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Charles Kay


Charles Kay was born on August 31, 1930 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Charles Piff. He is an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Henry V (1989) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2002). See full bio »
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Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(1984)
Henry V
Henry V Archbishop of Canterbury
(1989)
Beautiful People
Beautiful People George Thornton
(1999)

Filmography

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 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
St John Artemis
- Sacrifice (2009) ... St John Artemis
- Paradise (2009) ... St John Artemis
 1998-2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Henry York / Arno Gibbs
- Vixen's Run (2006) ... Henry York
- Death in Disguise (1998) ... Arno Gibbs
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Des Mitchum
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2005) ... Des Mitchum
 2005 Colditz (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Henry Cartwright, Military Attaché in Switzerland (uncredited)
 2001 Casualty (TV Series)
Professor Weinberg
- Bringing Up Baby (2001) ... Professor Weinberg
 1999 Beautiful People
George Thornton
 1998 Goodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie)
Mr. Greenway
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Elliot Strange
- The House of Monkeys (1997) ... Elliot Strange
 1990-1997 The Bill (TV Series)
George Brand / Professor Crampton
- Dial 'M' for Marmalade (1997) ... George Brand
- Plato for Policemen (1990) ... Professor Crampton
 1996 P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (Video)
Julius Quilter
 1994 Willie's War
Captain Bassett
 1994 Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (TV Series)
Danson
- Never Mind (1994) ... Danson
 1994 Law and Disorder (TV Series)
Judge Wallace
- Safe as Houses (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- The Cannibal (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- A Slip of the Pen (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- A Night to Remember (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- One for the Album (1994) ... Judge Wallace
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Colombo Dimitri
- Death in a White Tie (1993) ... Colombo Dimitri
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Capulet
- Romeo and Juliet (1992) ... Capulet (voice)
 1991 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Monsieur Eugène Mollet
- A Breath of French Air: Part 2 (1991) ... Monsieur Eugène Mollet
- A Breath of French Air: Part 1 (1991) ... Monsieur Eugène Mollet
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Spender
- A Question of Commitment (1989) ... Spender
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
 1988 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Robin Peppiatt
- Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988) ... Robin Peppiatt
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony Blair
- The Honorary Siberian (1987) ... Anthony Blair
 1986 School for Vandals
Neil
 1986 West of Paradise (TV Movie)
Rene Rousseau
 1986 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Mr Padbury
- Plastic Dreamworld (1986) ... Mr Padbury
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series)
Pendleton
- Fusion (1985) ... Pendleton
- Northmoor (1985) ... Pendleton
- Breakthrough (1985) ... Pendleton
- Burden of Proof (1985) ... Pendleton
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Mr. Kaufman
- Mister Clay, Mister Clay (1985) ... Mr. Kaufman
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
John Sutton
- A Star Is Gorn (1984) ... John Sutton
 1983 By the Sword Divided (TV Series)
Sir Henry Parkin
- Ashes to Ashes (1983) ... Sir Henry Parkin
 1983 My Cousin Rachel (TV Mini-Series)
Rainaldi
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Rainaldi
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Hopper
- Part 10 (1983) ... Mr. Hopper
 1967-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Vladimir Talberg / de Levis / Tybalt
- The White Guard (1982) ... Vladimir Talberg
- Loyalties (1976) ... de Levis
- Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... Tybalt
 1982 Whoops Apocalypse (TV Series)
French Foreign Minister
- Road to Jerusalem (1982) ... French Foreign Minister
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal d'Amboise
- Part 9 (1981) ... Cardinal d'Amboise
 1981 Bergerac (TV Series)
Peter Westgate
- Portrait of Yesterday (1981) ... Peter Westgate
 1981 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Cadwallader
- Birds Vs. Bees (1981) ... Cadwallader
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Stanley Trumper
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Stanley Trumper
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
King
 1980-1981 To Serve Them All My Days (TV Mini-Series)
Alcock
- Part Eleven (1981) ... Alcock
- Part Ten (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Nine (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Eight (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Seven (1980) ... Alcock
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Brunston
- Minor Complications (1980) ... Brunston
 1980 Nijinsky
Argentine Ambassador
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arthur Wright
- Fairies (1978) ... Arthur Wright
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Charles Rossetti
- Carve Up (1977) ... Charles Rossetti
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Gallus
- Reign of Terror (1976) ... Gallus
 1975 Hennessy
Westminster Guide
 1975 The Prodigal Daughter (TV Movie)
Father Vernon
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Montague Porch
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... Montague Porch
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Roux
- Certain Death (1974) ... Roux
- Men of Little Faith (1974) ... Roux
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Sidney Herbert
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Insp. Chilton
- The Not-So Merry Widow (1973) ... Insp. Chilton
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Ferdinand
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
the French soldier
- The Retreat (1968) ... the French soldier
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Jean Louis Dufay
- The Personal Approach (1967) ... Jean Louis Dufay
 1966 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Massingham Fox
- Drama '66: Don Quixote Go Home (1966) ... Massingham Fox
 1962-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eric Sawbridge / Snobby Price
- The New Men (1966) ... Eric Sawbridge
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Lightborn (in "Edward II") (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
Clarence / The Dauphin
- Edward of York (1966) ... Clarence
- The Kingmaker (1966) ... Clarence
- The Lord Protector (1965) ... Clarence
- Margaret of Anjou (1965) ... Clarence
- The Inheritance (1965) ... The Dauphin
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Charlie
- It's Coming Down Harder (1964) ... Charlie
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Clement Hale / Wilfred Denver / Gimlet / ...
- Still Waters Run Deep (1963) ... Gimlet
- Two Roses (1963) ... Mr. Jones
 1962 Young and Willing
Edgar Tibbs
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Solnikov
- Dance for Spies (1962) ... Solnikov
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Ludovico
 1961 Looking About (TV Series)
Ambrose Rookwood
- Penny for the Guy (1961) ... Ambrose Rookwood
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dick
- A Walk on the Water (1961) ... Dick
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Kenneth Wheatley
- Episode #2.12 (1960) ... Kenneth Wheatley
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Toddy
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Tom Clark
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He acted in Nicholas Wright's play, "Cressida," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Michael Gambon, Malcolm Sinclair, Anthony Calf, Daniel Brocklebank, Matthew Hickey, Lee Ingleby, and MIchael Legge in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director. See more »

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Dr. Charles Kay
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Trivia:

Grew a beard and mustache to play "Czar Nicholas II" in Fall of Eagles (1974) but the make-up crew decided to use a false beard that could change as the character aged. Kay found the false beard extremely uncomfortable. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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