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Bernard Hepton


Bernard Hepton was born on October 19, 1925 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England as Francis Bernard Heptonstall. He is an actor and producer, known for Gandhi (1982), Secret Army (1977) and Barry Lyndon (1975). He was previously married to Hilary Liddell and Nancie Jackson. See full bio »

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Known For

Gandhi
Gandhi G.O.C.
(1982)
Secret Army
Secret Army Albert Foiret
(1977-1979)
Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover - Left of Barry's Mother
(1975)
Emma
Emma Mr Woodhouse
(1996)

Filmography

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 2008 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
Mr. Woodhouse
- Emma (2008) ... Mr. Woodhouse
 2002 The Baroness and the Pig
Soames
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Harold Winstanley
- Death of a Hollow Man (1998) ... Harold Winstanley
 1996 Emma (TV Movie)
Mr Woodhouse
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Len
- In the Cold Light of Day (1994) ... Len
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Mr. Davies
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Mr. Davies
 1992 The Old Devils (TV Mini-Series)
Malcolm Cellan-Davies
- Clapped-Out Casanovas (1992) ... Malcolm Cellan-Davies
- Rhiannon's Boys (1992) ... Malcolm Cellan-Davies
- Love, Lust and Litre Bottles (1992) ... Malcolm Cellan-Davies
 1991 A Perfect Hero (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Fleming
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Arthur Fleming
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Arthur Fleming
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Arthur Fleming
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Arthur Fleming
 1990 Eminent Domain
Slovak
 1989 The Woman in Black (TV Movie)
Sam Toovey
 1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Patrick Delafield
- Knuckle (1989) ... Patrick Delafield
 1988 Stealing Heaven
Bishop
 1988 The Contract (TV Series)
Henry Carter
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Henry Carter
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Henry Carter
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Henry Carter
 1987 The Lady's Not for Burning (TV Movie)
Hebble Tyson
 1987 The Charmer (TV Mini-Series)
Donald Stimpson
- Gorse at the End (1987) ... Donald Stimpson
- Gorse the Imposter (1987) ... Donald Stimpson
- Gorse in the Middle (1987) ... Donald Stimpson
- Gorse, the Deceiver (1987) ... Donald Stimpson
- Gorse, the Investor (1987) ... Donald Stimpson
 1986 The Disputation (TV Movie)
Raymund de Penjaforte
 1986 The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Bissop
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Judge Bissop
 1986 Prospects (TV Series)
Hymie Peters
- Standing on Your Own One Foot (1986) ... Hymie Peters
 1985 Bergerac (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Newton
- Avenge O Lord (1985) ... Sir Geoffrey Newton
 1985 Shadey
Captain Amies
 1985 The Holcroft Covenant
Commander Leighton
 1985 Honour, Profit & Pleasure (TV Movie)
The Bishop of London
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
Krook
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Krook
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Krook
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Krook
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Krook
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Krook
 1984 A Profile of Arthur J. Mason (TV Movie)
Arthur J. Mason
 1984 Cockles (TV Series)
Sergeant Naughton
- Davy Jones's Locker (1984) ... Sergeant Naughton
 1983 Dear Box Number (TV Movie)
Walter Cartwright
 1983 Mansfield Park (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Thomas Bertram
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Sir Thomas Bertram
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Sir Thomas Bertram
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Sir Thomas Bertram
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Sir Thomas Bertram
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Sir Thomas Bertram
 1982 Saturday Night Thriller (TV Series)
Tom Heron
- Broken Glass (1982) ... Tom Heron
 1982 Gandhi
G.O.C.
 1982 Smiley's People (TV Mini-Series)
Toby Esterhase
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Toby Esterhase
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Toby Esterhase
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Toby Esterhase
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Stephen Powell (voice)
 1982 An Inspector Calls (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Goole
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Inspector Goole
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Inspector Goole
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Inspector Goole
 1981 Kessler (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Foiret
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Albert Foiret
 1981 Blood Money (TV Series)
Det Chief Supt Meadows
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Meadows
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Meadows
