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Kenneth Haigh

Kenneth Haigh is an English actor who made history originating the character of Jimmy Porter, the original "Angry Young Man", in John Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger (1959), a work that revolutionized the English theater. The following year, Haigh took the performance to Broadway, but movie star Richard Burton was cast in the 1959 movie ... See full bio »
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 2004 Mr. Blue (Short)
Mr. Blue
 2002 How We Used to Live: A Giant in Ancient Egypt (TV Mini-Series)
Burckhart
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Dr. Kopek
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
War Minister
- Paris, October 1916 (1993) ... War Minister
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Victor Drouet
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Victor Drouet
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Max Weiner
- Find the Lady (1992) ... Max Weiner
 1991 Shuttlecock
Dr. Quinn
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Freddie Galt
- Fat Chance (1991) ... Freddie Galt
 1991 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
McKenzie
- The Plymouth Express (1991) ... McKenzie
 1990 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Judge Jeffreys
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
- The Act (1989)
 1987 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
George Grosz
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Polynices
- Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus (1986) ... Polynices
 1986 The Fourth Floor (TV Series)
George Payne
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... George Payne
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... George Payne
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... George Payne
 1986 The Day After the Fair (TV Movie)
Arthur
 1985 Wild Geese II
Col. Reed-Henry
 1984 The Testament of John (TV Movie)
Robert
 1983 Night Train to Murder
Cousin Milton / Cousin Homer
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Achilles
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Frank Caley
- Trouble at Home (1981) ... Frank Caley
 1979 Premiere (TV Series)
David Austin
- Weekend (1979) ... David Austin
 1979 The Bitch
Arnold Rinstead
 1978 A Walk in the Sun
George
 1977 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Mark Davies
- A Good Human Story (1977) ... Mark Davies
 1977 Hazlitt in Love (TV Movie)
William Hazlitt
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dad (1976)
 1976 Robin and Marian
Sir Ranulf
 1975 Moll Flanders (TV Movie)
Jemmy Earle
 1974 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Jorge Vega
- Under Suspicion (1974) ... Jorge Vega
 1974 The Person Responsible (TV Movie)
Michael Beasley
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Barnet
- Fellow Townsmen (1973) ... Barnet
 1973 The Movie Quiz (TV Series)
Syms-Team Member
- Episode dated 2 July 1973 (1973) ... Syms-Team Member
 1961-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Gustave / Emile / David Enoch
- The Creditors (1972) ... Gustave
- The Exploding Azalea (1967) ... Emile
- Joker (1962)
- The Way of Love (1961) ... David Enoch
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Blake
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Jonathan Fleming
 1967 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Hauptmann
 1965-1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Leitch / Narrator
- The Voices in the Park (1967) ... Leitch
- And Did Those Feet? (1965) ... Narrator (voice)
 1960-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael Paterson / Robert Mayo
- Nice to Have You Back (1967) ... Michael Paterson
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Bill Appleby
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie)
William
 1966 Knock on Any Door (TV Series)
Max Martin
- The Paris Trip (1966) ... Max Martin
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk
Atkins
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Simon Marshall (uncredited)
 1964 The Full Man (TV Series documentary)
Pip
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Milligan
- Running Milligan (1963) ... Milligan
 1963 Cleopatra
Brutus
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Owen / Jerry
- A Walk on the Water (1961) ... Owen
- The Zoo Story (1961) ... Jerry
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Detective Insp. Harry Roberts
- Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook (1961) ... Detective Insp. Harry Roberts
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Juan Cortes
- Josetta (1960) ... Juan Cortes
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Joseph Schindler
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Musical Chairs (1960) ... Joseph Schindler
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Costain / John Bedford
- Specialty of the House (1959) ... Mr. Costain
- Banquo's Chair (1959) ... John Bedford
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Gunner / Martin Schramm / Maudsley
- Misalliance (1959) ... Gunner
- Project Immortality (1959) ... Martin Schramm
- The Second Man (1959) ... Maudsley
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Devry
- Bellingham (1958) ... Devry
 1957 High Flight
Anthony 'Tony' Winchester
 1956 Teenage Bad Girl
Tony Ward Black
 1955-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Pierre / Georgios / Radio Operator Rennie
- Gabrielle (1956) ... Pierre
- Dimitrios (1956) ... Georgios
- Atlantic Night (1955) ... Radio Operator Rennie
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Johnson
- Week-End Guest (1955) ... Johnson
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(6/18/62) Stage: Appeared in Harold Pinter's play, "The Collection," and August Strindberg's play, "Playing with Fire," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England, with Sheila Allen, Michael Hordern and Barbara Murray in the cast. John Blatchley, Harold Pinter and Peter Hall were ... See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

You need three things in the theatre - the play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something.

Trivia:

Set the precedent for British "angry young man" roles when he originated the part of "Jimmy Porter" on stage in "Look Back in Anger" in 1957. Richard Burton played the character in the 1959 film, Look Back in Anger (1959).

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Aries

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