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Also Known As: Died: December 27, 2003
Born: February 17, 1934 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Derbyshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Hollywood North (2004)
Toronto 1979: it is the heyday of the tax-shelter years and ambitious producer Bobby Meyers has acquired the rights to a Canadian literary masterpiece called "Lantern Moon." He has enlisted the washed-up, but respected, director Henry Neville to lend credibility to the project - but he needs to secu
Statement, The (2003) as Minister Armand Bertier
Set in modern day France, the story of Pierre Brossard who, as a young man, was a Nazi executioner under the Vichy regime. Brossard has never been brought to trial and has lived a peaceful and anonymous life, sheltered by right-wing elements within the Catholic Church. A new investigation into his c
Sum of All Fears, The (2002) as Richard Dressler
When the president of Russia suddenly dies and is succeeded by a man about whom little is known, tension increases as old fears ignite new paranoia. Director of Central Intelligence Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst from the Russia desk, Jack Ryan, to supply insight and advice. Then the unthinkabl
Bacchae, The (2002)
In the ancient Greek city Thebes, Zeus has made his godly mark in the form of a pregnant woman, Semele, whose father is Cadmus, king of Thebes. Forced to prove the source of her unborn child, she calls on Zeus for proof, and gets zapped by a lightning bolt. Years later, Cadmus steps down from his th
Evelyn (2002) as Tom Connolly
A drama based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his young children, Evelyn, Maurice and Dermot. Abandoned by his wife, Doyle does his best to make it as a single dad, raising his kids alone in Ireland in 1953. Their life isn't easy--but above all else in the world, Doyle loves his children. Unf
Mothman Prophecies, The (2002) as Doctor Alexander Leek
When John Klein, a respected Washington Post journalist, and his wife Mary find the dream house they have been hunting for, life could hardly get better. Then on their joyful ride home the dream is shattered when Mary crashes the car and is killed. While removing Mary''s possessions from the hospital, John discovers a sketchpad covered with odd drawings, variations of the same eerie apparition. John is haunted by the unsettling images. One night, while driving from Washington, John loses his way and ends up on a deserted country highway in Point Pleasant, West Virginia -- four hundred miles from where he thought he was. When John decides to stay in Point Pleasant to explore the reports of unexplained phenomena in the town, he soon realizes that they may all be related - not just to each other, but also to the strange sketches Mary had been obsessively drawing just hours before her death.
Gosford Park (2001) as Jennings
It is November 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello
Cherry Orchard, The (1999) as Gaev (Leonid Andreyevich)
Set in Russia at the turn of the century, a story chronicling a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence. There she finds the family fortune has dwindled to practically nothing, and she and her brother are faced with the difficult choice of selling the family's treasured ch
Nicholas' Gift (1998) as Reginald Green
True-life story of Maggie and Reginald Green, whose son Nicholas was shot and killed by bandits in Italy. When he was declared brain-dead, his parents decided to donate his organs, a gift that enhanced or saved the lives of seven people. The Greens' selflessness also galvanized Italy, which had one
Grotesque (1995) as Sir Hugo Coal
Set in the 1940s, an English butler conspires with the mistress of the house to take his master's place, by framing him for murder.
Silent Tongue (1993) as Eamon Mccree
A ghost story of the Old West about an Indian woman, Silent Tongue, raped years earlier by a white medicine show charlatan, who haunts her plainsman husband.
Docteur M. (1991) as (Uncredited) Guru; Dr Marsfeldt
In the not-too-distant future, an over-stressed city is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.
Shuttlecock (1991) as James Prentis
A story of the relationship between a war hero and his son, following the publication of the former's memoirs.
Secret Friends (1991) as John
An amnesiac is haunted by the recurring images of his murderous past and repressed childhood.
Mister Frost (1990) as Felix Detweiller
A police inspector and a doctor at a psychiatric hospital study a murderer who claims to be the devil incarnate.
Hamlet (1990) as King Claudius
An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play about the Prince of Denmark troubled by his father's mysterious death and his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle.
Force Majeure (1989) as Malcolm Forrest
Two young Frenchman are asked to save the life of an acquaintance at enormous expense to themselves.
We Think the World of You (1988) as Frank Meadows
A man becomes obsessed with the care of his friend's dog when the friend is imprisoned.
