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Basil Henson (1918–1990)

Basil Henson was a prominent stage actor in Britain for over 40 years. His love of theatre began at the age of 12 while playing "Portia" at St. Cuthbert's Prep School. After World War II broke out, he joined the Indian Army and was a Major with the Royal Gharwal Rifles. His professional stage debut was in 1946 at the London Casino, where he played... See full bio »

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 1991 Very Big Very Soon (TV Series)
Maddock
- Thanks for the Memory (1991) ... Maddock
 1989 About Face (TV Series)
Maxwell
- Mrs Worthington's Daughter (1989) ... Maxwell
 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Stanwood
 1986 Love and Marriage (TV Series)
Michael Feverstein
- Demons (1986) ... Michael Feverstein
 1985 Bulman (TV Series)
Lord Breconbury
- Pandora's Many Boxes (1985) ... Lord Breconbury
 1984 The Tempest, Act IV (TV Movie)
Caliban
 1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Dr. Abbott
- The Psychiatrist (1979) ... Dr. Abbott
 1978 The Lively Arts (TV Series)
Sonnleithner
- Schubert: A Winter's Journey (1978) ... Sonnleithner
 1978 Daphne Laureola (TV Movie)
Bored Man
 1978 Just William (TV Series)
Cranthorpe-Cranborough
- Finding a School for William (1978) ... Cranthorpe-Cranborough
 1977 Silver Blaze (TV Short)
Colonel Ross
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Selby
- The Gold Cup (1977) ... Selby
 1973-1977 Crown Court (TV Series)
Justice Yearsley / The Hon. Mr. Justice Yearsley / Dr. Chisolm / ...
- Loved Ones: Part 1 (1977) ... Justice Yearsley
- Those in Peril: Part 1 (1976) ... Mr. Justice Yearsley
- Death in the Family: Part 1 (1974) ... Justice Yearsley
- Falling Stars: Part 1 (1974) ... Justice Yearsley
- With Menaces: Part 1 (1974) ... Justice Yearsley
 1976 Bill Brand (TV Series)
Hinchcliffe
- Tranquillity of the Realm (1976) ... Hinchcliffe
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
2nd Fire-watcher
- Alas! Poor Maling (1976) ... 2nd Fire-watcher
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Bob
- Tell It to the Chancellor (1975) ... Bob
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Martin Cook
- Battleground (1975) ... Martin Cook
 1975 Ten from the Twenties (TV Series)
Mr. Gonzales
- Motherlove (1975) ... Mr. Gonzales
 1975 Galileo
Infuriated Monk
 1974 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (TV Series)
Sir Anthony Donaldson
- The Appointment (1974) ... Sir Anthony Donaldson
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Comte de Vigny
- Trial (1974) ... Comte de Vigny
- Conflict (1974) ... Comte de Vigny
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Basil Stewart
- Twice the Legal Limit (1974) ... Basil Stewart
 1974 Boy Dominic (TV Series)
Dr. Purley
- Medicine Man (1974) ... Dr. Purley
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Von Molkte
- The English Princess (1974) ... Von Molkte
 1973 Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)
Sir. Charles Warren
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Charles Merrow
- Anatomy of Terror (1973) ... Charles Merrow
 1968-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Oxted / Hunter / Maurice
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Oxted
- The Dolly Scene (1970) ... Hunter
- The Contact (1968) ... Maurice
 1971-1972 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Arthur Maddocks, Dora's Father / Arthur Maddocks, Dora's father
- Fly Away Home (1972) ... Arthur Maddocks, Dora's Father
- Dora (1971) ... Arthur Maddocks, Dora's father
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Brigadier
- Not in Today's Army (1972) ... Brigadier
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Minister of Health
- The Minister's Health (1972) ... Minister of Health
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Major Lofthouse
- Point of Impact (1972) ... Major Lofthouse
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Robert Trevor
- It's Too Bad About Auntie (1972) ... Robert Trevor
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
Morris
- No Case to Answer (1971) ... Morris
 1971 The Flaxton Boys (TV Series)
Frank Cunningham
- 1928: To See... a Fine Horse (1971) ... Frank Cunningham
 1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Captain
- A Touch of the Nelsons (1971) ... Captain
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Minister
- Saturday Matinee (1971) ... Minister
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Walter Sutton
- Breakdown (1971) ... Walter Sutton
 1971 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Ray Torver
- Too Good for This World (1971) ... Ray Torver
 1970 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Charles Fordyce
- Made for Each Other (1970) ... Charles Fordyce
 1970 Roads to Freedom (TV Series)
Halifax
 1970 Cromwell
Hacker
 1970 The Walking Stick
Insp. Malcolm
 1970 Kate (TV Series)
