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David Langton (I) (1912–1994)


His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd graduated to leading roles but then the war came. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Whistle Blower
The Whistle Blower Government Minister
(1986)
Quintet
Quintet Goldstar
(1979)
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs Richard Bellamy
(1971-1975)
Double Exposures
Double Exposures Peter Bradfield
(1937)

Filmography

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 1993 Mr Don & Mr George (TV Series)
Doctor
- No Wasps (1993) ... Doctor
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Ronald McFadyean
- The MacQuarrie Treasure (1992) ... Ronald McFadyean
 1990 Beatrix: The Early Life of Beatrix Potter (TV Movie)
Rupert Potter
 1986 The Whistle Blower
Government Minister
 1986 Don't Wait Up (TV Series)
Sir Kenneth Fairfax
- Episode #3.4 (1986) ... Sir Kenneth Fairfax
 1985 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Edwards
- Lent (1985) ... Mr. Edwards
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Victor Frankham
- Last Video and Testament (1984) ... Victor Frankham
 1983 All for Love (TV Series)
Mr. Erskine
- Fireworks for Elspeth (1983) ... Mr. Erskine
 1983 Storyboard (TV Series)
Sir Robert Grayne
- Secrets (1983) ... Sir Robert Grayne
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Herbert Henry Asquith
 1982 Take Three Women (TV Series)
Mr. Edgecombe
- Victoria (1982) ... Mr. Edgecombe
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Londonderry
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Lord Londonderry
 1979 Quintet
Goldstar
 1978 L'amour en question
Sir Geoffrey
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Sir Giles Hampton
- William: The Great Actor (1977) ... Sir Giles Hampton
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Richard Seal
- Last Year's Confetti (1972) ... Richard Seal
 1965-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Teddy Maskell / James Hudson / General Sir Shafto Lawrence / ...
- Whispers (1970) ... James Hudson
- ...And Was Invited to Form a Government (1969) ... General Sir Shafto Lawrence
- A Matter of Principle (1968) ... Sir Gerald Knight
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Rupert
- An Object of Affection (1971) ... Rupert
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Sheldon
- A Quiet Place in the Country (1971) ... Sheldon
 1969-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Chief Con. Corsby / Captain Cruikshank
- The Day They Buried Cleaver (1970) ... Chief Con. Corsby
- Justice Is a Woman (1969) ... Captain Cruikshank
 1970 Special Branch (TV Series)
Edward Kirk
- Depart in Peace (1970) ... Edward Kirk
 1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Melville
- The Prime Minister's Daughter (1970) ... Melville
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Peter Hazeldean
- The Tea-Leaf (1969) ... Peter Hazeldean
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Ko Chin Yuan
- The Haunted Pavilion (1969) ... Ko Chin Yuan
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Lord Mauncey
- Nutcracker (1969) ... Lord Mauncey
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Vic Olliphant / Dean Liddell / Lord Fountain's Doctor
- Doctor Atkinson's Daughter (1969) ... Vic Olliphant
- Alice (1965) ... Dean Liddell
- And Did Those Feet? (1965) ... Lord Fountain's Doctor
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
Mr. Arthur Thwaite
- Girl of My Dreams (1968) ... Mr. Arthur Thwaite
 1968 The Sex Game (TV Series)
- Darby Hates Joan (1968)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Ambiatradi
- Lily Christine (1968) ... Ambiatradi
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Fearnley
 1968 Ukridge (TV Series)
Colonel Bagnew
- The Home from Home (1968) ... Colonel Bagnew
 1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Randolph
- The Rib and Crooked Piece (1968) ... Randolph
 1962-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sir James Arnall / Major Swinburne / Gerald Shelley
- November Five (1963) ... Major Swinburne
- The Mauritius Penny (1962) ... Gerald Shelley
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Sir John Dolan
- Who Needs Friends? (1967) ... Sir John Dolan
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
John Chesterton-Manville
- A Handful of Coloured Chalks (1967) ... John Chesterton-Manville
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Roderick
- Are You by Yourself? (1967) ... Roderick
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
Sir James Belmont
- A Man of Reputation (1966) ... Sir James Belmont
 1965-1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Dr. Morrison / Thaddeus Araman
- Frankenstein Mark 2 (1966) ... Dr. Morrison
- The Dead Past (1965) ... Thaddeus Araman