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Meadows
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Meadows
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Meadows
 1977-1979 Secret Army (TV Series)
Albert Foiret
- The Execution (1979) ... Albert Foiret
- Bridgehead (1979) ... Albert Foiret
- Days of Judgement (1979) ... Albert Foiret
- Collaborator (1979) ... Albert Foiret
- Sound of Thunder (1979) ... Albert Foiret
 1979 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (TV Mini-Series)
Toby Esterhase
- Flushing Out the Mole (1979) ... Toby Esterhase
- Smiley Sets a Trap (1979) ... Toby Esterhase
- How It All Fits Together (1979) ... Toby Esterhase
- Smiley Tracks the Mole (1979) ... Toby Esterhase
- Return to the Circus (1979) ... Toby Esterhase
 1974-1977 The Squirrels (TV Series)
Mr. Fletcher
- Men of Straw (1977) ... Mr. Fletcher
- The Break In (1977) ... Mr. Fletcher
- The Cover Up (1977) ... Mr. Fletcher
- The Game's the Thing (1977) ... Mr. Fletcher
- Shoulder to Shoulder (1977) ... Mr. Fletcher
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Milton Goldsmith
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Pallas
- Old King Log (1976) ... Pallas
- A God in Colchester (1976) ... Pallas
- Fool's Luck (1976) ... Pallas
 1976 Orde Wingate (TV Series)
Palmer
- Turn You to the Strong Hold (1976) ... Palmer
 1975 Barry Lyndon
Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover - Left of Barry's Mother
 1975 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
Dr. Morton
- The Battle for Miss. Beauchamp (1975) ... Dr. Morton
 1974-1975 Sadie, It's Cold Outside (TV Series)
Norman Potter
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Norman Potter
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Norman Potter
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Norman Potter
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Norman Potter
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Norman Potter
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Oliver Cromwell
- The Agreement of the People (1975) ... Oliver Cromwell
- March On, Boys! (1975) ... Oliver Cromwell
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- The House on the Hill (1975) ... Psychiatrist
 1974 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #13.8 (1974)
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Austin Sloper
- Catherine (1974) ... Austin Sloper
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Barty / Charles
- Better at Murder (1974) ... Barty
- Silver Wedding (1974) ... Charles
- Item (1974)
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Mr. Joyce
- There'll Almost Always Be an England (1974) ... Mr. Joyce
 1972-1974 Colditz (TV Series)
Kommandant
- Liberation (1974) ... Kommandant
- Death Sentence (1974) ... Kommandant
- Chameleon (1974) ... Kommandant
- Very Important Person (1974) ... Kommandant
- Senior American Officer (1974) ... Kommandant
 1970-1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Derek / Fisher
- Private Practice (1973) ... Derek
- Robin Redbreast (1970) ... Fisher
 1973 A Pin to See the Peepshow (TV Series)
Herbert Starling
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Herbert Starling
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Herbert Starling
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Herbert Starling
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Herbert Starling
 1973 Late Night Theatre (TV Series)
John Torrance
- The New Word (1973) ... John Torrance
 1966-1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Village Priest / Sir Andrew Melvil / Lord Portmandeau
- The Adventures of Don Quixote (1973) ... Village Priest
- Mary Queen of Scots (1969) ... Sir Andrew Melvil
- The Devil's Eggshell (1966) ... Lord Portmandeau
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Webster
- The Psychiatrist (1973) ... Webster
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Mr. J.T. Laxworthy
- The Secret of the Magnifique (1973) ... Mr. J.T. Laxworthy
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
john Ware
- Summer and Winter (1972) ... john Ware
 1972 The Sextet (TV Series)
Colin Sands, Jack's agent
- Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1972) ... Colin Sands, Jack's agent
 1972 The Organization (TV Series)
Rodney Spurling
- Mr Pulman and Mr Pershore (1972) ... Rodney Spurling
- Veronica and Mr Pulman (1972) ... Rodney Spurling
- Peter Frame and Veronica (1972) ... Rodney Spurling
- Rodney Spurling and Peter Frame (1972) ... Rodney Spurling
- Eve and Rodney Spurling (1972) ... Rodney Spurling
 1972 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Chairman
- Who Cares? (1972) ... Chairman
 1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Oliver Cromwell
- Paradise Restored (1972) ... Oliver Cromwell
 1971 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Animal Stories: Boy, the Cavalier (1971) ... Storyteller
 1967-1971 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Derek / Voal / Coleman
- The Mosedale Horseshoe (1971) ... Derek
- Murder: Killer's Odds (1968) ... Voal
- They Said 'Let's Live Together' (1967) ... Coleman
 1971 Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop Cranmer