Lord Padbury
- Dear Monica (1970) ... Lord Padbury
 1969 Arthur! Arthur!
Coverdale
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Frank Houghton
- The Yellow Torrish (1969) ... Frank Houghton
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Wolf Eisen
- The Final Countdown (1969) ... Wolf Eisen
 1969 The Inside Man (TV Series)
Dawnay / James Dawnay
- A Day of Angels (1969) ... James Dawnay
- Recall (1969) ... Dawnay
- Death of a Friendship (1969) ... Dawnay
 1964-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
The Inspector / Major Andrew Carlyle / Brigadier Terence O'Brian / ...
- A Beast with Two Backs (1968) ... The Inspector
- A Pyre for Private James (1966) ... Major Andrew Carlyle
- Cemented with Love (1965) ... Brigadier Terence O'Brian
- Catch as Catch Can (1964) ... The Marshal
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Baldon
- Number Ten (1968) ... Charles Baldon
 1968 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Dr. Ramsay
- Casting the Runes (1968) ... Dr. Ramsay
 1968 A Man of our Times (TV Series)
Oliver Manson
- Never Mind How We Got Here, Where Are We? (1968) ... Oliver Manson
 1967 Honey Lane (TV Series)
Seymour Darcy
- The Initiation (1967) ... Seymour Darcy
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Mr. Webb
- What Will You Do About Christmas? (1967) ... Mr. Webb
 1963-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Witness / Mr. Golding / Major Tom Elton, M.C. / ...
- The Investigation (1967) ... Witness
- The Guilty Party (1964)
- The Teachers (1963) ... Mr. Golding
- End of Conflict (1963) ... Major Tom Elton, M.C.
- The Heart of the Country (1963) ... Tony
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
George Preston
- Frankenstein Mark 2 (1966) ... George Preston
 1966 The Frozen Dead
Dr. Tirpitz
 1963-1966 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Sir Radlett Grainger / Major Edwards
- The Case of the Chelford Changeling (1966) ... Sir Radlett Grainger
- The Case of the Soldier's Rifle (1963) ... Major Edwards
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
Sandy Warren
- 'Confound Their Politics' (1966) ... Sandy Warren
 1964-1965 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Mr. Frobisher / Gerald Frobisher
- Episode dated 21 September 1965 (1965) ... Gerald Frobisher
- Episode #1.754 (1964) ... Mr. Frobisher
- Episode #1.750 (1964) ... Mr. Frobisher
- Episode #1.749 (1964) ... Mr. Frobisher
- Episode #1.748 (1964) ... Mr. Frobisher
 1965 Front Page Story (TV Series)
Sandy Warren
- One Good Turn (1965) ... Sandy Warren
- Down Among the Dead Men (1965) ... Sandy Warren
- Background Only: Not for Publication (1965) ... Sandy Warren
 1965 Darling
Alec Prosser-Jones
 1963-1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Ricky Gallen / Derreck Alwyn
- Change Partners (1965) ... Ricky Gallen
- The Double (1963) ... Derreck Alwyn
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
The Stranger
- Johnson Over Jordan (1965) ... The Stranger
 1965 Change Partners
Ricky Gallen
 1964 French Cricket (TV Movie)
Marshal
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Colonel Gillum
- Parade's End #2: No More Parades (1964) ... Colonel Gillum
 1964 The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series)
Colonel Brander / Colonel
- His Private Honour (1964) ... Colonel Brander
- On the City Wall (1964) ... Colonel
 1964 Miss Adventure (TV Series)
Bernard Anderson
- Journey to Copenhagen: Part 1 (1964) ... Bernard Anderson
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Chief Constable
- One for the Road (1964) ... Chief Constable
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Greenway
- The Carrion Bird (1964) ... Greenway
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
 1963 Dr. Crippen
Mr. Paul Arditti
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Granger
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Lord Cheviot
- The Canterville Ghost (1962) ... Lord Cheviot
 1962 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Peter Naylor
- The Guilty Party (1962) ... Peter Naylor
 1958-1959 Our Mutual Friend (TV Series)
Mortimer Lightwood
- Part 12 (1959) ... Mortimer Lightwood
- Part 11 (1959) ... Mortimer Lightwood
- Part 9 (1959) ... Mortimer Lightwood
- Part 7 (1958) ... Mortimer Lightwood
- Part 5 (1958) ... Mortimer Lightwood
 1957 Inside Information (Short)
Nielson
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
Prosecuting Counsel
- The Case of Dr. Crippen (1956) ... Prosecuting Counsel
 1955 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Michael Barrick
- Box Thirteen (1955) ... Michael Barrick
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Joan Henry's play, "Look On Tempests," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Gladys Cooper, Ian Hunter, and Brewster Mason in the cast. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Star Sign:

Leo

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