Nigel Davenport

Nigel Davenport

Highest Rated: 96% Peeping Tom (1960)

Lowest Rated: 33% Sebastian (1969)

Birthday: May 23, 1928

Birthplace: Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

A character player even in youth, British actor Nigel Davenport spent nearly fifty years in briskly businesslike stage, screen and TV roles. He made his film debut as the police sergeant in Michael Powell's notorious Peeping Tom (1959). Among his many colorful screen characterizations were the Duke of Norfolk in A Man For All Seasons (1966), Bothwell in Mary Queen of Scots (1971), Van Helsing in the 1973 Frank Langella version of Dracula and Lord Birkenbed in the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire. Nigel Davenport's TV credits include the miniseries Prince Regent (1979, as King George III), and Masada (1981). Towards the end of his career, he made appearances in popular British TV series such as Keeping Up Appearances and Midsomer Murders, and played Dan Peggotty in a TV movie version of David Copperfield (2000). Davenport died in 2013 at age 85.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Charley One-Eye Actor 2013
No Score Yet Yapian zhanzheng (The Opium War) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Caravaggio Marchese Giustiniani 2007
No Score Yet The Treasure Seekers Actor 1996
No Score Yet Born Free: A New Adventure George Adamson 1996
60% Without a Clue Lord Smithwick 1988
78% Caravaggio Actor 1986
No Score Yet Death by Prescription Actor 1986
No Score Yet Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy Actor 1985
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Silas 1984
71% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Downing 1984
No Score Yet The Biko Inquest Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Upper Crust Journalist Pigel 1982
84% Chariots of Fire Lord Birkenhead 1981
70% Nighthawks Peter Hartman 1981
No Score Yet Cry of the Innocent Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd Actor 1980
57% Zulu Dawn Col. Hamilton-Brown 1979
No Score Yet Soul Patrol Lt. Ben Deel 1978
56% The Island of Dr. Moreau Montgomery 1977
No Score Yet Stand Up Virgin Soldiers Sgt. Driscoll 1977
56% Phase IV Dr. Ernest D. Hubbs 1974
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet La Regenta Alvaro Mesia 1974
No Score Yet The Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Henry Wotton 1973
No Score Yet Charley-One-Eye The Bounty Hunter 1973
60% Dracula Doctor Van Helsing 1973
No Score Yet Mary, Queen of Scots Lord Bothwell 1972
No Score Yet Living Free George Adamson 1972
No Score Yet Black Trash Actor 1972
No Score Yet Villain Bob Matthews 1971
No Score Yet The Last Valley Gruber 1971
No Score Yet No Blade of Grass John Custance 1970
No Score Yet The Mind of Mr. Soames Dr. Maitland 1970
No Score Yet The Virgin Soldiers Sgt. Driscoll 1969
43% Sinful Davey Constable 1969
No Score Yet Royal Hunt of the Sun Hernando de Soto 1969
33% Sebastian Phillips 1969
No Score Yet Play Dirty Cyril Leech Director 1969
83% A Man for All Seasons Norfolk 1966
No Score Yet Where the Spies Are Parkington 1965
No Score Yet Sands of the Kalahari Sturdevant 1965
No Score Yet Life at the Top Mottram 1965
No Score Yet The Third Secret Lew Harding 1964
No Score Yet A High Wind in Jamaica Frederick Thornton 1964
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Leonard 1963
No Score Yet Lunch Hour Manager 1961
96% Peeping Tom Sgt. Miller 1960
92% Look Back in Anger 1st Commercial Traveller 1958


No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
Lord Barnes Maj. Robertson 1966
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
William Smithers


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