Nigel Davenport

Actor
Veteran British character actor who, by his own estimate, has played "two kings, two dukes, a lot of lords and the odd private soldier. " Best known as the Duke of Norfolk opposite Paul Scofield's Sir Thomas More in "A ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1928 in Cambridgeshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (48)

Blue Herrings 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

David Copperfield 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Shanghai 1997 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

La Vuelta de El Coyote 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Opium War 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Without A Clue 1988 (Movie)

Lord Smithwick (Actor)

Caravaggio 1986 (Movie)

Marchese Giustiniani (Actor)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

Major Jack Downing (Actor)

Chariots of Fire 1981 (Movie)

Lord Birkenhead (Actor)

Nighthawks 1981 (Movie)

Inspector Peter Hartman (Actor)

Strata 1981 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Den Tuchtigen Gehort Die Welt 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zulu Dawn 1979 (Movie)

Colonel Hamilton-Brown (Actor)

The Omega Connection 1978 (Movie)

Minton (Actor)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977 (Movie)

Montgomery (Actor)

Stand Up Virgin Soldiers 1976 (Movie)

Sergeant Driscoll (Actor)

Dracula 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Phase IV 1974 (Movie)

Hubbs (Actor)

La Regenta 1973 (Movie)

Alvaro Mesia (Actor)

The Picture of Dorian Gray 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Free 1972 (Movie)

George Adamson (Actor)

Charley-One-Eye 1971 (Movie)

Bounty Hunter (Actor)

Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 (Movie)

Lord Bothwell (Actor)

No Blade of Grass 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Valley 1970 (Movie)

Gruber (Actor)

The Virgin Soldiers 1970 (Movie)

Sgt Driscoll (Actor)

Villain 1970 (Movie)

Bob Matthews (Actor)

Sinful Davey 1969 (Movie)

Chief Constable Richardson (Actor)

The Mind of Mr. Soames 1969 (Movie)

Dr Maitland (Actor)

The Royal Hunt of the Sun 1969 (Movie)

Hernando de Soto (Actor)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

General Phillips (Actor)

Play Dirty 1967 (Movie)

Cyril Leech (Actor)

A Man For All Seasons 1966 (Movie)

Duke of Norfolk (Actor)

A High Wind in Jamaica 1965 (Movie)

Mr Thornton (Actor)

Life at the Top 1965 (Movie)

Mottram (Actor)

Sands of the Kalahari 1965 (Movie)

Sturdevant (Actor)

Where the Spies Are 1964 (Movie)

Parkington (Actor)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

The Third Secret 1963 (Movie)

Lew Harding (Actor)

Peeping Tom 1960 (Movie)

Sergeant Miller (Actor)

Look Back in Anger 1959 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

Cry of the Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

Ladies Who Do (Movie)

Mr. Strang (Actor)

Masada (TV Show)

Actor

The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Show)

Actor

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Movie)

Lord Henry Wotton (Actor)

Biography

Veteran British character actor who, by his own estimate, has played "two kings, two dukes, a lot of lords and the odd private soldier. " Best known as the Duke of Norfolk opposite Paul Scofield's Sir Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons" (1966) and the explorer Hernando De Soto in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" (1969). Davenport began his film career in the 1950s in "Look Back in Anger" (1959) and continued to work through the 1980s in such films as "Chariots of Fire" (1981) and "Carravagio" (1986).

Relationships

Arthur Henry Davenport

Father

Katherine Lucy Davenport

Mother

Maria Aitken

Wife
divorced c. 1979

Jack Davenport Actor

Son
Born March 1, 1973; mother, Maria Aitken

Jack Davenport

Son
born on March 1, 1972 mother, Maria Aitken

Helena White

Wife
deceased

EDUCATION

St Peter's School

Trinity College, Oxford University

Cheltenham College

Milestones

1959

Screen acting debut in "Look Back in Anger"

Bonus Trivia

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Has served as vice-president of the British Actors' Union.

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