 1957-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alan Susman / Elsie Whiston's employer / Fred / ...
- Stories of D.H. Lawrence #1: White Stocking (1966) ... Elsie Whiston's employer
 1966 Mogul (TV Series)
Ogilvy
- What's Yours Is Mine (1966) ... Ogilvy
 1966 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey Challis MP
- The Talking Machine (1966) ... Sir Geoffrey Challis MP
 1966 The Heart of Midlothian (TV Movie)
Duke of Argyle
 1966 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sir Leonard Bell
- The Devil's Eggshell (1966) ... Sir Leonard Bell
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Sir Richard
- Episode #1.7 (1966) ... Sir Richard
 1966 The Power Game (TV Series)
The General
- Point of Balance (1966) ... The General
 1966 Short Stories of D H Lawrence (TV Series)
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 1965 Hudd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
 1965 The Liquidator
Station Commander
 1965 An Enemy of the State (TV Series)
John Quentin
- The Trouble with Harry (1965) ... John Quentin
 1965 Jury Room (TV Series)
John Inglis, Dean of Faculty - Counsel for the Defence
- The Love Letters (1965) ... John Inglis, Dean of Faculty - Counsel for the Defence
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
George Henderson
- Hello Lazarus (1965) ... George Henderson
 1965 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Dr. Renkle
- A Hoopla of Haloes (1965) ... Dr. Renkle
 1964 R3 (TV Series)
Minister
- The Patriot (1964) ... Minister
 1964 The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (TV Series)
Lord Falcon
- The Reaping (1964) ... Lord Falcon
- Blight (1964) ... Lord Falcon
 1964 It's a Woman's World (TV Series)
Ray
- Jean (1964) ... Ray
 1964 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Moustache (1964)
- The Birthday (1964)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night
Actor (uncredited)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater
1st Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1963 A Little Big Business (TV Series)
Basil Crane
- Pilot (1963) ... Basil Crane
 1963 Zero One (TV Series)
Barry
- Key Witness (1963) ... Barry
 1963 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.608 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.607 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.606 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
- Episode #1.605 (1963) ... Dr. Corbyn
 1963 Rule of Three (TV Movie)
Bob Vernon
 1962 The Franchise Affair (TV Series)
Bernard Chadwick
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Bernard Chadwick
 1962 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lord Greslake
- Cover Story (1962) ... Lord Greslake
 1962 Parbottle Speaking (TV Series)
Mahmoud
- Railway Lane (1962) ... Mahmoud
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Bernard
- Killer in the Band (1962) ... Bernard
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
George Seymour
- Once More My Love (1961) ... George Seymour
 1961 Golden Girl (TV Series)
Commander Hamble
- The Man in the Park (1961) ... Commander Hamble
 1961 Storyboard (TV Series)
Jenner
- The Middle Men (1961) ... Jenner
 1961 Royal Foundation (TV Movie)
Brigadier Whitmore
 1961 An Enemy of the People (TV Series)
Captain Horster
- Episode #1.3 (1961) ... Captain Horster
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... Captain Horster
 1960 The World of Suzie Wong
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1960 The Trials of Oscar Wilde
Frank (uncredited)
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Auctioneer / M. Jacomet, Chief of Police
- The Skin Game (1959) ... Auctioneer
- Bernadette Soubirous (1958) ... M. Jacomet, Chief of Police
 1958 Victory (TV Movie)
Captain Hardy
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Dr. Alfred Black
- Without Fear (1958) ... Dr. Alfred Black
 1957 Another Language (TV Movie)
Paul Hallam
 1957 Saint Joan
Captain of Warwick's Guard
 1957 Electrode 93 (TV Series)
Hugo Canning
- The Testament of Dr. Quorum (1957) ... Hugo Canning
 1957 Abandon Ship
John Hayden
 1955 PT Raiders
Man in Coastal Forces Club Bar (uncredited)
 1953 Seagulls Over Sorrento (TV Movie)
Able-Seaman Turner
 1937 Double Exposures
Peter Bradfield (as Basil Langton)
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Other Works:

He acted in Sir Tom Stoppard's play, "Night and Day", at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Dame Diana Rigg CBE and John Thaw CBE in the cast. Peter Wood was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Basil Langton

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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For many years a supporting actor on the London West End stage. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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