Hywel Bennett

Hywel Bennett

Highest Rated: 86% The Family Way (1966)

Lowest Rated: 31% Vatel (2000)

Birthday: Apr 8, 1944

Birthplace: Not Available

Yes, it's true that Welsh actor Hywel Bennett, a bonafide male, made his London stage debut as Ophelia in Hamlet. It's important to note, however, that the production was staged by the Youth Theatre, that it was traditional for men to play female roles in Shakespeare's time, and that, at 15, Bennett's voice hadn't broken yet. Thereafter, he trafficked in "angry young men" parts on stage, and as crafty characters posing as naifs in films. One of his most famous film roles was his first--in 1966's The Family Way, he played the briefly impotent husband of Hayley Mills. He went on to star in the anti-war The Virgin Soldiers (1970) and Percy (1973), in which he played the first recipient of a penis transplant. On British television, Bennett was seen in such weeklies as Where the Buffalo Roams (1967) and Shelley (1985). Incidentally, Hywel Bennett finally got to play the male lead in Hamlet in a 1974 South African production.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet One for the Road Richard Stevens 2002
31% Vatel Colbert 2000
No Score Yet Mary, Mother of Jesus Herod 1999
No Score Yet Misery Harbour Captain 1999
No Score Yet Nasty Neighbours Boss 1999
No Score Yet Deadly Advice Dr. Crippen 1993
No Score Yet Mind to Kill Actor 1991
No Score Yet Witness in the War Zone Mike Jessop 1987
No Score Yet Murder Elite Actor 1986
No Score Yet Artemis 81 Actor 1981
No Score Yet Pennies From Heaven Actor 1978
No Score Yet Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Mouse 1972
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Endless Night Actor 1972
No Score Yet Percy Edwin Anthony 1971
No Score Yet Endless Night Michael 1971
No Score Yet Loot Dennis 1970
No Score Yet The Buttercup Chain Franz 1970
No Score Yet The Virgin Soldiers Pvt. Brigg 1969
No Score Yet Twisted Nerve Martin Durnley 1969
86% The Family Way Arthur Fitton 1966


No Score Yet Neverwhere
Mr. Croup 1996
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
Grant 1986
No Score Yet Mystery!
Dr. Edmund Bickleigh Dr. Bickleigh 1981
68% Doctor Who
100% Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Ricki Tarr


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