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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 23, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambridgeshire, England, GB Profession: actor

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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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Hotel Shanghai (1997) Butler
3.
 Opium War, The (1997)
4.
 Without A Clue (1988) Lord Smithwick
5.
 Caravaggio (1986) Marchese Giustiniani
6.
7.
 Christmas Carol, A (1984) Silas Scrooge
8.
 Strata (1982) Victor
9.
 Nighthawks (1981) Inspector Peter Hartman
10.
 CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) Lord Birkenhead
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Education

Cheltenham College: -
Trinity College, Oxford University: -
St Peter's School: -

Notes

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

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wife:
Helena Margaret White. Deceased.
wife:
Maria Aitken. Actor. Divorced c. 1979.

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father:
Arthur Henry Davenport.
mother:
Katherine Lucy Davenport.
son:
Jack Davenport. Actor. Born on March 1, 1972; mother, Maria Aitken.

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