David Hemmings

Highest Rated: 100% Thirst (1979)
Birthday: Nov 18, 1941
Birthplace: Not Available
When the film version of the Broadway musical Camelot was released in 1967, critics had a jolly old time lambasting director Joshua Logan for casting non-singers in the leading roles. While it's certainly true that Lynn Redgrave, Richard Harris and Franco Nero seemed to suffer from Tin-Ear Syndrome, the critics were most unfair in picking on the fellow who played Mordred: David Hemmings. The son of a cookie merchant, Hemmings was a successful touring boy soprano at age nine, performing with the English Opera Group. He briefly left the musical world when his voice changed, studying painting at the Epsom School of Art and staging his first exhibition at 15. He returned to singing in his early 20s, first in nightclubs, then on the musical stage. Easing into acting, Hemmings appeared as misunderstood youths and belligerent "Teddy Boys" in a number of British programmers before attaining international stardom as the existential fashion photographer "hero"of Antonioni's Blow-Up (1966). With 1971's Running Scared, the indefatigable Hemmings began yet another new career as director; he has since helmed theatrical and made-for-TV films in England, Australia and Canada. With business partner John Daly, Hemmings formed the Hemdale Corporation for the express purpose of allowing the actor to do pretty much what he pleased both before and behind the cameras. In later years, he added novel writing to his considerable list of accomplishments. David Hemmings was the former husband of American actress Gayle Hunnicutt.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Swan Lake Actor 2014
No Score Yet Voices Actor 2012
No Score Yet Blessed Earl Sidney 2004
No Score Yet All the Way Mickey Rudin 2004
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Nigel $66.4M 2003
No Score Yet All the Way: The Kidnapping of a Music Legend Actor 2003
No Score Yet Night We Called It a Day Actor 2003
74% Gangs of New York Mr. Schermerhorn $77.7M 2002
40% Equilibrium Proctor 2002
34% Mean Machine Governor 2002
79% Last Orders Lenny $2.2M 2002
0% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Martin Fox 2001
66% Spy Game Harry Duncan $62.4M 2001
76% Gladiator Cassius 2000
No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion Director 1995
No Score Yet Passport to Murder Director 1993
No Score Yet Dark Horse Director 1992
71% The Rainbow Uncle Henry 1989
No Score Yet The Turn of the Screw Actor 1989
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror) Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Key to Rebecca Actor Director 1985
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Reindeer 1985
No Score Yet Calamity Jane Capt. James O'Neill 1984
No Score Yet Man, Woman and Child Gavin Wilson 1983
No Score Yet Deadly Game Actor 1982
No Score Yet Race for the Yankee Zephyr Director Producer 1981
78% Strange Behavior Executive Producer 1981
No Score Yet The Survivor Director 1981
No Score Yet Harlequin (Dark Forces) (The Minister's Magician) Nick Rast 1980
No Score Yet Beyond Reasonable Doubt Inspector Bruce Hutton 1980
100% Thirst Dr. Fraser 1979
No Score Yet Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo) Director Capt. Kraft 1979
88% Murder by Decree Inspector Foxborough 1979
No Score Yet Les Liens de sang (Blood Relatives) Armstrong 1978
No Score Yet Power Play Col. Anthony Narriman 1978
No Score Yet Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper) Hugh Hendon 1977
83% Islands in the Stream Eddy 1977
No Score Yet La Via Della Droga Mike Hamilton 1977
No Score Yet The Squeeze Keith 1977
No Score Yet Mr. Quilp (Old Curiosity Shop) Richard Swiveller 1975
96% Deep Red (Profondo rosso) Marcus Daly 1975
No Score Yet Juggernaut Charlie Braddock 1974
No Score Yet Beyond Erotica Juan 1973
No Score Yet Unman, Wittering and Zigo John Ebony 1971
No Score Yet The Love Machine Jerry Nelson 1971
No Score Yet The Walking Stick Leigh Hartley 1970
No Score Yet Fragment of Fear Tim Brett 1970
No Score Yet Alfred the Great Alfred 1969
No Score Yet Charge of the Light Brigade Capt. Louis Edward Nolan 1968
73% Barbarella Dildano 1968
No Score Yet The Long Day's Dying John 1968
No Score Yet Only When I Larf Bob 1968
44% Camelot Mordred 1967
87% Blow-Up Thomas 1966
No Score Yet Eye of the Devil Christian de Caray 1966
No Score Yet The Girl-Getters David 1966
No Score Yet Small Faces: Dateline Diamonds Actor 1965
No Score Yet David Hemmings: Be My Guest Dave 1965
No Score Yet Live It Up! (Sing and Swing) Dave Martin 1964
No Score Yet David Hemmings: Live It Up Actor 1963
No Score Yet The Winds of Change Ginger 1960
No Score Yet No Trees in the Street Kenny 1959
30% Saint Joan Minor Role (uncredited) 1957
No Score Yet The Heart Within Danny Willard 1957
No Score Yet The Rainbow Jacket Actor 1954

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Director
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Victor Bobrov
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Errol Pogson Director
  • 1987
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Danny Lord Binkie Smythe-White Director
  • 1987
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Director
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Jekyll/Hyde
  • 1981
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011

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