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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 A Man for All Seasons (1966), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Phase IV (1974). He was married to Maria Aitken and Helena Margaret White. He died on October 25, 2013 in Gloucester, ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Man for All Seasons
A Man for All Seasons Duke of Norfolk
(1966)
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire Lord Birkenhead
(1981)
Phase IV
Phase IV Dr. Ernest D. Hubbs
(1974)
The Island of Dr. Moreau
(1977)

Filmography

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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 La vuelta de El Coyote
Félix de Echagüe
 1998 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Lord Blackstock
 1998 Mosley (TV Series)
Lord Rothermere
- Beyond the Pale (1998) ... Lord Rothermere
 1997 Shanghai 1937 (TV Movie)
Butler
 1997 The Opium War
 1993-1995 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Mr. Hamilton / Mr. Douglas Hamilton
- Hard Times (1995) ... Mr. Hamilton
- Duck Soup (1993) ... Mr. Douglas Hamilton
 1994 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Wellesley
- Goodbye Mrs. Chips (1994) ... Mr Wellesley
 1993 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
the Commodore
- The Commodore (1993) ... the Commodore
 1993 The Detectives (TV Series)
Sir Arthur Andrews
- Studs (1993) ... Sir Arthur Andrews
 1991 Trainer (TV Series)
James Brant
- No Way to Treat a Lady (1991) ... James Brant
- The Rough with the Smooth (1991) ... James Brant
- Ace in the Pack (1991) ... James Brant
- A Little Touch of Magic in the Night (1991) ... James Brant
- Business or Pleasure (1991) ... James Brant
 1987-1990 Howards' Way (TV Series)
Sir Edward Frere
- Episode #6.5 (1990) ... Sir Edward Frere
- Episode #6.4 (1990) ... Sir Edward Frere
- Episode #6.3 (1990) ... Sir Edward Frere
- Episode #4.13 (1988) ... Sir Edward Frere
- Episode #4.12 (1988) ... Sir Edward Frere
 1988 Without a Clue
Lord Smithwick
 1986 The Good Doctor Bodkin-Adams (TV Movie)
Supt. Hannam
 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 Masterpiece Theatre: Lord Mountbatten - The Last Viceroy (TV Mini-Series)
Ismay
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Ismay
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Ismay
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Ismay
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Ismay
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Ismay
 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
 1982-1983 Don't Rock the Boat (TV Series)
Jack Hoxton
- Top of the Bill (1983) ... Jack Hoxton
- A Matter of Principle (1983) ... Jack Hoxton
- The Flesh Is Weak (1983) ... Jack Hoxton
- Papering Over the Cracks (1983) ... Jack Hoxton
- Judgement of Solomon (1983) ... Jack Hoxton
 1982 An Inspector Calls (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Birling
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Arthur Birling
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Arthur Birling
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Arthur Birling
 1982 Bird of Prey (TV Series)
Charles Bridgnorth
- Printout Urgent (1982) ... Charles Bridgnorth
- Process Priority (1982) ... Charles Bridgnorth
- Mode Murder (1982) ... Charles Bridgnorth
 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 Nighthawks
Peter Hartman
 1981 Bognor (TV Series)
Edgar Eagerly
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Part 5 - Dummy Run (1981) ... Edgar Eagerly
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. Mucianus
- Part I (1981) ... Sen. Mucianus
 1981 Chariots of Fire
Lord Birkenhead
 1981 The Uppercrust
Pigel
 1980 Cry of the Innocent (TV Movie)
Gray Harrison Hunt
 1980 The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie)
Col. George Grenfell
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
King George III
- Defeat and Victory (1979) ... King George III
- Milk and Honey (1979) ... King George III
- God Save the King (1979) ... King George III
- Father and Son (1979) ... King George III
- The Trouble with Women (1979) ... King George III
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Col. Hamilton-Brown
 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)
Prince Zouroff
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Montgomery
 1977 Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers
Sgt. Driscoll
 1977 Romance (TV Series)
Prince Zouroff
- Moths (1977) ... Prince Zouroff
 1976 Death of a Snowman
Lt. Deel
 1975 La regenta
Álvaro Mesía
 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series)
Jim Fraser
- The Fatal Hours: Part 2 (1975) ... Jim Fraser
- The Fatal Hours: Part 1 (1975) ... Jim Fraser
- Headhunters (1975) ... Jim Fraser
- Time of Hazard (1975) ... Jim Fraser
- Workhorse (1975) ... Jim Fraser
 1975 Goose with Pepper (TV Movie)
CSM Goosely
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
King Magnus
