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David Bamber

Highest Rated:   100% High Hopes (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% Christmas Eve (2015)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
57% Mad to Be Normal
  • Actor
2017
0% Christmas Eve
  • Walt
$82.5k 2015
95% The King's Speech
  • Theatre Director
$138.3M 2010
No Score Yet Collision
  • Actor
2009
62% Valkyrie
  • Adolf Hitler
$83.0M 2008
No Score Yet Consenting Adults
  • Actor
2007
66% Miss Potter
  • Fruing Warne
$2.9M 2007
80% I Capture the Castle
  • Vicar
$1.0M 2003
0% The Doctor and the Devils
  • Cronin
2003
No Score Yet Daniel Deronda
  • Actor
2002
83% The Bourne Identity
  • Consulate Clerk
$121.5M 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
No Score Yet Privates on Parade
  • Sgt. Charles Bishop
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Death in Paradise
2011
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Shallow
  • 2013
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Charles Chisholm Dr. Forrest Mr. Collins Rev. Ford Sidney Norris Lush Antonio
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1996
  • 1988
No Score Yet Rome
2005
  • Cicero
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Pride and Prejudice
1995
  • Mr. Collins
  • 1995

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