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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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Filmography

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 1997 Spawn
Cogliostro
 1993 The Advocate
Seigneur Jehan d'Auferre
 1990 Mistress of Suspense (TV Series)
 1986 Passion Flower (TV Movie)
Albert Coskin
 1985 Christopher Columbus (TV Mini-Series)
King Ferdinand
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Malyarov
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Macbeth
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Derek Bauer
 1981 Venom
Cmdr. William Bulloch
 1981 Excalibur
Merlin
 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 Le moine
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
Hamlet
 1969 Laughter in the Dark
Sir Edward More
 1968 Inadmissible Evidence
Bill Maitland
 1968 The Bofors Gun
O'Rourke
 1968 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
Lennie
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Robin Fletcher
- Horror of Darkness (1965) ... Robin Fletcher
 1965 Six (TV Series)
 1965 The Day of Ragnarok (TV Movie)
 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
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Other Works:

He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Helen Mirren, Patricia Hayes, Frank Thornton, Gordon Jackson, Benedict Taylor, Malcolm Tierney, Matthew Guinness, Angela Phillips, Ian McDiarmid, Richard Griffiths, and Ron ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Nicoll Williamson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

According to Kenneth Tynan in his profile of Williamson, his erratic behavior during the North American tour of "Hamlet" led one cast member to publicly apologize to a Boston audience. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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