Esmond Knight

Esmond Knight

  • Highest Rated: 100% Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • Birthday: May 4, 1906
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Active the London theatrical circles from 1925, British actor Esmond Knight first set foot on a movie sound stage with 1931's The Ringer. His career momentum was almost permanently interrupted in 1941, when, while serving with the Royal Navy, he was temporarily blinded in battle. He regained enough of his sight to resume his filmmaking activities in 1943, appearing in such productions as Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale (1944), Black Narcissus (1946) and The Red Shoes (1947), Olivier's Henry V (1945) and Richard III (1955), and Jean Renoir's The River (1951). In 1960, Knight co-starred in Sink the Bismarck (1960), a reenactment of the naval battle in which he'd been blinded 19 years earlier. Long married to actress Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight died in Egypt while filming The Balkan Trilogy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

11% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Second Elder 1987
77% The Element of Crime Osborne 1984
No Score Yet King Lear Old Man 1983
No Score Yet Troilus & Cressida Priam 1981
No Score Yet Antony and Cleopatra Lepidus 1981
No Score Yet Romeo & Juliet Old Capulet 1978
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Armand 1977
77% Robin and Marian Old Defender 1976
No Score Yet The Boy Who Turned Yellow Actor 1972
38% Anne of the Thousand Days Kingston 1969
87% The Spy Who Came In from the Cold Old Judge 1965
96% Peeping Tom Arthur Baden 1960
83% Sink the Bismarck! Captain, Prince of Wales 1960
91% The River The Father 1959
67% The Prince and the Showgirl Hoffman 1957
82% Richard III Sir Richard Ratcliffe 1956
No Score Yet Helen of Troy High Priest 1956
No Score Yet Gone to Earth Abel Woodus 1950
92% A Canterbury Tale Narrator/ Soldier/Idiot 1949
96% The Red Shoes Livy 1948
91% Hamlet Bernardo 1948
100% Black Narcissus Gen. Toda Rai 1947
No Score Yet Holiday Camp Announcer 1947
No Score Yet The End of the River Dantos 1947
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France) Fluellen 1946
No Score Yet The Halfway House David Davies 1944
No Score Yet The Silver Fleet Von Schiffer 1943
No Score Yet This England Actor 1941
100% Contraband Mr.Pidgeon 1940
No Score Yet The Arsenal Stadium Mystery Raille 1940
No Score Yet Schwarze Rosen Pavo Collin 1936
50% Waltzes from Vienna (Strauss' Great Waltz) Johann "Schani" Strauss, the Younger 1934
No Score Yet Battle of the V-1 (Missiles from Hell) Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Invisible Man
1959
Wilson
  • 1959

QUOTES FROM Esmond Knight CHARACTERS

Livy
You're a magician to have produced all this in three weeks from nothing.
Boris Lermontov
My dear, not even the best magician can produce a rabbit out of a hat if there is not already a rabbit on the hat.
Old General
Do you see that crate? Sausages! They will eat sausages. Europeans eat sausages wherever they go.