voice)
 2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV Series)
Ray Morgan
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... Ray Morgan
 2004 The Genius of Mozart (TV Mini-Series)
Leopold Mozart
 2004/I Trauma
Detective Constable Jackson (as Ken Cranham)
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
George Barton
 2003 Man Dancin'
D.I. Pancho Villers
 2003 Killing Hitler (TV Movie documentary)
Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies
 2003 Pollyanna (TV Movie)
Mr. Pendleton
 2002 Believe Nothing (TV Series)
DI Aldiss
- Double First (2002) ... DI Aldiss
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
John Forster / John Foster
- Terror to the End (2002) ... John Foster
- Blazing Away (2002) ... John Forster
- Secrets (2002) ... John Forster
 2002 Night Flight (TV Movie)
Ted Atwell
 2001 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Tommy Collingwood
- Home Truths (2001) ... Tommy Collingwood
 2001 NCS: Manhunt (TV Movie)
Ricky Valesi
 2001 Hannibal: The Man Who Hated Rome (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Gilbert
- Sloth (2000) ... Gilbert
 2000 Without Motive (TV Series)
DCS Derek Henderson
 2000 Shiner
Gibson
 2000 The Ancients (TV Movie)
William Blake
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Tommy (as Ken Cranham)
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large
Vicar (as Ken Cranham)
 2000 Justice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
George Carman
 1999 The Last Yellow
Len
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
George
 1998 Vigo: A Passion for Life
The Producer
 1998 RPM
Biggerman
 1998 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Roy Lawrence
- Dead Reckoning (1998) ... Roy Lawrence
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
 1997 The Boxer
Matt MaGuire
 1997 Get Well Soon (TV Series)
Inspector Trussler
- Tucker's Gambit (1997) ... Inspector Trussler
 1997 Midnight Man (TV Movie)
Brig. Charles Ferguson
 1996 Deep in the Heart
Robert Flaherty
 1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV Movie)
Brig. Charles Ferguson
 1996 Bed of Roses
Simon
 1994 Requiem Apache (TV Movie)
Tony
 1988-1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Dick Naughton / Reggie Titherington / Supt. Cherry
- The Vision Thing (1993) ... Dick Naughton
- A Little Bit of Lippy (1992) ... Reggie Titherington
 1993 Shooting to Stardom (TV Short)
Detective Inspector
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Litvak
- The Kakiemon Tiger (1993) ... Litvak
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Douglas
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Douglas
 1993 Minder (TV Series)
Walter
- I'll Never Forget Whats'ername (1993) ... Walter
 1992 Tale of a Vampire
Edgar
 1992 Between the Lines (TV Series)
D.C.I. Stubbs
- Watching the Detectives (1992) ... D.C.I. Stubbs
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Colonel Schmidt
- Barcelona, May 1917 (1992) ... Colonel Schmidt
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Inspector Salford
- He Died a Death (1991) ... Inspector Salford
 1991 Under Suspicion
Frank
 1991 Chimera (TV Mini-Series)
Hennessey
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Hennessey
 1991 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Dirk Boutsen
- A Sudden Silence (1991) ... Dirk Boutsen
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Gascoigne
 1990 Dunrulin (TV Movie)
Mr. Kneecap
 1990 Casualty (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- A Reasonable Man (1990) ... James Lawrence
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Aiden Curtis
- Don't Buy from Me, Argentina (1989) ... Aiden Curtis
 1985-1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Kay / Stanley Webber / Lord Darlington
- The Contractor (1989) ... Kay
 1988-1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Teddy / Joe Shawcross
- A Master of the Marionettes (1989) ... Teddy
- The Party (1988) ... Joe Shawcross
 1989 Just Another Secret (TV Movie)
Brosch
 1988 Normal Service (TV Movie)
 1988 Stealing Heaven
Suger
 1988 Chocolat
Boothby
 1987 Making Waves (Short)
Joe Nash
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Cedric Downes
- The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) ... Cedric Downes
 1987 A Sort of Innocence (TV Series)
Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
 1985 Heart of the High Country (TV Series)
Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
- The Dumb Waiter (1985)
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Lenin
- After Moscow (1983) ... Lenin
- Endgame (1983) ... Lenin
- Gambit (1983) ... Lenin
