Richard Durden

If casting directors could grant honorary degrees, seasoned character actor Richard Durden would be one of the most learned people on the planet. He has played doctors, politicians, professors, barristers and other ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1944

Filmography

Actor (29)

Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

Minister of Justice (Actor)

The Awakening 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Agora 2010 (Movie)

Olympius (Actor)

From Paris With Love 2010 (Movie)

Ambassador Bennington (Actor)

The Heavy 2009 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Oliver Twist 2005 (Movie)

Unkind Board Member (Actor)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Hale (Actor)

Foyle's War 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Amen 2003 (Movie)

Ambassador Taylor (Actor)

Helen of Troy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Grotesque 1997 (Movie)

Professor Geoffrey Sykes-Herring (Actor)

The Innocent 1995 (Movie)

Black (Actor)

Agatha Christie's Poirot 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleepers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman 1989 (Movie)

TV Director (Actor)

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Country 1980 (Movie)

Guy Wheldon (Actor)

The Scars of Dracula 1969 (Movie)

2nd Officer (Actor)

Doctor Faustus 1968 (Movie)

Evil Angel/Knight (Actor)

Bobbie's Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's "Zoya" (TV Show)

Actor

James Clavell's Noble House (TV Show)

Actor

Maigret (TV Show)

Actor

Not Only But Always (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy of Errors (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

If casting directors could grant honorary degrees, seasoned character actor Richard Durden would be one of the most learned people on the planet. He has played doctors, politicians, professors, barristers and other distinguished gentleman throughout a career that has spanned over four decades. Durden, who is a classically trained actor, was a member of Oxford's famed Experimental Theatre Club during the late 1960s. Fellow players there included Michael Palin and Terry Jones, who would go on to become founding members of absurdist comedy troupe Monty Python. Durden is a veteran of British television and has frequently appeared in mysteries--including guest spots on multiple installments of "Miss Marple"; "Inspector Morse", and "Poiriot"--and in police procedurals from "The Bill" to "McCallum". His later career has also featured many performances in period films, including 2004's made-for-TV historical drama "Dunkirk" and the 1920s-era thriller "The Awakening". During a 2010 interview on BBC Radio 4, journalist Lynn Barber claimed that it was her breakup with a young Durden during their time at Oxford that led her to the promiscuous lifestyle described in parts of her memoir, "An Education". The book was a follow-up to the magazine article that inspired novelist Nick Hornby's screenplay for Danish director Lone Scherfig's acclaimed 2009 film of the same name.

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