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British veteran actor Nigel Davenport, whose screen career spanned five decades and included roles in Best Picture Oscar-winners A Man For All Seasons and Chariots of Fire, died October 25. He was 85. Davenport’s early films included Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom and Tony Richardson’s Look Back In Anger and The Entertainer; he also appeared in A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), Living Free (1972), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977), Nighthawks (1981), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), and Caravaggio (1986). As a character actor his standout roles include the Duke of Norfolk in A Man For All Seasons, Lord Bothwell in Mary, Queen of Scots, Dr. Van Helsing in the Richard Matheson-penned Dracula, and Lord Birkenhead in Chariots of Fire. In 1974 Davenport starred in Saul Bass’s lone directorial effort, the sci-fi bomb turned cult classic Phase IV. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Riffing on Terek Puckett’s terrific list of director/actor collaborations, I wanted to look at some of those equally impressive leading ladies who served as muses for their directors. I strived to look for collaborations that may not have been as obviously canonical, but whose effects on cinema were no less compelling. Categorizing a film’s lead is potentially tricky, but one of the criteria I always use is Anthony Hopkins’s performance in Silence of the Lambs, a film in which he is considered a lead but appears only briefly; his character is an integral part of the story.
The criteria for this article is as follows: The director & actor team must have worked together at least 3 times with the actor in a major role in each feature film, resulting in a minimum of 2 must-see films.
One of the primary trends for the frequency of collaboration is the »
- John Oursler
2 items from 2013
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