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Nigel Davenport


Born - 23 May 1928, Shelford, Cambridgeshire, UK
Died - 25 October 2013

Strongly-built, floridly handsome, often moustachioed actor with distinctive rasping tones, who played heroes, villains, drunkards and weaklings with equal conviction. In leading roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s, otherwise a top character player. Born Arthur Nigel Davenport, he was on stage from 1952, TV the following year. Films followed a bit later, but in progressively more prominent roles: Look Back in Anger (1959), Peeping Tom (1959), The Entertainer (1960), In the Cool of the Day (1962), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), A Man for All Seasons (1966), Play Dirty (1968), The Virgin Soldiers (1969), No Blade of Grass (1970), Villain (1971), Living Free (1972), Dracula (1973), Phase IV (1973), The Island of Dr Moreau (1977), Zulu Dawn (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981), Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes (1984), Caravaggio (1986), Without a Clue (1988), The Opium War (1997), The Mumbo Jumbo (2000) and Shanghai Knights (2003), his last. Actress Laura Davenport and actor Jack Davenport are two of his three children.