 1980-1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Jim Lennard / Willie Bruce
- A Free Weekend in the Country (1982) ... Det. Chief Insp. Jim Lennard
- No Orchids for Missing Blandisch (1980) ... Willie Bruce
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
 1973-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Tucker / Clive Jessup QC
- Resurrection Woman: Part 1 (1982) ... Clive Jessup QC
- The Thunderbolts: Part 3 (1973) ... John Tucker
- The Thunderbolts: Part 2 (1973) ... John Tucker
- The Thunderbolts: Part 1 (1973) ... John Tucker
 1982 The Bell (TV Series)
Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant Block
- Et in Arcadia Ego (1981) ... Sergeant Block
 1978-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alan Grieves / Father Tom
- The Sin Bin (1981) ... Alan Grieves
- Butterflies Don't Count (1978) ... Father Tom
 1980 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Gratiano
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Francis Mostyn-Smith
- Wobble to Death (1980) ... Francis Mostyn-Smith
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Giovanni
 1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Jack Foster
- The Education of Nils Borg (1980) ... Jack Foster
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Camille Raquin
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Bill Taylor
 1979 Screenplay (TV Series)
 1977 Joseph Andrews
The Wicked Squire
 1976 Peer Gynt
 1976 Robin and Marian
Jack's Apprentice
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Geoff Smailes
- Bread and Circuses (1975) ... Geoff Smailes
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Lop
- The Rough and the Smooth (1975) ... Lop
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Antonio
- The Changeling (1974) ... Antonio
 1974 Old Drac
Paddy, the Delinquent
 1973 Achilles Heel (TV Movie)
Gordon
 1969-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Barry / Charlie
- The Chauffeur and the Lady (1972) ... Barry
- Gangster (1969) ... Charlie
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Terry
- The Samaritan (1972) ... Terry
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Inky Ballantine
- Twenty-Four Thousand Ball Point Pens (1972) ... Inky Ballantine
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
David Collins
- The Come Back (1972) ... David Collins
 1970-1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Ken Buckley / Ashley
- Anywhere in the Wide World (1972) ... Ken Buckley
- Sprats and Mackerels (1970) ... Ashley
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Tim O'Donovan
- Hurricane Millie (1971) ... Tim O'Donovan
 1971 Up Pompeii
First Christian
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Andrew
- Exposure (1971) ... Andrew
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Charlie Collins
- Lend Your Loving Arms (1971) ... Charlie Collins
 1970 All the Way Up
Tom Midway
 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Soutine
- A Requiem for Modigliani (1970) ... Soutine
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Joe
 1968-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Private Seaton / Gilbert Woollacott
- Private Lillywhite's Dead (1970) ... Private Seaton
- Rogues' Gallery: The Misfortunes of Lucy Hodges (1968) ... Gilbert Woollacott
 1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Togo Millington
- Nice Bit O' Stuff: Part 2 (1970) ... Togo Millington
- Nice Bit O' Stuff: Part 1 (1970) ... Togo Millington
 1969 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Tom Last
- The Eye of Heaven (1969) ... Tom Last
 1967-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Roland / Young intellectual
- Sling Your Hook (1969) ... Roland
- Death of a Private (1967) ... Young intellectual
 1968 Otley
Kid #3
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series)
 1967 City 68' (TV Series)
Len
- The Shooting War (1967) ... Len
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He acted in the National Youth Theatre production of William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Scala Theatre in London, England with Neil Stacy (Richard), Hywel Bennett (Richmond), Jeremy Rowe, Giles Block, Nigel Terry, Simon Ward, Bill Kenwright, and Ann Penfold in the cast. Michael Croft was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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On the West End and repertory stage, as well as TV, he has been noteworthy for his performances in the plays of Joe Orton ("The Ruffian on the Stair," "Loot," Entertaining Mr. Sloane") and Harold Pinter ("The Birthday Party," "The Caretaker"). See more »

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