David Bamber

Highest Rated: 100% High Hopes (1988)
Lowest Rated: 0% Christmas Eve (2015)
Birthday: Sep 19, 1954
Birthplace: Not Available
Walkden, England, native David Bamber nearly avoided the proscenium altogether, with early plans to enter a training program for special education instructors. At the last yawning moment, however, Bamber decided to jump ship and head into acting, courtesy of the dramatic arts program at Bristol University and -- later -- a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a student, the thespian distinguished himself from many of his colleagues by acquiring a marked preference for contemporary material over classicist plays. As a stage actor, Bamber (though openly heterosexual, with a wife and children) sustained a particularly fine reputation for convincing portrayals of (often repressed) gay characters in such plays as My Night with Reg and Pride and Prejudice. He also gained recognition for comic physicality deemed brilliant by many critics. In terms of on-camera work, Bamber's work (somewhat ironically) has leaned more toward period material than his stage efforts. Following an appearance in the all-star British seriocomedy Privates on Parade (1982), he signed for roles in such projects as the made-for-television outings The Merchant of Venice (2001) and Pollyanna (2002), and the HBO miniseries Rome (2005) as Marcus Tillius Cicero. In 2008, Bamber joined co-stars Tom Cruise, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, and others for the Cruise-produced Hitler assassination thriller Valkyrie with a frightening turn as Adolf Hitler.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
65% Peterloo Actor 2019
84% Borg Vs. McEnroe George Barnes 2018
64% Mad to Be Normal Dr. Meredith 2018
0% Christmas Eve Walt $82.5K 2015
94% The King's Speech Theatre Director $138.4M 2010
No Score Yet Collision Actor 2009
62% Valkyrie Adolf Hitler $83M 2008
No Score Yet Consenting Adults Actor 2007
67% Miss Potter Fruing Warne $2.9M 2007
79% I Capture the Castle Vicar $1M 2003
No Score Yet Daniel Deronda Actor 2002
83% The Bourne Identity Consulate Clerk $121.6M 2002
No Score Yet Pollyanna Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Merchant of Venice Actor 2001
No Score Yet Neville's Island Actor 1998
No Score Yet Stalag Luft Actor 1993
No Score Yet Buddha of Suburbia Shadwell 1993
No Score Yet Dakota Road Man on the Train 1992
0% Year of the Comet Albert 1992
100% High Hopes Rupert 1988
0% The Doctor and the Devils Cronin 1985
No Score Yet Privates on Parade Sgt. Charles Bishop 1982

TV

CREDIT
97% A Very English Scandal
2018
Lord Arran
  • 2018
58% Death in Paradise
2011
  • 2015
No Score Yet Father Brown
1974
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Shallow
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Charles Chisholm Dr. Forrest Mr. Collins Rev. Ford Sidney Norris Lush Antonio
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1996
  • 1988
84% Rome
2005-2007
Cicero
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
John Starkey
  • 2006
88% Pride and Prejudice
1995
Mr. Collins
  • 1995
No Score Yet Silent Witness
Brian Hawke

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