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Esmond Knight (1906–1987)


A stage actor from 1925, Esmond made his first film appearance in 77 Park Lane (1931) for Michael Powell for whom he eventually made 11 films. Esmond served in the Royal Navy during WWII and lost one eye and was almost totally blinded in the other during an engagement against The Bismarck. This didn't stop him later portraying a Royal Naval officer ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in London, England, UK

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 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (TV Movie)
Mr. Galbraith
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series)
Blind Man
- Certain First Principles (1984) ... Blind Man
 1984 The Element of Crime
Osborne
 1984 A Voyage Round My Father (TV Movie)
Judge
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1983 My Cousin Rachel (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Bates
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Sam Bates
 1982 I Remember Nelson (TV Series)
Elderly Guest
- Love (1982) ... Elderly Guest
 1981 Troilus & Cressida (TV Movie)
Priam
 1981 Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Lepidus
 1980 Drake's Venture (TV Movie)
John Dee
 1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (uncredited)
 1979 Rebecca (TV Series)
Coroner
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Coroner
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Paul Hanson
- The Debt Collectors (1978) ... Paul Hanson
 1978 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
Old Capulet
 1978 Kilvert's Diary (TV Series)
- The Old Soldier (1978)
 1977 1990 (TV Series)
Mitchell
- Voice from the Past (1977) ... Mitchell
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles
- Dorabella (1977) ... Sir Charles
- Viktoria (1977) ... Sir Charles
 1977 The Man in the Iron Mask (TV Movie)
Armand
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Domitius
- Waiting in the Wings (1976) ... Domitius
 1976 Yellow Dog
Mundt
 1976 Robin and Marian
Old Defender
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
The General
- Dream of a Strange Land (1976) ... The General
 1975 Ballet Shoes (TV Series)
Great Uncle Matthew
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Great Uncle Matthew
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
General Pickford
- The Thin Red Line (1975) ... General Pickford
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Penda's father
- The Coming of the Cross (1975) ... Penda's father
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
General Ruzski
 1974 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
General Travers
- Death by Misadventure (1974) ... General Travers
 1974 Bedtime Stories (TV Series)
Vere Rawley
- Sleeping Beauty (1974) ... Vere Rawley
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Mr. Justice Ruddy
- Trial (1973) ... Mr. Justice Ruddy
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Conjuror Trendle
- The Withered Arm (1973) ... Conjuror Trendle
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Athel
- Enemies and Lovers (1973) ... Athel
 1972 Public Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Stowe
- Many a Slip (1972) ... Dr. Stowe
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Captain Cutler
- The Affair of the Tortoise (1971) ... Captain Cutler
 1971 Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop de Quadra
- The Marriage Game (1971) ... Bishop de Quadra
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
- Faith (1971)
 1964-1969 Detective (TV Series)
Ernest Guppy / Albert / Commodore Rupert Gill
- Mr. Guppy's Tale (1969) ... Ernest Guppy
- Lesson in Anatomy (1968) ... Albert
- The Hungry Spider (1964) ... Commodore Rupert Gill
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Sir Montague Trafford
- A Casual Affair (1969) ... Sir Montague Trafford
 1969 Where's Jack?
Ballad Singer
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Albert Wallace
- The Soft Touch: Part 2 (1969) ... Albert Wallace
- The Soft Touch: Part 1 (1969) ... Albert Wallace
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Minister
- The Silent Enemy (1969) ... Minister
 1969 Mogul (TV Series)
Foss
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Helmut
- The Parachute (1968) ... Helmut
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
 1967 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Father Demetrios
- The Seven Pillars of Hercules (1967) ... Father Demetrios
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
Donner
- It's an Ill Wind (1966) ... Donner
 1966 Lord Raingo (TV Series)
Sid Jenkin
- Power (1966) ... Sid Jenkin
- The Offer (1966) ... Sid Jenkin
 1966 The Spies (TV Series)
General Loren
- There's Only One End for Traitors (1966) ... General Loren
 1964-1966 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Hugh Armitage / Colonel Grahame
- Better Safe Than Sorry (1966) ... Hugh Armitage
- The White Hunter (1964) ... Colonel Grahame
 1965 The Third Man (TV Series)
Theodore Ratteau
- The Trial of Harry Lime (1965) ... Theodore Ratteau