Prayer For The Dying, A (1987) as Dandy Jack Meehan
Pack of Lies (1987) as Stewart
A television movie adapted from the celebrated London play about a married couple who learn that their next-door neighbors are spies and who allow British agents to use their home to spy on them.
Duet For One (1986) as David Cornwallis
When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
Separate Tables (1983) as John Malcolm; Major Pollock
Two one-act plays that explore bittersweet relationships at an English seaside resort. Based on Terence Rattigan's one-act plays "Table by the Window" and "Table Number Seven."
Wicked Lady, The (1983) as Captain Jerry Jackson
Set in 17th-century England, a noblewoman moonlights as a highway robber.
Britannia Hospital (1983) as Mr Macready
Englishman Abroad, An (1983) as Guy Burgess
Return of the Soldier, The (1982) as Captain Chris Baldry
Quartet (1981) as H J Heidler
When her husband's arrest leaves her penniless, a woman accepts an invitation to move in with a strange couple.
Nijinsky (1980) as Sergei Diaghilev
Onstage, Nijinsky, the most celebrated dancer of the early 20th century, was in flawless control. Offstage, he was in turmoil, torn between the ballerina he married and the domineering mentor he loved.
Rose, The (1979) as Rudge
Bette Midler plays "Rose", an artist strikingly similar to Janis Joplin. The film follows Rose's career during her last tour. Her rock and roll lifestyle of Drugs, Sex, and Rock and Roll and constant touring lead her to an inevitable breakdown.
The Shout (1978) as Charles Crossley
A married man protects his marriage from a mysterious traveler who can kill with a shout.
Unmarried Woman, An (1978) as Saul Kaplan
Erica seemingly has the perfect life until her husband informs her he's leaving her for another woman. With help from a therapist and a supportive group of friends, she recovers and begins to build a life for herself. She even entertains the possibility of a new relationship.
Royal Flash (1976) as Rudi Von Starnberg
In Celebration (1975) as Andrew Shaw
Story of Jacob and Joseph, The (1974) as Narration
A biblical drama, in two parts -- the tale of Jacob and Esau and the legend of Joseph and his brothers -- told by director Michael Cacoyannis in his first TV movie.
Butley (1974) as Ben Butley
Caustic, feisty, and lazy English professor Butley is having a very bad day. A much younger woman challenges his ascendancy at work, his ex-wife announces her marriage to a man he cannot stand, and his male lover tells him that he is leaving him for another man. .
Impossible Object (1973) as Harry
Harry (Alan Bates) is a married writer who has an affair with a woman (Dominique Sanda) whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality leaving us to wonder whether the affair is real or just a figment of Harry's imagination.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972) as Bri
A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death and emotional trauma with a humor that hides their pain.
The Go-Between (1971) as Ted Burgess
A young man carries letters between an aristocratic young woman and the groundskeeper he idolizes.
Women in Love (1970) as Rupert Birkin
In the twenties, two free-thinking sisters try to balance sexual passion with independence.
The Fixer (1968) as Yakov Bok
A Russian-Jewish handyman is caught up in a wave of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia when he is accused of a capital crime he did not commit.
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) as Gabriel Oak
A romantic English lass can't choose among three very different suitors.
King of Hearts (1967) as Pvt. Charles Plumpick
During World War I, a Scottish soldier finds an abandoned town ruled by whimsical lunatics.
Georgy Girl (1966) as Jos
A misfit fights for happiness in the world of swinging London.
Zorba the Greek (1964) as Basil
An amoral Greek peasant teaches a British student the meaning of life.
Nothing But the Best (1964) as Jimmy Brewster
Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss's daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will do anything to get rich and be the most successful businessman in Britian-even if it means murder!!!
The Guest (1964) as Mick
Two cynical and eerily misanthropic brothers hire an older caretaker to look after their flat and they slowly begin to psychologically menace him.
The Running Man (1963) as Stephen Maddox
A man fakes his death to get back at the insurance company that denied an earlier claim.
Whistle Down the Wind (1962) as The man
Little Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn. When she askes him who he was, he says Jesus Christ just before he goes unconscious. Kathy and her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from grown-ups.
A Kind of Loving (1962) as Vic Brown
His girlfriend''''s pregnancy forces an upwardly mobile young man into marriage.
The Entertainer (1960) as Frank
A third-rate vaudevillian uses liquor and young women to escape the pressures of changing times.
It's Never Too Late (1956)
Troubles begin in a family when the mother goes to Hollywood to be a screenwriter.

