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Nicol Williamson (1936–2011)

Nicol Williamson was an enormously talented actor who was considered by some critics to be the finest actor of his generation in the late 1960s and the 1970s, rivaled only by Albert Finney, whom Williamson bested in the classics. Williamson's 1969 "Hamlet" at the Roundhouse Theatre was a sensation in London, considered by many to to be the best ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1997 Spawn
 1993 The Advocate
Seigneur Jehan d'Auferre
 1990 Mistress of Suspense (TV Series)
 1986 Passion Flower (TV Movie)
Albert Coskin
 1985 Return to Oz
Dr. Worley / Nome King
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
King Ferdinand
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Derek Bauer
 1981 Venom
Cmdr. William Bulloch
 1981 Excalibur
 1979 The Human Factor
Maurice Castle
 1978 The Word (TV Mini-Series)
Maertin de Vroome
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Dr. Eric Mason
- How to Dial a Murder (1978) ... Dr. Eric Mason
 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Oliver Fry (uncredited)
 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
Major Horn
 1972 The Monk
The Duke of Talamur
 1972 The Jerusalem File
Professor Lang
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jim Fitch
- Terrible Jim Fitch (1971) ... Jim Fitch
 1970 The Reckoning
Michael Marler
 1969 Hamlet
 1969 Laughter in the Dark
Sir Edward More
 1968 Inadmissible Evidence
Bill Maitland
 1968 The Bofors Gun
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Robin Fletcher
- Horror of Darkness (1965) ... Robin Fletcher
 1965 Six (TV Series)
 1964 Of Human Bondage
Medical student (uncredited)
 1963 The Six-Sided Triangle (Short)
The Lover
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Jack Clark
- By the Book (1963) ... Jack Clark
 1962-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Count Pierre Besukhov / Warwick
- The Lark (1962) ... Warwick
 1962 Nil Carborundum (TV Movie)
SAC Albert Meakin
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He acted in the Free Theatre Production of William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Round House Theatre in London, England with Gordon Jackson, Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE, Judy Parfitt, Mark Dignam, Michael Pennington, Marianne Faithfull, Roger Lloyd Pack, Ben Aris, Roger Livesey, and Michael Elphick in the cast. Tony ... See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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If you can make a woman laugh you can do anything with her. See more »


He took over the leading role in Laughter in the Dark (1969) at short notice when Richard Burton, at the time the highest-paid actor in the world, was fired by director Tony Richardson early in the shooting. Burton had played a scene requiring him to walk down a sidewalk and turn a corner. He didn't come back after one take and Richardson, allegedly worried about his alcoholism, terminated him. ... See more »

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