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Anthony Nicholls was an English actor who had a substantial, 30-plus-year career in film and television, despite a late start resulting from his service in Britain's Royal Artillery. A veteran of the stage, Nicholls made his film debut at age 44 in the 1946 musical "The Laughing Lady." Alas, lighter-hearted roles were not to be Nicholls' fate--the vast majority of his parts were either military officers or government official types. In 1949, Nicholls played a significant supporting role as Lt. Col. Dunn in the Ronald Reagan-starring drama "The Hasty Heart." That same year he made his television debut, and by the mid-1950s was landing recurring roles, including a co-starring part as Maj. Colby on all six episodes of the 1955 English thriller "Portrait of Alison." Nicholls' biggest role came in 1968 when he co-starred on the TV sci-fi thriller "The Champions," which roughly equated to "Star Trek" meets "Mission Impossible"; the series ran 30 episodes over one season. From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Nicholls appeared in several high-profile films, albeit in lower-profile roles, including everything from "A Man for All Seasons," in 1966, to two Lindsay Anderson-directed, Malcolm McDowell-starring...

Anthony Nicholls was an English actor who had a substantial, 30-plus-year career in film and television, despite a late start resulting from his service in Britain's Royal Artillery. A veteran of the stage, Nicholls made his film debut at age 44 in the 1946 musical "The Laughing Lady." Alas, lighter-hearted roles were not to be Nicholls' fate--the vast majority of his parts were either military officers or government official types. In 1949, Nicholls played a significant supporting role as Lt. Col. Dunn in the Ronald Reagan-starring drama "The Hasty Heart." That same year he made his television debut, and by the mid-1950s was landing recurring roles, including a co-starring part as Maj. Colby on all six episodes of the 1955 English thriller "Portrait of Alison." Nicholls' biggest role came in 1968 when he co-starred on the TV sci-fi thriller "The Champions," which roughly equated to "Star Trek" meets "Mission Impossible"; the series ran 30 episodes over one season. From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Nicholls appeared in several high-profile films, albeit in lower-profile roles, including everything from "A Man for All Seasons," in 1966, to two Lindsay Anderson-directed, Malcolm McDowell-starring films, "If..." and "O Lucky Man!." He also appeared as Dr. Becker in the horror classic "The Omen," which would be his final film, in 1976.

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1.
 Omen, The (1976) Dr Becker
2.
 Man Who Haunted Himself, The (1970) Sir Arthur Richardson
3.
 The Walking Stick (1970) Lewis Maude
4.
 One More Time (1970) Candler
5.
 Battle of Britain (1969) Minister
6.
 If.... (1969) General Denson
7.
 A Walk with Love and Death (1969) Father Superior
8.
 Our Mother's House (1967) Mr. Halbert
9.
 A Man for All Seasons (1966) King's representative
10.
 Othello (1965) Brabantio
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