Cast (special)

Bertie and Elizabeth (2002) as George V
The story of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, parents of the current Queen Elizabeth, from their first meeting in 1920 to the king's death in 1952. Their married life is set against the backdrop of major national and world events, including the abdication of George's elder brother and World War II.
Oliver's Travels (1996) as Oliver
When Oliver, a professor of comparative religion, is laid off by his university, he sets out to find Aristotle, a famous compiler of crossword puzzles. Oliver discovers that Aristotle's home has been ransacked and that he is nowhere to be found. He joins forces with police detective Diane Priest and
Hard Times (1995) as Josiah Bounderby
Dramatization of Charles Dicken's novel in which Thomas Gradgrind, an adherent of Utilitarianism, propels his daughter, Louisa, into marriage with Josiah Bounderby, a man 30 years her senior. The story also concerns the waywardness of Gradgrind's son, Tom.
Classic Mel: The Making of Mel Gibson's Hamlet (1991)
A special that includes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Hamlet," starring Mel Gibson. Includes interviews with the film's stars.
One Man in His Time: A Tribute to Laurence Olivier (1990) as Host
A documentary on the life and career of actor/producer/director Laurence Olivier during the fourteen years he worked on television projects. The program also includes interviews with Olivier as well as clips from his television projects.
Doctor Fischer of Geneva (1985) as Jones
An Englishman living in Switzerland falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy industrialist. At frequent dinner parties, which the Englishman is invited to attend, the millionaire exploits the greed of his guests by offering valuable gifts if they perform humiliating and, ultimately, life-threat

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Spartacus (2004) as Agrippa
Set in Ancient Rome in 72 B.C., mini-series follows the tale of Spartacus, who as a boy was sold into slavery after his father is murdered. He grows up to lead a slave revolt against the powerful Romans, rocking the empire to its core.
Salem Witch Trials (2003) as Sir William Phipps
Miniseries about the Salem witch trials of 1692 in which 19 convicted "witches" were hanged and many other suspects were imprisoned. Characters include: Reverend Samuel Parris and William Stoughton, two male leaders who begin the ruthless witch hunt; Ann Putnam, the wife of the influential Thomas Pu
Prince and the Pauper, The (2001) as King Henry Viii
Saint Patrick, the Irish Legend (2000) as Calpornius
In the Beginning (2000) as Jethro
Miniseries that weaves together stories from the Bible. Focusing on the books of Genesis and Exodus, it begins with the story of Creation and ends with Moses delivering the Ten Commandments. It spans the biblical time when God's word is passed verbally from one generation to the next, from Abraham t
Arabian Nights (2000) as Storyteller
Miniseries based on the "Arabian Nights" tales of magic, mystery and fantasy spun by the beautiful Scheherazade. In order to stave off her execution -- and win the love of the Sultan of Baghdad -- Scheherazade tells tales inspired by a master storyteller. The stories unfold at night, from the advent
Unnatural Pursuits (1994) as Hamish Partt
102 Boulevard Haussmann (1991) as Marcel Proust

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Love in a Cold Climate (2001) as Uncle Matthew/Lord Radlett

Cast (short)

This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the location shooting for "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1967).

Misc. Crew (short)

"Lionpower from MGM" (1967) is an exciting 60's promotional short subject, which showcases MGM's releases for the 1967-68 film season under a "five seasons" theme--fall, winter, spring, summer--plus a "fabulous fifth season". The main music is set to the rousing theme from "The Magnificent Yankee" composed by David Raksin in 1950. The promo is narrated by some of the best voice-over actors of the time, and is an excellent time capsule of a by-gone era.

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