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Nigel Davenport (1928–2013)


Nigel Davenport was born on May 23, 1928 in Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Arthur Nigel Davenport. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), A Man for All Seasons (1966) and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984). He was married to Maria Aitken and Helena Margaret White. He died ... See full bio »

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(age 85) in England, UK

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 2003 Shanghai Knights
Old Man (uncredited)
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Dan Peggotty
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Major Cowpat
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
William Smithers
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... William Smithers
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Sir Charles Pelham
 1998 The Return of El Coyote
Félix de Echagüe
 1998 Mosley (TV Series)
Lord Rothermere
- Beyond the Pale (1998) ... Lord Rothermere
 1997 Shanghai 1937 (TV Movie)
Butler
 1997 The Opium War
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Lord Blackstock
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Wellesley
- Goodbye Mrs. Chips (1994) ... Mr Wellesley
 1993 The Detectives (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Andrews
- Studs (1993) ... Sir Arthur Andrews
 1988 Without a Clue
Lord Smithwick
 1986 The Good Doctor Bodkin-Adams (TV Movie)
 1986 Ladies in Charge (TV Series)
Count Litvinoff
- All That Glitters (1986) ... Count Litvinoff
 1986 Prospects (TV Series)
The Governor
- Running All the Way: Part 2 (1986) ... The Governor
- Running All the Way: Part 1 (1986) ... The Governor
 1986 Caravaggio
Giustiniani
 1985 A Fortunate Life (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Silas Scrooge
 1984 The Biko Inquest (TV Movie)
Colonel Goosen, head of security police
 1983 Strata
Victor
 1982 The Uppercrust
Pigel
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Ray
- Why Pay Tax (1982) ... Ray
 1981/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Theseus
 1981 Goodbye Darling (TV Series)
John March
- Lina (1981) ... John March
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. Mucianus
- Part I (1981) ... Sen. Mucianus
 1981 Nighthawks
Peter Hartman
 1980 Cry of the Innocent (TV Movie)
Gray Harrison Hunt
 1980 The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie)
Colonel George Grenfell
 1979 The London Connection
Arthur Minton
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Arthur Minton
- The Omega Connection (1979) ... Arthur Minton
 1978 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Don Pedro
 1977 Moths (TV Movie)
Count Zouroff
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Prince Zouroff
- Moths (1977) ... Prince Zouroff
 1976 Death of a Snowman
Lt. Ben Deel
 1975 La regenta
Álvaro Mesía
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
CSM Goosely
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
John
- My Brother Peter (1973) ... John
 1973 The Picture of Dorian Gray (TV Movie)
Sir Harry Wotton
 1973 Charley-One-Eye
The Bounty Hunter
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series)
Eric
- On Such a Night (1973) ... Eric
 1972 The Assassination
un responsable de la CIA
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ed Sterling
- Sharing the Honours (1972) ... Ed Sterling
 1968-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Major Bartholomew / The Prisoner / Robert Larkin
- An Affair of Honour (1972) ... Major Bartholomew
- The Year of the Crow (1970) ... The Prisoner
- The News-Benders (1968) ... Robert Larkin
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Richard Burley
- Thou Shalt Not Be Found Out (1971) ... Richard Burley
 1971 Villain
Bob Matthews
 1971 The Last Valley
Gruber
 1970 No Blade of Grass
John Custance
 1970 The Mind of Mr. Soames
Dr. Maitland
 1969 The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Hernando de Soto
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
David Windom
- Lady on the Rocks (1969) ... David Windom
 1969 Sinful Davey
Richardson
 1969 Play Dirty
Capt. Cyril Leech
 1968 The Strange Affair
Defence Counsel
 1966-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lord Barnes / Major Robertson
- Split! (1968) ... Lord Barnes
- The Danger Makers (1966) ... Major Robertson
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie)
 1968 Sebastian
Gen. Phillips
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Donkin
- To See How Far It Is (1968) ... Donkin
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Lesgate
