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Charles Kay


Charles Kay was born on August 31, 1930 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Charles Piff. He is an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Henry V (1989) and Fall of Eagles (1974). See full bio »
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Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Count Orsini-Rosenberg
(1984)
Henry V
Henry V Archbishop of Canterbury
(1989)
Fall of Eagles
Fall of Eagles Tsar Nicholas II
(1974)

Filmography

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  Schadenfreude (filming)
Professor Maltus
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Richard Halton
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... Sir Richard Halton
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Sir Richard Halton
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
St John Artemis
- Sacrifice (2009) ... St John Artemis
- Paradise (2009) ... St John Artemis
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Canon Pennyfather
- At Bertram's Hotel (2007) ... Canon Pennyfather
 1998-2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Henry York / Arno Gibbs
- Vixen's Run (2006) ... Henry York
- Death in Disguise (1998) ... Arno Gibbs
 2005 Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Pope Paul VI
 2005 Colditz (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Henry Cartwright, Military Attaché in Switzerland
- Part One (2005) ... Colonel Henry Cartwright, Military Attaché in Switzerland
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Des Mitchum
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2005) ... Des Mitchum
 2001 Casualty (TV Series)
Professor Weinberg
- Bringing Up Baby (2001) ... Professor Weinberg
 1999 Beautiful People
George Thornton
 1998 Goodnight, Mister Tom (TV Movie)
Mr. Greenway
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Monty Francis
- How Time Flies (1998) ... Monty Francis
 1997 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Elliot Strange
- The House of Monkeys (1997) ... Elliot Strange
 1990-1997 The Bill (TV Series)
George Brand / Ralph Goodwin / Professor Crampton
- Dial 'M' for Marmalade (1997) ... George Brand
- I've Never Been to Harrogate (1992) ... Ralph Goodwin
- Plato for Policemen (1990) ... Professor Crampton
 1996 P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (Video)
Julius Quilter
 1994 Willie's War
Captain Bassett
 1994 Lloyds Bank Channel 4 Film Challenge (TV Series)
Danson
- Never Mind (1994) ... Danson
 1994 Law and Disorder (TV Series)
Judge Wallace
- Safe as Houses (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- The Cannibal (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- A Slip of the Pen (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- A Night to Remember (1994) ... Judge Wallace
- One for the Album (1994) ... Judge Wallace
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Colombo Dimitri
- Death in a White Tie (1993) ... Colombo Dimitri
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Capulet
- Romeo and Juliet (1992) ... Capulet (voice)
 1991 Fiddlers Three (TV Series)
J.J. Morley
- Cut and Dried (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- Undue Influence (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- The Fiddle (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- We Don't Want to Lose You: Part 2 (1991) ... J.J. Morley
- We Don't Want to Lose You: Part 1 (1991) ... J.J. Morley
 1991 The Darling Buds of May (TV Series)
Monsieur Eugène Mollet
- A Breath of French Air: Part 2 (1991) ... Monsieur Eugène Mollet
- A Breath of French Air: Part 1 (1991) ... Monsieur Eugène Mollet
 1991 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Presbury
- The Creeping Man (1991) ... Professor Presbury
 1989 Henry V
Archbishop of Canterbury
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Spender
- A Question of Commitment (1989) ... Spender
 1989 A Quiet Conspiracy (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Dr. Bruchner
 1988 Thompson (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1988)
- Episode #1.2 (1988)
 1988 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Robin Peppiatt
- Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation (1988) ... Robin Peppiatt
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Edward Coniston
 1987 Fortunes of War (TV Mini-Series)
Dobson
- The Middle East: January 1943 (1987) ... Dobson
- Egypt: September 1942 (1987) ... Dobson
- Egypt: April 1941 (1987) ... Dobson
- Greece: October 1940 (1987) ... Dobson
- Romania: June 1940 (1987) ... Dobson
 1987 London Embassy (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony Blair
- The Honorary Siberian (1987) ... Anthony Blair
 1986 School for Vandals
Neil
 1986 West of Paradise (TV Movie)
Rene Rousseau
 1986 Home to Roost (TV Series)
Mr Padbury
- Plastic Dreamworld (1986) ... Mr Padbury
 1985 Edge of Darkness (TV Mini-Series)
Pendleton
- Fusion (1985) ... Pendleton
- Northmoor (1985) ... Pendleton
- Breakthrough (1985) ... Pendleton
- Burden of Proof (1985) ... Pendleton
- Into the Shadows (1985) ... Pendleton
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Mr. Kaufman
- Mister Clay, Mister Clay (1985) ... Mr. Kaufman
 1984 The Life and Death of King John (TV Movie)
King Philip of France
 1984 Amadeus
Count Orsini-Rosenberg
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
John Sutton
- A Star Is Gorn (1984) ... John Sutton
 1983 By the Sword Divided (TV Series)
Sir Henry Parkin
- Ashes to Ashes (1983) ... Sir Henry Parkin
 1983 My Cousin Rachel (TV Mini-Series)
Rainaldi
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Rainaldi
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Rainaldi
 1983 The Citadel (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Hopper
- Part 10 (1983) ... Mr. Hopper
 1974-1983 Crown Court (TV Series)
Robert Elliss / Robert Elliss QC / Robert Ellis QC
- Brainwashed: Part 1 (1983) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Embers: Part 3 (1981) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Embers: Part 2 (1981) ... Robert Ellis QC
- Embers: Part 1 (1981) ... Robert Elliss QC
- Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) ... Robert Ellis QC
 1967-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Vladimir Talberg / de Levis / Tybalt
- The White Guard (1982) ... Vladimir Talberg
- Loyalties (1976) ... de Levis
- Romeo and Juliet (1967) ... Tybalt
 1982 Whoops Apocalypse (TV Series)
French Foreign Minister
- Road to Jerusalem (1982) ... French Foreign Minister
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal d'Amboise
