Edward Jewesbury

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)
Lowest Rated: 10% Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
Birthday: Aug 6, 1917
Birthplace: Not Available
Edward Jewesbury received only modest recognition from the public during his lifetime. However, directors and actors well appreciated his formidable acting skills. One of his colleagues, famed director and actor Kenneth Branagh, regularly worked with Jewesbury in major projects. Among the roles Jewesbury played in productions featuring Branagh as a star and/or director were Sir Thomas Erpingham in Henry V (1989), the solicitor in Peter's Friends (1992), the sexton in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), a city official in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Colonel Redfern in Look Back in Anger (1989), and Polonius in Discovering Hamlet (1990). Jewesbury also appeared in other distinguished productions requiring great acting skill. One of his most important roles was that of Titus in I, Claudius, the 1976 drama acclaimed by many critics as the finest TV miniseries ever produced. Other demanding roles he performed over the years included those of Mr. Shepherd in Persuasion (TV, 1971), Neville Chamberlain in Churchill and the Generals (TV, 1979), Lord Dawson in Edward and Mrs. Simpson (TV, 1980), the brigadier in The Patricia Neal Story (TV, 1981), a chorus member in Oedipus at Colonus (TV, 1984), Dr. Kimble in Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (TV, 1985), Brisaille in Cyrano de Bergerac (TV, 1985), the magnate from the Lords in Little Dorritt (film, 1988), King Henry in Richard III (film, 1995), and Professor Brienhy in Mrs. Dalloway (film, 1997). Toward the end of his career Jewesbury attained a small measure of renown in films that capitalized on the popularity of medieval wizardry in video games and films. Among the roles he played were Ambrosius in The Mists of Avalon (TV, 2000), Vildan Vildir in Dungeons and Dragons (film, 2000), and the Old Retainer in 10th Kingdom (TV, 2000).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Forgotten Bernard Clivedon 2002
45% The Mists of Avalon Ambrosius 2001
10% Dungeons & Dragons Vildan Vildir $14.9M 2000
80% Beautiful People Joseph Thornton 2000
No Score Yet Preaching to the Perverted Judge Yell 1998
94% Richard III King Henry 1995
No Score Yet Grave Indiscretion Sir Edward Tome 1995
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein City Official 1994
90% Much Ado About Nothing Sexton 1993
71% Peter's Friends Peter's Solicitor 1992
No Score Yet Adam Bede Actor 1992
100% Henry V Sir Thomas Erpingham 1989
No Score Yet Look Back in Anger Colonel Redfern 1989
No Score Yet We Think the World of You Judge 1988
No Score Yet Little Dorrit (Nobody's Fault) (Little Dorrit's Story) Magnate from the Lords 1988
40% Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco e Vanzetti) Actor 1971


No Score Yet Mystery!
Bernard Sims
  • 2002
  • 1988
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Mr. Porlock
  • 2001
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Karl Wainwright
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Avengers
  • 1962
100% Blackadder II
Kate's Father
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
Old Retainer


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