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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 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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Spawn Cogliostro
Excalibur Merlin
Return to Oz
Return to Oz Dr. Worley / Nome King
The Exorcist III
The Exorcist III Father Morning


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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
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can
Derek Bauer
 1981 Venom
Commander 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 played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Helen Mirren, Jane Lapotaire, Patricia Hayes, and Frank Thornton in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

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Nicoll Williamson


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[on acting]: You must go to the edge; you must look over the brink into the abyss. See more »


Was twice nominated for Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1966 for John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence", a performance he recreated in the film version of the same name, Inadmissible Evidence (1968) and, in 1974, for a revival of "Uncle Vanya". He lost in 1966 to Hal Holbrook (who won for "Mark Twain Tonight") and in 1974 to Michael Moriarty, who won for "Find Your Way Home". See more »

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