- Part 9 (1981) ... Cardinal d'Amboise
 1981 Bergerac (TV Series)
Peter Westgate
- Portrait of Yesterday (1981) ... Peter Westgate
 1981 To the Manor Born (TV Series)
Cadwallader
- Birds Vs. Bees (1981) ... Cadwallader
 1980-1981 Lady Killers (TV Series)
Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C. / Sir Henry Curtis Bennett
- A Boy's Best Friend (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
- The Darlingest Boy (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
- A Smile Is Sometimes Worth a Million Dollars (1981) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett
- Murder at the Savoy Hotel (1980) ... Sir Henry Curtis Bennett, K.C.
 1981 Chintz (TV Series)
Stanley Trumper
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Stanley Trumper
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
King
 1980-1981 To Serve Them All My Days (TV Mini-Series)
Alcock
- Part Eleven (1981) ... Alcock
- Part Ten (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Nine (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Eight (1980) ... Alcock
- Part Seven (1980) ... Alcock
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Brunston
- Minor Complications (1980) ... Brunston
 1980 A Question of Guilt (TV Series)
Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 6 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 5 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 2 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
- Mary Blandy: Part 1 (1980) ... Dr. Addington
 1980 Nijinsky
Argentine Ambassador
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arthur Wright
- Fairies (1978) ... Arthur Wright
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Louis VII
- Before the Dark (1978) ... Louis VII
- The Hungry Falcons (1978) ... Louis VII
- A Rose, a Thorn (1978) ... Louis VII
- The Earth Is Not Enough (1978) ... Louis VII
- If All the World Were Mine (1978) ... Louis VII
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Charles Rossetti
- Carve Up (1977) ... Charles Rossetti
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Felix Kraus
- The Werewolf Reunion (1977) ... Dr. Felix Kraus
- Countess Ilona (1977) ... Dr. Felix Kraus
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Gallus
- Reign of Terror (1976) ... Gallus
 1975 Hennessy
Westminster Guide
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Sir Thomas Fairfax
- The Agreement of the People (1975) ... Sir Thomas Fairfax
 1975 The Prodigal Daughter (TV Movie)
Father Vernon
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Tsar Nicholas II
- The Appointment (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Dearest Nicky (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Absolute Beginners (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- The Secret War (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
- Tell the King the Sky Is Falling (1974) ... Tsar Nicholas II
 1974 Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series)
Montague Porch
- A Past and a Future (1974) ... Montague Porch
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Roux
- Certain Death (1974) ... Roux
- Men of Little Faith (1974) ... Roux
 1974 Miss Nightingale (TV Movie)
Sidney Herbert
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Insp. Chilton
- The Not-So Merry Widow (1973) ... Insp. Chilton
 1973 Beryl's Lot (TV Series)
Monsieur Henri
- Definitely Very Chilly (1973) ... Monsieur Henri
- Dancing Lessons (1973) ... Monsieur Henri
 1973 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Prince of Aragon
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Rev. Charles Dodgson
- Sister Alice (1973) ... Rev. Charles Dodgson
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Ferdinand
- The Duchess of Malfi (1972) ... Ferdinand
 1965-1970 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series)
Clarence / The Dauphin
- The Fearful King (1970) ... Clarence
- Edward of York (1966) ... Clarence
- The Kingmaker (1966) ... Clarence
- The Lord Protector (1965) ... Clarence
- Margaret of Anjou (1965) ... Clarence
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Edgar Allan Poe
- The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968) ... Edgar Allan Poe
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
the French soldier
- The Retreat (1968) ... the French soldier
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Jean-Louis Dufay
- The Personal Approach (1967) ... Jean-Louis Dufay
 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- London Assurance (1967)
 1966 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Massingham Fox
- Drama '66: Don Quixote Go Home (1966) ... Massingham Fox
 1962-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Eric Sawbridge / Snobby Price
- The New Men (1966) ... Eric Sawbridge
- Major Barbara (1962) ... Snobby Price
 1966 The Deadly Affair
Lightborn (in "Edward II") (uncredited)
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Charlie
- It's Coming Down Harder (1964) ... Charlie
 1963 The Victorians (TV Mini-Series)
Clement Hale / Wilfred Denver / Gimlet / ...
- Sweet Lavender (1963) ... Clement Hale
- The Silver King (1963) ... Wilfred Denver
- Still Waters Run Deep (1963) ... Gimlet
- Two Roses (1963) ... Mr. Jones
- The Ticket-of-Leave Man (1963) ... Moss
 1962 Young and Willing
Edgar Tibbs
 1962 Top Secret (TV Series)
Solnikov
- Dance for Spies (1962) ... Solnikov
 1962 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (TV Movie)
Badger
 1961 Galileo (TV Movie)
Ludovico
 1961 Looking About (TV Series)
Ambrose Rookwood
- Penny for the Guy (1961) ... Ambrose Rookwood
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Dick
- A Walk on the Water (1961) ... Dick
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Kenneth Wheatley
- Episode #2.12 (1960) ... Kenneth Wheatley
 1960 Piccadilly Third Stop
Toddy
 1958 Bachelor of Hearts
Tom Clark
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He acted in Bertolt Brecht and Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi, John Stride, Geraldine McEwan, Jeremy Brett, Edward Petherbridge, Robert Lang, and John McEnery in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Charles Kay
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Grew a beard and mustache to play "Czar Nicholas II" in Fall of Eagles (1974) but the make-up crew decided to use a false beard that could change as the character aged. Kay found the false beard extremely uncomfortable. See more »

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Rich smooth voice

Star Sign:

Virgo

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