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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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 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Richard Halton
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Sir Richard Halton
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Sir Richard Halton
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
St John Artemis
- Sacrifice (2009) ... St John Artemis
- Paradise (2009) ... St John Artemis
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Canon Pennyfather
- At Bertram's Hotel (2007) ... Canon Pennyfather
 1998-2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Henry York / Arno Gibbs
- Vixen's Run (2006) ... Henry York
- Death in Disguise (1998) ... Arno Gibbs
 2005 Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Pope Paul VI
 2005 Colditz (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Henry Cartwright, Military Attaché in Switzerland
- Part One (2005) ... Colonel Henry Cartwright, Military Attaché in Switzerland
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Des Mitchum
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2005) ... Des Mitchum
 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
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Monty Francis
- How Time Flies (1998) ... Monty Francis
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Elliot Strange
- The House of Monkeys (1997) ... Elliot Strange
 1990-1997 The Bill (TV Series)
George Brand / Ralph Goodwin / Professor Crampton
- Dial 'M' for Marmalade (1997) ... George Brand
- I've Never Been to Harrogate (1992) ... Ralph Goodwin
- 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 Fiddlers Three (TV Series)
J.J. Morley
- Cut and Dried (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- Undue Influence (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- The Fiddle (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- We Don't Want to Lose You: Part 2 (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- We Don't Want to Lose You: Part 1 (1991) ... J.J. Morley
 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
 1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Presbury
- The Creeping Man (1991) ... Professor Presbury
 1989 Henry V
Archbishop of Canterbury
 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
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Dobson
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Dobson
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Dobson
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Dobson
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Dobson
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Dobson
 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
- Into the Shadows (1985) ... Pendleton
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Mr. Kaufman
- Mister Clay, Mister Clay (1985) ... Mr. Kaufman
 1984 The Life and Death of King John (TV Movie)
King Philip of France
 1984 Amadeus
Count Orsini-Rosenberg
 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
 1974-1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert Elliss / Robert Elliss QC / Robert Ellis QC
- Brainwashed: Part 1 (1983) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Embers: Part 3 (1981) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Embers: Part 2 (1981) ... Robert Ellis QC
- Embers: Part 1 (1981) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) ... Robert Ellis QC
 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
 1980-1981 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C. / Sir Henry Curtis Bennett
- A Boy's Best Friend (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
- The Darlingest Boy (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
- A Smile Is Sometimes Worth a Million Dollars (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett
- Murder at the Savoy Hotel (1980) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
 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 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 6 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 5 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 2 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 1 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
 1980 Nijinsky
Argentine Ambassador
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arthur Wright
- Fairies (1978) ... Arthur Wright
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Louis VII
- Before the Dark (1978) ... Louis VII
- The Hungry Falcons (1978) ... Louis VII
- A Rose, a Thorn (1978) ... Louis VII
- The Earth Is Not Enough (1978) ... Louis VII
- If All the World Were Mine (1978) ... Louis VII
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Charles Rossetti
- Carve Up (1977) ... Charles Rossetti
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Felix Kraus
- The Werewolf Reunion (1977) ... Dr. Felix Kraus
- Countess Ilona (1977) ... Dr. Felix Kraus
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Gallus
- Reign of Terror (1976) ... Gallus
 1975 Hennessy
Westminster Guide
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Sir Thomas Fairfax
- The Agreement of the People (1975) ... Sir Thomas Fairfax
 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
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Tsar Nicholas II
- The Appointment (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Dearest Nicky (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Absolute Beginners (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- The Secret War (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Tell the King the Sky Is Falling (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
 1973 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Monsieur Henri
- Definitely Very Chilly (1973) ... Monsieur Henri
- Dancing Lessons (1973) ... Monsieur Henri
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Prince of Aragon
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Rev. Charles Dodgson
- Sister Alice (1973) ... Rev. Charles Dodgson
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Insp. Chilton
- The Not-So Merry Widow (1973) ... Insp. Chilton
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Ferdinand
- The Duchess of Malfi (1972) ... Ferdinand
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Edgar Allan Poe
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968) ... Edgar Allan Poe
 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
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- London Assurance (1967)
 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
- Major Barbara (1962) ... Snobby Price
 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 / ...
- Sweet Lavender (1963) ... Clement Hale
- The Silver King (1963) ... Wilfred Denver
- Still Waters Run Deep (1963) ... Gimlet
- Two Roses (1963) ... Mr. Jones
- The Ticket-of-Leave Man (1963) ... Moss
 1962 Young and Willing
Edgar Tibbs
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Solnikov
- Dance for Spies (1962) ... Solnikov
 1962 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (TV Movie)
Badger
 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 Ben Travers' play, "The Bed Before Yesterday," at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, London, England with Brenda Blethyn in the cast. Peter Wood was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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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