- The Lion's Cub (1971) ... Archbishop Cranmer
 1971 Get Carter
Thorpe
 1971 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Oscar Franklin
- By the Pricking of My Thumbs... (1971) ... Oscar Franklin
 1967-1971 Z Cars (TV Series)
Supt. Daly / Arnold Weeks / Chief Insp. Day
- Prevention: Part 2 (1971) ... Supt. Daly
- Prevention: Part 1 (1971) ... Supt. Daly
- None the Worse: Part 4 (1969) ... Chief Insp. Day
- The Victim: Part 2 (1967) ... Arnold Weeks
- The Victim: Part 1 (1967) ... Arnold Weeks
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Bridges
- First You Eat: Later We Ruin You (1970) ... Bridges
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
Lawrence Priest
- The Wife Factor (1970) ... Lawrence Priest
 1970 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Henri Victor
- Pierre (1970) ... Henri Victor
 1970 Catweazle (TV Series)
Cyril Fitton
- The House of the Sorcerer (1970) ... Cyril Fitton
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Simon
- Better Doubt Than Die (1970) ... Simon
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
- Catherine Parr (1970) ... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
- Anne of Cleves (1970) ... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
- Jane Seymour (1970) ... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
- Anne Boleyn (1970) ... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
 1969 The Gold Robbers (TV Mini-Series)
Harold Oscroft
- Account Rendered (1969) ... Harold Oscroft
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Dr. Audlin
- Lord Mountdrago (1969) ... Dr. Audlin
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Mayne
- Really, She Did, She Really Did (1969) ... Mayne
- A Dirty Old Man and a Rare Bird (1969) ... Mayne
 1969 The Elusive Pimpernel (TV Mini-Series)
Chauvelin
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Caiaphas
- Son of Man (1969) ... Caiaphas
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Wood
- The Victims: A Degree of Stress (1969) ... Mr. Wood
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Harry Gerwyn
- The Fosters (1969) ... Harry Gerwyn
 1968 Middlemarch (TV Mini-Series)
The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
- Scandals (1968) ... The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
- The Wife and the Widow (1968) ... The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
- The Husbands (1968) ... The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
- Homecoming (1968) ... The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
- The New Doctor (1968) ... The Rev. Mr. Farebrother
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Dr. Hawley Crippen / Jeremiah Batson
- Crime of Passion (1968) ... Dr. Hawley Crippen
- Born Victim (1968) ... Jeremiah Batson
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Mr. Elliott
- Vacancy (1968) ... Mr. Elliott
 1966-1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Dr. Tronchin / Osgood / Guy de Ponthieu
- The Fanatics (1968) ... Dr. Tronchin
- Conquest: The Encounter (1966) ... Guy de Ponthieu
 1968 The Spanish Farm (TV Series)
Captain Dormer
- Return to the Farm (1968) ... Captain Dormer
- Paris (1968) ... Captain Dormer
- Sixty-four, Ninety-four (1968) ... Captain Dormer
- The Crime at Vanderlynden's (1968) ... Captain Dormer
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Colonel Richards
- Dark Deeds on the Northwest Frontier (1968) ... Colonel Richards
 1968 City '68 (TV Series)
 1967 Escape (TV Series)
Briggs
- A Bad Risk (1967) ... Briggs
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Clarence
- The Raging Moon (1967) ... Clarence
 1967 The Newcomers (TV Series)
Maxwell Todd
- Episode #1.157 (1967) ... Maxwell Todd
- Episode #1.154 (1967) ... Maxwell Todd
 1967 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Wemmick
- Face to Face (1967) ... Wemmick
- Estella's Father (1967) ... Wemmick
- Pip's Benefactor (1967) ... Wemmick
- Herbert's Warning (1967) ... Wemmick
- The Betrayal (1967) ... Wemmick
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
Lieutenant Micho
- Full Pay and Funeral Expenses (1966) ... Lieutenant Micho
 1965 Summer and Winter (TV Movie)
John Ware
 1959 Hilda Lessways (TV Series)
Mr. Wingrave
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Mr. Wingrave
 1957 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
Chorus
- The Life of Henry V (1957) ... Chorus
 1957 A Man for All Seasons (TV Movie)
Sir Thomas More
 1955 Richard III
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 You Never Can Tell (TV Movie)
Finch McComas
 1949 A Boy, a Girl and a Bike
Cyclist (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Season's Greetings," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Barbara Ferris, Peter Vaughan, and Bridget Turner in the cast. Alan Ayckbourn was also director. See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

He was originally offered the role of Dyson, played by Dudley Jones, in Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet: Episode 2 (1966), and considered for the Castellan in Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part One (1983). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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