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Ian Ogilvy Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 September 1943Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameIan Raymond Ogilvy
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ian Ogilvy was born on September 30, 1943 in Woking, Surrey, England as Ian Raymond Ogilvy. He is an actor and writer, known for Death Becomes Her (1992), The Conqueror Worm (1968) and My Life in Ruins (2009). He has been married to Kathryn Holcomb since 1992. He was previously married to Diane Sarah Patricia Hart.

Spouse (2)

Kathryn Holcomb (1992 - present)
Diane Sarah Patricia Hart (1968 - 1983) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Previously married to a former model Diane by whom he had a son Titus and a step-daughter Emma and is currently married to Kathryn Holcomb, who was formerly married to the actor Bruce Boxleitner.
Son of Aileen Raymond, who was the first wife of veteran actor Sir John Mills.
Was a serious contender for the role of James Bond on several occasions due to his appearances as The Saint. The closest he got, however, was playing a Bond-like character in a series of TV commercials.
Novelist on the side: "Loose Chippings" and "The Polkerton Giant"
Replaced Roger Moore as Simon Templar when "The Saint" returned to series TV in the late 70s.
He was considered for Group Captain Gilmore (played by Simon Williams) in Doctor Who Remembrance Of The Daleks.
He won the TV Times "Most Compulsive Character" award in 1978/1979.
He worked backstage at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square, London, before training at RADA.
Became an Associate Member of RADA.
Graduated from RADA.
Successful writer of children books.
He played 5 different characters in 5 different episodes of Murder, She Wrote (1984).
Playing Andrew in 'Sleuth' in the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. [December 2002]
Considered for Caine and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce(1985).

Personal Quotes (1)

[speaking about his role in the 1992 movie Death Becomes Her] I play gay Eurotrash in that one. I was actually surprised to get the role because I wasn't working in big movies then. I was doing episodic stuff like Murder She Wrote and Murphy Brown. It was a very nice cameo. While we're shooting the scene I have with Meryl Streep early on in the movie, I asked her 'Would you mind if I touched your hair?' And she said, 'Ian, this is your scene. I just react to you. Do whatever you'd like.', which was very generous of her. Very nice lady. And when I did the big ballroom scene, she said, 'Ian! Come over here! Come and meet Goldie and Bruce!'

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