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Hywel Bennett

Highest Rated: 86% The Family Way (1967)

Lowest Rated: 31% Vatel (2000)

Birthday: Apr 8, 1944

Birthplace: Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

After an unusual, cross-dressing stage debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet," Welsh actor Hywel Bennett became the regular "angry young man" in stage productions before expanding his range for a wide variety of British film and TV parts. He took an early interest in acting and made the aforementioned London debut at age 15 with the Youth Theatre (where the old tradition of men playing female parts persisted). Several years later, he made the jump to television, first in a supporting part in the classic science fiction serial "Doctor Who." Features followed, including a notable early role as a beleaguered newlywed alongside former child star Hayley Mills in "The Family Way." Bennett had key roles in a couple of offbeat pictures, the comedic anti-war drama "The Virgin Soldiers" and the darkly comic crime caper "Loot." In the Cold War espionage miniseries based on the John le Carré novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," he filled another important supporting part. One of his most high-profile parts came at the helm of his own long-running series, "Shelley," as the title character, a sardonic, anti-establishment layabout. Bennett later had recurring roles in classic British shows playing a gangland boss on "EastEnders" and a serial-killer suspect on the astoundingly enduring police drama "The Bill."

Highest rated movies

The Family Way
Vatel

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Second Quest Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet One for the Road Richard Stevens (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest Ronno (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lloyd and Hill Dr. Freddie Marks (Character) - 2001
31% 61% Vatel Colbert (Character) $49.5K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Neighbours The Boss (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married 2 Malcolm Reg (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Misery Harbour The Captain (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 47% Mary, Mother of Jesus Herod (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harpur and Iles ACC Desmond Iles (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere Mr. Croup (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 20% Deadly Advice Dr. Crippen (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mind to Kill: Rachel Hardcastle Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Side of Paradise Purvis (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Mind to Kill Dr. Gareth Lewis (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 43% Deadline Mike Jessop (Character) $86.7K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie Allan Blakeston (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Elite Jimmy Fowler (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Artemis 81 Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a 2' 6" Above the Ground World Mick Goonahan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Ban Mick Goonahan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 38% Endless Night Michael (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% Percy Edwin Anthony (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buttercup Chain France (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 35% Loot Dennis (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 43% The Virgin Soldiers Pvt. Brigg (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 66% Twisted Nerve Martin Durnley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Il Marito E Mio E L'Amazzo Quando Mi Pare Leonardo (Character) - 1968
86% 84% The Family Way Arthur Fitton (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clatterford Dr. Mike Vine (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill Peter Baxter (Character) 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere Mr Croup (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelley James Shelley (Character) 1979-1982 1990 1992
100% 100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Ricki Tarr (Character) 1979
68% 77% Doctor Who Rynian (Character) 1965