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David Haig is a Actor and Writer British born on 20 september 1955 at Aldershot (United-kingdom)

David Haig

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Birth name David Haig Collum Ward
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 september 1955 (68 years) at Aldershot (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

David Haig Collum Ward, MBE (born 20 September 1955) is an Olivier Award-winning English actor and FIPA Award-winning writer. He is known for his versatility, having played dramatic, serio-comic and comedic roles, playing characters of varied social classes. He has appeared in top roles in stage productions all over the West End and has done numerous TV and film roles over the past 25 years.

Biography

Haig was born in Aldershot in Hampshire to Francis W. and Shirley R. C. (née Brooks) Ward, an army officer, later director of the Hayward Gallery and opera singer, respectively, and educated at Rugby School. He currently lives in South London. He is father to five children with his wife, Julia Jane Ramsay Gray (who acts as Jane Galloway) and is a patron of SANDS, a charity which deals with stillbirth and neonatal death.

Haig was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

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Filmography of David Haig (14 films)

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Actor

Downton Abbey, 2h2
Directed by Michael Engler
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Laura Carmichael
Roles Mr Wilson
Rating73% 3.6975653.6975653.6975653.6975653.697565
1927. Depuis le mariage d'Edith, devenue marquise d'Hexham, bien des choses ont changé à Downton Abbey. Alors que le comte de Grantham et son épouse ont dû réduire le nombre des domestiques et que Lady Mary se demande s'il est possible de conserver château, domaine et train de vie, toute la maisonnée apprend l'arrivée du roi George V et de la reine Mary . Le grand chambellan du roi chamboule les lieux en amenant les domestiques du palais de Buckingham et un grand chef cuisinier. Anna décide de se rebeller avec l'ensemble des domestiques mis de côté, et Lady Mary fait appel à Carson, l'ancien majordome. Lady Violet, quant à elle, tente de sauver un héritage au profit de son fils, et découvrira un secret de famille. De son côté, Tom retrouve enfin l'amour après toutes ces années de veuvage, empêche un divorce royal, et... sauve la vie du roi.
Florence Foster Jenkins, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda, Josh O'Connor
Roles Carlo Edwards
Rating67% 3.3982853.3982853.3982853.3982853.398285
Florence Foster Jenkins, une riche héritière new-yorkaise et membre de la haute société, a une grande passion pour le chant. Bien que chantant faux, elle aspire à devenir une grande chanteuse d'opéra. Avec l'aide de son mari, St. Clair Beyfield, et du pianiste Cosmé McMoon, elle réalisera son rêve malgré son manque de talent.
Mo
Mo (2010)

