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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 November 1949London, England, UK
Birth NameNigel Allan Havers
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nigel Havers was born on November 6, 1949 in London, England as Nigel Allan Havers. He is an actor and director, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), Empire of the Sun (1987) and Coronation Street (1960). He has been married to Georgiana Bronfman since June 2007. He was previously married to Polly Williams and Carolyn Cox.

Spouse (3)

Georgiana Bronfman (June 2007 - present)
Polly Williams (12 December 1989 - 24 June 2004) (her death)
Carolyn Cox (1974 - 1989) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Daughter: Kate born 1977.
Younger son of Michael Havers, QC, a Conservative MP for Wimbledon, Attorney General (1979-1987) and Lord High Chancellor of England (1987). As Attorney General, 'Sir Michael Havers' was the prosecutor of Gerry and Giuseppe Conlon, whose story was portrayed in the film In the Name of the Father (1993).
He now claims to regret not moving to Hollywood after the success of Chariots of Fire (1981).
He and Gary Graham were the only two actors who were permitted to audition for the role of Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
His wife, Polly Williams, was ill with cancer for four years and died on 24 June 2004.
Attended same school as singer Sarah Brightman.
Supports Fulham Football Club.
Nephew of Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (born 1933) who in 1988 became the first woman named to the Court of Appeal and later President of the Family Division. His cousin and her son is the film producer William Butler-Sloss.
Son-in-law of Hugh Williams and Margaret Vyner.
Brother-in-law of Hugo Williams and Simon Williams.
Parents are Robert Michael Oldfield Havers and Carol Elizabeth Lay.
Starring in Francis Veber's "See U Next Tuesday", as "Pierre Brochant", with Ardal O'Hanlon, at the Albery Theatre in London. [December 2003]
He and David Niven both played A.J. Raffles, albeit 62 years apart. Havers would go on to play Niven in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).

Personal Quotes (5)

I love doing comedy and I used to do a fair amount of it. Years ago I did a series called Don't Wait Up (1983) and comedy is just something that I enjoy doing, especially when it's as well written as Lunch Monkeys (2009).
I always wanted to be an actor, largely because my parents used to take me to the theatre when I was a child. My brother, on the other hand, who's a year and a half older than me, is a lawyer, so the family tradition lives on.
If any actor gets offered Corrie (Coronation Street (1960)), for heaven's sake take it because it's the best job in the world.
[on The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007)] I'm amazed that the kids can watch it because it scared the hell out of me doing it.
I'm a great fan of David's [David Tennant] and he's brilliant and I wanted to play Doctor Who (1963) myself. I'm a bit too old now.

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