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David Hemmings



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
2003
No Score Yet Islands in the Stream
  • Actor
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
75% Gangs of New York
  • Mr. Schermerhorn
2002
38% Equilibrium
  • Proctor
2002
34% Mean Machine
  • Governor
2002
79% Last Orders
  • Lenny
2002
No Score Yet Deadly Game
  • Actor
2002
0% Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
  • Martin Fox
2001
66% Spy Game
  • Harry Duncan
2001
76% Gladiator
  • Cassius
2000
No Score Yet A Christmas Reunion
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Passport to Murder
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Christmas Reunion
  • 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 The Key to Rebecca
  • Actor
  • Director
1985
No Score Yet The Snow Queen
  • Reindeer
1985
No Score Yet Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (Dario Argento's World of Horror)
  • Actor
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
  • Producer
  • Director
1981
75% 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
80% 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
95% 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
50% Camelot
  • Mordred
1967
86% 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 No Trees in the Street
  • Kenny
1959
30% Saint Joan
  • Minor Role (uncredited)
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011
  • Actor

Quotes from David Hemmings' Characters