Directed by Philip Martin
Genres Drama
Actors Julie Walters, David Haig, Adrian Dunbar, Gary Lewis, Tony Maudsley, Lucy Boynton
Roles Jon Norton
Rating77% 3.8607853.8607853.8607853.8607853.860785
Mo stars Julie Walters as Mo Mowlam, the controversial but popular Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Dustbin Baby, 1h28
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism, Children's films
Actors Dakota Blue Richards, Juliet Stevenson, David Haig, Saffron Coomber, Di Botcher, Lucy Hutchinson
Roles Elliot
Rating70% 3.535033.535033.535033.535033.53503
On April's fourteenth birthday, Marion, her adoptive mother, gives her earrings, not the mobile phone she wanted. They argue, and April leaves for school. After lying to her friends, claiming she has a phone and is going to the dentist's, April chooses to play truant. While at work at a stately home, Marion hears that April has not arrived at school. She talks to her friend and colleague Elliot, who unsuccessfully tries to dissuade her from leaving. April visits the home of Pat Williams, who cared for her as a baby. Pat remembers April and gives her a newspaper cutting telling the story of her discovery as a baby in a dustbin behind a pizza parlour. In a flashback, a young April is seen living with Janet and Daniel Johnson. The Johnsons' relationship is an abusive one, leading to Janet's suicide. Meanwhile, Marion goes to April's school, where she talks to April's friends, and realises that they were lied to. April then leaves Pat's home, and travels alone to Janet's grave. Marion continues to search, and, in a shopping centre, meets Elliot, who has joined her. April then visits the now abandoned Sunnyholme Children's Home, where she lived when she was younger. In a flashback, an eight-year old April lives at the Sunnyholme. Cared for by a woman named Mo, April befriends an older girl called Gina and is introduced to Pearl, a girl of her age. Pearl behaves in front of Mo, but actually bullies April. Gina wakes April one night to involve her in a burglary, and, later, Pearl attacks April, holding her head under water, and then tears up April's beloved paper dolls. April confronts Pearl, who she pushes down a flight of stairs, and is reprimanded by Mo. A voice-over from 14-year-old April says Gina was then "moved on", and, eventually, April is also moved on.
My Boy Jack, 1h33
Directed by Brian Kirk
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Carey Mulligan, Julian Wadham, Martin McCann
Roles Rudyard Kipling
Rating70% 3.5450353.5450353.5450353.5450353.545035
As the Great War (World War I) begins, 17-year-old Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe), the only son of the famous English writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, declares his intention to join the Royal Navy to fight against the Germans. The elder Kipling (Haig), who encourages him in his ambition, arranges several appointments for him to enlist in both the Army and Navy. However, Jack's poor eyesight prevents him from passing the medical examinations, both he and his father are devastated. However, Rudyard uses his influence with the military establishment to eventually secure Jack an officer's commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Irish Guards. Both Jack's mother Carrie (Cattrall) and his sister Elsie (Carey Mulligan) disapprove of this post, as they do not wish for him to be deployed to the front line.
Two Weeks Notice, 1h37
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock, Alicia Witt, Heather Burns, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein
Roles Howard Wade
Rating61% 3.0522953.0522953.0522953.0522953.052295
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an arrogant billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything and knows almost nothing. Lucy's hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George's world-weary recklessness and greed.
Ivor the Invisible, 22minutes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Archie Panjabi, David Haig, Adrienne Posta
Roles Park Keeper (voice)
Rating61% 3.086323.086323.086323.086323.08632
One morning, a schoolboy named John awakes to find an invisible giant sitting at the foot of his bed. John names him Ivor and soon the giant is playing tricks around the house: squirting John's father with a garden hose, disturbing the laundry hanging on the clothesline, and stealing food. Ivor can create music, and later he gives John an invisible seesaw ride in the park.
Station Jim, 1h30
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors George Cole, Charlie Creed-Miles, John Thomson, Laura Fraser, Celia Imrie, Frank Finlay
Roles Riorden Jnr
Rating69% 3.4792653.4792653.4792653.4792653.479265
Un jeune homme tente de sauver, avec l'aide de son chien et de sa fiancée, l'orphelinat où il a grandi.
Timequest
Timequest (2000)
, 1h35
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Time travel films, Alternate history films
Actors Victor Slezak, Caprice Benedetti, Bruce Campbell, Barry Corbin, Larry Drake, David Haig
Roles Clint Hill
Rating53% 2.6538452.6538452.6538452.6538452.653845
Timequest explores the science fiction theme of altering the present day by traveling back in time and tampering with past events. In this particular film, on the morning of November 22, 1963, a elderly man (Ralph Waite) who wears spacesuit-type clothing materializes in the hotel suite occupied by Jackie Kennedy (Caprice Benedetti). The Time Traveler shows Jackie future television footage of the assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy (Victor Slezak). Shortly thereafter, the Time Traveler speaks to the president and to the cynical Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Vince Grant), giving them details of their respective assassinations (as it takes the Time Traveler quite a bit to convince Robert Kennedy that he is who he says he is as Kennedy attempts to debunk the Time Traveler's story) and of the public revelations of JFK's sex scandals. The Time Traveler, knowing Bobby's ways, won't state his name or his birthplace, but does mention that he was born on this day. The Time Traveler asks Jackie to dance with him; she does (the Time Traveler is obsessed with Jackie Kennedy).
Four Weddings and a Funeral, 1h57
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, LGBT-related films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation, Films about marriage, LGBT-related film
Actors Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas
Roles Bernard the Groom - Wedding Two
Rating70% 3.547373.547373.547373.547373.54737
The film follows the adventures of a group of friends through the eyes of Charles (Hugh Grant), a good-natured but socially awkward Briton, who is smitten with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), an American whom Charles repeatedly meets at four weddings and at a funeral.
Morons from Outer Space, 1h31
Directed by Mike Hodges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Jimmy Nail, James Sikking, Mark Lewis Jones, André Maranne
Roles Palatial House Flunkey
Rating45% 2.2573152.2573152.2573152.2573152.257315
The story begins on a small spaceship docking with a refueling station. On board are a group of four aliens, Bernard, Sandra, Desmond, and Julian. During a particularly tedious period of their stay at the station, the other three begin playing with the ship’s controls while Bernard is outside playing spaceball. They accidentally disconnect his part of the ship, leaving him stranded while they crash into a large blue planet close by (Earth).

Scriptwriter

My Boy Jack, 1h33
Directed by Brian Kirk
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Carey Mulligan, Julian Wadham, Martin McCann
Roles Writer
Rating70% 3.5450353.5450353.5450353.5450353.545035
As the Great War (World War I) begins, 17-year-old Jack Kipling (Daniel Radcliffe), the only son of the famous English writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, declares his intention to join the Royal Navy to fight against the Germans. The elder Kipling (Haig), who encourages him in his ambition, arranges several appointments for him to enlist in both the Army and Navy. However, Jack's poor eyesight prevents him from passing the medical examinations, both he and his father are devastated. However, Rudyard uses his influence with the military establishment to eventually secure Jack an officer's commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Irish Guards. Both Jack's mother Carrie (Cattrall) and his sister Elsie (Carey Mulligan) disapprove of this post, as they do not wish for him to be deployed to the front line.