 1962-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
William / Dandridge / Henry Hutton / ...
- Home and Beauty (1966) ... William
- Finesse in Diamonds (1965) ... Dandridge
- The Guilty Party (1964)
- I Don't Like You (1962) ... Mr. Barr
 1966 Five More (TV Series)
Joshua
- Shotgun (1966) ... Joshua
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Insp. Potter
- The Bone Yard (1966) ... Insp. Potter
 1965 Life at the Top
Mottram
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari
Sturdevan
 1965 Where the Spies Are
Parkington
 1962-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Charles Voyson / Aldo Petri
- The Rhine Maiden (1965) ... Charles Voyson
- The Charitable Countess (1962) ... Aldo Petri
 1964 Madame Bovary (TV Series)
Rodolphe
- Judgement (1964) ... Rodolphe
- Lost Love (1964) ... Rodolphe
- First Love (1964) ... Rodolphe
 1964 Espionage (TV Series)
Frank Marston
- Snow on Mount Kama (1964) ... Frank Marston
 1963-1964 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Larry Mason / Dino Steffano
- The Verdict (1964) ... Larry Mason
- Return to Sender (1963) ... Dino Steffano
 1964 The Third Secret
Lew Harding
 1964 The Verdict
Larry Mason
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Mr. Strang
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Police Inspector
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Mills
- The Trial (1963) ... Mills
 1956-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Philip Maybrick / Inspector Mathews / Alfred Trapp / ...
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Philip Maybrick
- Until You Are Dead (1962) ... Inspector Mathews
- Breakdown (1958) ... Alfred Trapp
- Goodbye Jonah (1956) ... Brian Shaw
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Philip Maybrick
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Philip Maybrick
 1963 To Bury Caesar (TV Movie)
Philip Maybrick
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Grabowsky
- Double Exposure (1963) ... Grabowsky
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Leonard Groves
 1963 Return to Sender
Dino Steffano
 1961 Lunch Hour
Personnel manager
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Meadows QC
- Family Business (1961) ... Meadows QC
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Mr. Bartram
- A Subject of Scandal and Concern (1960) ... Mr. Bartram
 1957-1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Sir Peter Marston / Claude the Seneschal / Barty / ...
- Bride for an Outlaw (1960) ... Sir Peter Marston
- The Road in the Air (1957) ... Claude the Seneschal
- The Path of True Love (1957) ... Barty
- The Frightened Tailor (1957) ... Sentry
- The Infidel (1957) ... Sir James
 1960 The Entertainer
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1960 Peeping Tom
Det. Sgt. Miller (uncredited)
 1959 Desert Mice
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1959 Look Back in Anger
1st Commercial Traveller
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Ernest Goodwill
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Berto
- The Vendetta (1957) ... Berto
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Naples (1956) ... The Stranger (uncredited)
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Buxton
- The Guv'nor (1956) ... Sgt. Buxton
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Adjutant Anstey
- The Colonel (1956) ... Adjutant Anstey
 1955 Othello (TV Movie)
Lodovico
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jackson
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series)
- Curtain Down (1953)
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He acted in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Laurence Harvey, Esme Percy, Diana Churchill, Sheila Ballantine, Sir Alan Bates CBE, Sir Robert Stephens, John Moffat, George Devine, Dame Joan Plowright CBE, and Moyra Fraser in the cast. George Devine was also director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

[In his 2010 Shock Cinema interview with journalist Anthony Petkovich about working with Jack Palance on the Dan Curtis production of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974)] I was pretty frightened of that gentleman, because he was so bloody tall! He was six-foot-four and, as he wanted to look like Dracula, he had three-inch lifts in his shoes, so he was like six-foot-seven - and he was a big guy.

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He grew up in Cambridge but went to Trinity College, Oxford. See more »

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Towering, imposing build See more »

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