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... King Magnus
 1974 South Riding (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Carne
- The Number of Our Days (1974) ... Robert Carne
- The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away (1974) ... Robert Carne
- Take What You Want and Pay for It (1974) ... Robert Carne
- Beggars and Choosers (1974) ... Robert Carne
- Dreams and Destinations (1974) ... Robert Carne
 1974 Phase IV
Dr. Ernest D. Hubbs
 1974 Dracula (TV Movie)
Van Helsing
 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 Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Conan Doyle (1972) ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 1972 The Assassination
un responsable de la CIA
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ed Sterling
- Sharing the Honours (1972) ... Ed Sterling
 1972 Living Free
George Adamson
 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 Mary, Queen of Scots
Lord Bothwell
 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 Virgin Soldiers
Sergeant Driscoll
 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 / Robertson
- Split! (1968) ... Lord Barnes
- The Danger Makers (1966) ... Robertson
 1968 From Chekhov with Love (TV Movie)
Maxim Gorky
 1968 Sebastian
Gen. Phillips
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Donkin
- To See How Far It Is (1968) ... Donkin
- The Curse of the Donkins (1968) ... Donkin
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Lesgate
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Bruce Tavey
- The Tar Baby (1967) ... Bruce Tavey
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
Duke of Norfolk
 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)
- The Gioconda Smile (1963) ... Henry Hutton
- Double Stakes (1963) ... Gerald Bennet / Dickie Gray
 1966 Five More (TV Series)
Joshua
- Shotgun (1966) ... Joshua
 1966 Where the Spies Are
Parkington
 1965 Life at the Top
Mottram
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari
Sturdevant
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica
Frederick Thornton
 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
 1963 Ladies Who Do
Mr. Strang
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 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 In the Cool of the Day
Leonard Groves
 1963 Man of the World (TV Series)
Grabowsky
- Double Exposure (1963) ... Grabowsky
 1963 Lunch Hour
Personnel Manager
 1963 Return to Sender
Dino Steffano
 1962 Mix Me a Person
Harry's Mother's Boyfriend
 1962 The Wrong Way Back (TV Movie)
Ted Mason
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Don Miguel de Cervantes
- Gentlemen of Spain (1962) ... Don Miguel de Cervantes
 1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Meadows QC
- Family Business (1961) ... Meadows QC
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-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
 1959 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Bentley Drummle
- Episode #1.8 (1959) ... Bentley Drummle
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Bentley Drummle
 1958 Big Guns (TV Series)
Sgt. Spence
- A Family Matter (1958) ... Sgt. Spence
- Villainy to Boot (1958) ... Sgt. Spence
- Something Old - Something New (1958) ... Sgt. Spence
- How Green Is the Grass (1958) ... Sgt. Spence
- Gaol Delivery (1958) ... Sgt. Spence
 1957 Mister Charlesworth (TV Series)
Sgt. Spence
- Mink Is Where You Find It (1957) ... Sgt. Spence
- The Live Wire (1957) ... Sgt. Spence
- A Ring of Noses (1957) ... Sgt. Spence
- The Compensators (1957) ... Sgt. Spence
- In Lieu of a Fine (1957) ... Sgt. Spence
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Ernest Goodwill
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Berto
- Vendetta (1957) ... Berto
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Naples (1956) ... The Stranger (uncredited)
 1956 Tales from Soho (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Spence
- Set a Thief (1956) ... Det. Sgt. Spence
 1956 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Buxton
- The Guv'nor (1956) ... Sgt. Buxton
 1956 Lilli Palmer Theatre (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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Other Works:

He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan," in an English Stage Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, John Moffatt, Esme Percy, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Sheila Ballantine, Frazer Hines, John Osborne, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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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 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.

Trivia:

Was educated at St. Peter's School, Seaford; Cheltenham College and read English at Trinity College, Oxford, where he received his Master of Arts degree. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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