 1965 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Robson
- Subway to Revenge (1965) ... Robson
 1964-1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Vermandero / Marmeladov
- The Changeling (1965) ... Vermandero
- Crime and Punishment (1964) ... Marmeladov
 1964 The Midnight Men (TV Series)
Col. Vyner
- The Man from Miditz (1964) ... Col. Vyner
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Chorus
- Lysistrata (1964) ... Chorus
 1963 Decision at Midnight
Peter Hauser
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Springwood
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Springwood
 1963 To Bury Caesar (TV Movie)
Sleazy Welsh tabloid journalist
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Harold P. Jackman
- She's a Free Country (1963) ... Harold P. Jackman
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Antoine Louvois
- The Covetous Headsman (1962) ... Antoine Louvois
 1961 Danger Man (TV Series)
Baron
- The Vacation (1961) ... Baron
 1960 Barnaby Rudge (TV Series)
Dennis / Dennis, the Hangman
- Episode #1.13 (1960) ... Dennis
- Episode #1.12 (1960) ... Dennis
- Episode #1.11 (1960) ... Dennis
- Episode #1.10 (1960) ... Dennis
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... Dennis
 1960 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Edward Lee
- Episode #1.6 (1960) ... Edward Lee
 1960 Peeping Tom
Arthur Baden
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Captain - Prince of Wales
 1960 David and Broccoli (TV Movie)
Broccoli
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Wilson
- Flight into Darkness (1959) ... Wilson
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Von Schriber
- The Sleeping Giant (1959) ... Von Schriber
 1959 Volpone (TV Movie)
Corvino
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1959 The Hill (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 1958-1959 Our Mutual Friend (TV Series)
Silas Wegg
- Part 10 (1959) ... Silas Wegg
- Part 8 (1958) ... Silas Wegg
- Part 4 (1958) ... Silas Wegg
- Part 3 (1958) ... Silas Wegg
 1958 Missiles from Hell
Stricker
 1956-1958 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
Bishop / Oberon / El Kadir
- Crete Story (1958) ... Bishop
- The Diamond Chips (1957) ... Oberon
- Stranger in Danger (1956) ... El Kadir
 1957-1958 O.S.S. (TV Series)
Emil / General Latour
- Operation Firefly (1958) ... Emil
- Operation Dagger (1957) ... General Latour
 1956 The Adventures of Aggie (TV Series)
Marcel Fleur
- Cobalt Blue (1956) ... Marcel Fleur
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
Gustav
- Lichtenburg (1956) ... Gustav
 1956 Helen of Troy
High Priest
 1953 The Steel Key
Prof. Newman
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Duke of Florence
- The Firebrand (1953) ... Duke of Florence
 1952 Girdle of Gold
William 'Evans the Milk' Evans
 1952 The Wild Heart
Abel Woodus
 1951 The River
The Father
 1950 Gone to Earth
Abel Woodus
 1950 The Compelled People (TV Movie)
Hugo von Gerhardt
 1949 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Banquo
 1948 The Red Shoes
Livy
 1948 Hamlet
Bernardo
 1947 The End of the River
Dantos
 1947 The Likes of 'Er (TV Movie)
George Miles
 1947 Holiday Camp
Camp Announcer
 1947 Black Narcissus
The Old General
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Narrator (non-US versions) / Seven-Sisters Soldier / Village Idiot
 1944 The Halfway House
David Davies
 1943 The Silver Fleet
Von Schiffer
 1941 This England
Vicar's Son
 1941 Fingers
Sid Harris
 1940 Blackout
Mr.Pidgeon
 1939 What Men Live by (Short)
Michael
 1939 First Stop North (TV Movie)
Terence Donnelly
 1939 Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
John Wilkes (2nd May version)
 1939 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Orsino
 1939 Mary Rose (TV Movie)
Harry Blake / Simon Blake
 1938 Weddings Are Wonderful
Guy Rogers
 1938 Derby Day (TV Movie)
Bert Bones
 1938 Will Shakespeare (TV Movie)
Kit Marlowe
 1937 Night Must Fall (TV Short)
 1937 The Vicar of Bray
Dennis Melross
 1936 A Clown Must Laugh
Cadet Silvio
 1936 Black Roses
Pavo Collin
 1935 Someday
Curley Blake
 1935 Dandy Dick
Tony Mardon
 1934 Womanhood
Jack Gordon
 1934 Girls Will Be Boys
Geoffrey Dawson
 1934 Father and Son
Michael Bolton
 1934 The Blue Squadron
Captain Carlo Banti
 1934 Lest We Forget
Pat Doyle Jr.
 1934 King of Whales (Short)
Gideon
 1933 The Bermondsey Kid
Eddie Martin
 1931 Romany Love
Davy Summers
 1931 Deadlock
John Tring
 1931 77 Park Lane
Philip Connor
 1928 The Blue Peter
Radio operator
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He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Getting Married," at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Alec Clunes, Raymond Huntley, David Hutcheson, Moira Lister, Perlita Neilson, Margaret Rawlings, Hugh Williams, Googie Withers, Joanna Wake, and Timothy Carlton in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director. See more »

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Grandfather of Su Elliot and Marianne Elliott. See more »

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