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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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Known For

The Deadly Affair
The Deadly Affair Bill Appleby
(1966)
Eagle in a Cage
Eagle in a Cage Napoleon Bonaparte
(1972)
The Search for the Nile
The Search for the Nile Sir Richard F. Burton
(1971)
Robin and Marian
Robin and Marian Sir Ranulf
(1976)

Filmography

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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 Shuttlecock
Dr. Quinn
 1993 Maigret (TV Series)
Victor Drouet
- Maigret's Boyhood Friend (1993) ... Victor Drouet
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
War Minister
- Paris, October 1916 (1993) ... War Minister
 1992 The Blackheath Poisonings (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Russell
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Sir Charles Russell
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Max Weiner
- Find the Lady (1992) ... Max Weiner
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Freddie Galt
- Fat Chance (1991) ... Freddie Galt
 1991 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
McKenzie
- The Plymouth Express (1991) ... McKenzie
 1990 Lorna Doone (TV Movie)
Judge Jeffreys
 1990 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ben Jonson
- Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1990) ... Ben Jonson
 1989 Screenplay (TV Series)
Captain Steiner
- The Act (1989) ... Captain Steiner
 1987 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
George Grosz
- George Grosz: Enemy of the State (1987) ... George Grosz
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series)
Polynices
- Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus (1986) ... Polynices
 1986 The Fourth Floor (TV Mini-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 (TV Movie)
Cousin Milton / Cousin Homer
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Achilles
 1981 Lady Killers (TV Series)
George Joseph Smith
- My Perfect Husband (1981) ... George Joseph Smith
 1981 Maybury (TV Series)
Frank Caley
- Trouble at Home (1981) ... Frank Caley
 1979 Premiere (TV Mini-Series)
David Austin
- Weekend (1979) ... David Austin
 1979 The Bitch
Arnold Rinstead
 1978 A Walk in the Sun
George
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Mark Davies
- A Good Human Story (1977) ... Mark Davies
 1977 Hazlitt in Love (TV Movie)
William Hazlitt
 1976 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Archdeacon Claude Frollo
 1976 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom
- Dad (1976) ... Tom
 1976 Robin and Marian
Sir Ranulf
 1975 Moll Flanders (TV Movie)
Jemmy Earle
 1974 Orson Welles' 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 Man at the Top
Joe Lampton
 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
 1970-1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Joe Lampton
- The Foreman's Job at Last (1972) ... Joe Lampton
- Winners are Losers (1972) ... Joe Lampton
- High Stakes (1972) ... Joe Lampton
- Living Like a Lord (1972) ... Joe Lampton
- Don't Rock the Boat (1972) ... Joe Lampton
 1972 Eagle in a Cage
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1971 The Search for the Nile (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Richard F. Burton
- Conquest and Death (1971) ... Sir Richard F. Burton
- Find Livingstone (1971) ... Sir Richard F. Burton
- The Great Debate (1971) ... Sir Richard F. Burton
- The Secret Fountains (1971) ... Sir Richard F. Burton
- Discovery and Betrayal (1971) ... Sir Richard F. Burton
 1971 Journey to Murder
Dirk Brogan (Do Me a Favor and Kill Me)
 1969 Strange Report (TV Series)
Blake
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Dirk Brogan
- Do Me a Favor and Kill Me (1968) ... Dirk Brogan
 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
- Beyond the Horizon (1960) ... Robert Mayo
 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
 1966 Sunday Night (TV Series documentary)
Daniel Dunglas Home
- Mr. Sludge, the Medium (1966) ... Daniel Dunglas Home
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk
Atkins
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Simon Marshall (uncredited)
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Watcyn Jones
- The Elephant You Gave Me (1964) ... Watcyn Jones
 1964 The Full Man (TV Series documentary)
Pip
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Milligan
- Running Milligan (1963) ... Milligan
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Frederick Instance / Peter / Joseph Schindler
- The Full Chatter (1963) ... Frederick Instance
- A Walk in the Desert (1960) ... Peter
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Musical Chairs (1960) ... Joseph Schindler
 1963 Cleopatra
Brutus
 1962 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Captain Brassbound
 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
John Kendall
- The Case of Two Brothers (1961) ... John Kendall
 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 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Lt. William Terrance Decker
- The Last Flight (1960) ... Lt. William Terrance Decker
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Alberto
- Summer Time (1959) ... Alberto
 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
 1959 Ten Little Indians (TV Movie)
Philip Lombard
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Devry
- Bellingham (1958) ... Devry
 1957-1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Rodolfo in acted version of 'La Boheme' / Boswell
- What Makes Opera Grand? (1958) ... Rodolfo in acted version of 'La Boheme'
- Life of Samuel Johnson (1957) ... Boswell
 1957 High Flight
Anthony 'Tony' Winchester
 1957 Saint Joan
Brother Martin Ladvenu
 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 Ragged Thieves (TV Movie)
Policeman
 1953-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Colby Simpkins / Judah / Judas / ...
- The Confidential Clerk (1955) ... Colby Simpkins
- Family Portrait (1955) ... Judah
- Caesar's Friend (1954) ... Judas
- Golden Boy (1953) ... Joe Bonaparte
 1955 The Dance Dress (TV Movie)
Rickie
 1955 Madeleine (TV Movie)
Archambault
 1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Johnson
- Week-End Guest (1955) ... Johnson
 1954 Companions in Crime
John Kendall
 1954 The Scarlet Eagle (TV Movie)
Sneak
 1954 The Coiners (TV Movie)
David Hartley
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Stage: Appeared in Albert Camus play, "Caligula," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England, with Michael Gwynn, Georgina Ward, Andrew Ray, Victor Maddern, Jeffry Wickham and Barry Jackson in the cast. Peter Coe was director. 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).

Star Sign:

Aries

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