Hywel Bennett

Actor
After an unusual, cross-dressing stage debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet," Welsh actor Hywel Bennett became the regular "angry young man" in stage productions before expanding his range for a wide variety of British film and ... Read more »
Born: 04/08/1944 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (19)

Married 2 Malcolm 2014 (Movie)

Reg (Actor)

One for the Road 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vatel 2000 (Movie)

Colbert (Actor)

Nasty Neighbours 1999 (Movie)

The Boss (Actor)

Misery Harbour 1998 (Movie)

Schooner Captain (Actor)

Deadly Advice 1996 (Movie)

Dr Crippen (Actor)

War Zone 1987 (Movie)

Mike Jessop (Actor)

Malice Aforethought 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Pennies From Heaven 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

Michael Rogers (Actor)

The Virgin Soldiers 1970 (Movie)

Pvt Brig (Actor)

Loot 1969 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Percy 1969 (Movie)

Edwin Anthony (Actor)

The Buttercup Chain 1969 (Movie)

France (Actor)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

Martin Durnley (Actor)

The Family Way 1965 (Movie)

Arthur Fitton (Actor)

Karaoke (TV Show)

Actor

Mary, Mother of Jesus (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After an unusual, cross-dressing stage debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet," Welsh actor Hywel Bennett became the regular "angry young man" in stage productions before expanding his range for a wide variety of British film and TV parts. He took an early interest in acting and made the aforementioned London debut at age 15 with the Youth Theatre (where the old tradition of men playing female parts persisted). Several years later, he made the jump to television, first in a supporting part in the classic science fiction serial "Doctor Who." Features followed, including a notable early role as a beleaguered newlywed alongside former child star Hayley Mills in "The Family Way." Bennett had key roles in a couple of offbeat pictures, the comedic anti-war drama "The Virgin Soldiers" and the darkly comic crime caper "Loot." In the Cold War espionage miniseries based on the John le Carré novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," he filled another important supporting part. One of his most high-profile parts came at the helm of his own long-running series, "Shelley," as the title character, a sardonic, anti-establishment layabout. Bennett later had recurring roles in classic British shows playing a gangland boss on "EastEnders" and a serial-killer suspect on the astoundingly enduring police drama "The Bill."

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

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