Tom Bell

Actor
A consummate character player, Tom Bell has had roles on stage, film and TV that have varied from lively English folk to sinister Adolph Eichmann in "Holocaust" (NBC, 1978) to the petty thief whose murder brings down ... Read more »
Born: 08/02/1933 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (40)

Humans 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Cards 2006 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Pollyanna 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Lava 2002 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Long Time Dead 2002 (Movie)

Becker (Actor)

My Kingdom 2002 (Movie)

Richard Quick (Actor)

The Last Minute 2001 (Movie)

Grimshanks (Actor)

Dalziel & Pascoe: Recalled to Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Preaching to the Perverted 1998 (Movie)

Henry Harding (Actor)

Swept From the Sea 1998 (Movie)

Isaac Foster (Actor)

Swing 1998 (Movie)

Sid Luxford (Actor)

Tube Tales 1998 (Movie)

("Horny") (Actor)

Feast of July 1995 (Movie)

Ben Wainwright (Actor)

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

Fairfax (Actor)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

The Krays 1990 (Movie)

Jack "The Hat" McVitie (Actor)

Dark River 1989 (Movie)

Johnny Deacon (Actor)

Resurrected 1989 (Movie)

Mr Deakin (Actor)

The Magic Toyshop 1989 (Movie)

Uncle Philip (Actor)

The Rainbow 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Wish You Were Here 1987 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Innocent 1983 (Movie)

Mr Dobson (Actor)

Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Stronger Than The Sun 1978 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

The Sailor's Return 1977 (Movie)

William Targett (Actor)

Royal Flash 1976 (Movie)

DeGautet (Actor)

All the Right Noises 1972 (Movie)

Len (Actor)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

Shaftoe (Actor)

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

Captain Ian Peyton-Reid (Actor)

The L-Shaped Room 1963 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

The Criminal 1962 (Movie)

Flynn (Actor)

H.M.S. Defiant 1961 (Movie)

Evans (Actor)

Red King, White Knight (TV Show)

Actor

The Cinder Path (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Kandinsky (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

song producer("Where Did My Heart Go?") (Song)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

("Rubberband Man") (Song)

Black Joy 1978 (Movie)

("Rubberband Man") (Song)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Pink Nights 1985 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)
Producer (1)

Shipmates 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Segment Producer
Writer (1)

Kelly the Second (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

A consummate character player, Tom Bell has had roles on stage, film and TV that have varied from lively English folk to sinister Adolph Eichmann in "Holocaust" (NBC, 1978) to the petty thief whose murder brings down "The Krays" (1990). He dropped out of school when he was 15 to pursue acting and, with the exception of a stint in the armed forces, has had few spells of unemployment. Bell's stage roles read similar to contemporaries such as Sir Ian McKellen and John Wood, including "Bent", "Travesties" and the classics.

EDUCATION

Bradford Civic Theatre School

Bradford
classmates included Sir Robert Stephens

Milestones

2002

Co-starred in the black comedy "The Last Minute" (filmed in 1999)

1999

Was part of the ensemble cast of the TV movie "Tube Tales", an anthology of stories involving the London Underground

1997

Cast as the father of a servant girl (Rachel Weisz) in "Swept From the Sea"

1995

Was the patriarch of farming family that takes in a homeless young woman in "Feast of July"

1994

Reprised role of Sgt. Otley in "Prime Suspect 3"

1991

Collaborated again with director Peter Medak on "Let Him Have It", a based-on-fact story of a miscarriage of justice in England

1990

Created role of Sergeant Bill Otley in "Prime Suspect"; aired in USA on PBS in 1992

1990

Offered a strong turn as a particularly vicious criminal in "The Krays", directed by Peter Medak

1987

Had supporting role as a bookie who runs a local cinema in "Wish You Were Here"

1983

Co-starred in the British TV productions "Sons and Lovers" and "Reilly, Ace of Spies" (both aired on PBS)

1978

US TV debut as Adolph Eichmann in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust"

1975

Was featured in "Royal Flash"

1972

Appeared alongside Janet Suzman and Ian McKellen in a British TV production of "Hedda Gabler"

1968

Acted in the comedy "Lock Up Your Daughters!"

1962

Breakthrough film performance, Toby in "The L-Shaped Room"

1960

Film acting debut in Joseph Losey's "The Concrete Jungle/The Criminal"

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