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David Hemmings is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer British born on 18 november 1941 at Guildford (United-kingdom)

David Hemmings

David Hemmings
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Birth name David Edward Leslie Hemmings
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 18 november 1941 at Guildford (United-kingdom)
Death 3 december 2003 (at 62 years) at Bucharest (Roumanie)

David Edward Leslie Hemmings (18 November 1941 – 3 December 2003) was an English film, theatre and television actor as well as a film and television director and producer. He and his manager created the Hemdale Film Corporation in 1967.

He is noted for his role as the photographer in the drama mystery-thriller film Blowup (1966), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Early in his career, Hemmings was a boy soprano appearing in operatic roles. In his later acting career, he was known for his distinctive eyebrows and gravelly voice.

Biography

He was married four times: to Genista Ouvry (1960–1967), actress Gayle Hunnicutt (1968–1975), Prudence de Casembroot (1976–1997) and Lucy Williams (2002 to his death). Hemmings met Hunnicutt while he was in America promoting Blow-Up, by which time his marriage to Ouvry was over. At their outdoor wedding, Henry Mancini conducted an orchestra and the Mamas and the Papas performed next to a swimming pool filled with doves dyed puce. Of his relationship with Hunnicutt, Hemmings remarked, "We were the poor man's Taylor and Burton". Their marriage ended when Hunnicutt discovered Hemmings' affairs with actress Samantha Eggar, his co-star in The Walking Stick (1970), and his secretary Prudence de Casembroot. During his subsequent marriage to Prudence de Casembroot, Hemmings continued his infidelities with, among others, Tessa Dahl, the daughter of Roald Dahl.

He was an active supporter of Liberal causes, and spoke at a number of meetings on behalf of the Liberal Party.


Death
Hemmings died, at age 62, of a heart attack, in Bucharest, Romania, on the film set of Blessed (working title: Samantha's Child) after playing his scenes for the day.

He was survived by his wife Lucy; a daughter, Deborah, by his marriage to Ouvry; a son, Nolan Hemmings, by his marriage to Hunnicutt; and four children, George, Edward, Charlotte and William, by his marriage to Prudence de Casembroot.

His funeral was held in Calne, Wiltshire, where he had made his home for several years.


Cultural References
In an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman plays a megalomaniac Hollywood producer who maps out an epic movie that would feature "David Hemmings as a hippie Gestapo officer."

Best films

Spy Game (2001)
(Actor)
Camelot (1967)
(Actor)

Usually with

Brian May
Brian May
(5 films)
Graham Stark
Graham Stark
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Hemmings (71 films)

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Actor

Blessed
Blessed (2004)
, 1h38
Directed by Simon Fellows
Origin Roumanie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Heather Graham, James Purefoy, Fionnula Flanagan, David Hemmings, Michael J. Reynolds, Stella Stevens
Roles Earl Sidney
Rating42% 2.109452.109452.109452.109452.10945
The story begins with the Howards, a young, married couple living in New York. Craig (James Purefoy), an unpublished writer, and Samantha (Heather Graham), a school teacher, are desperate to have a baby. Their hopes are dashed when Samantha is diagnosed as infertile and the couple can't afford the medical treatments that might allow her to conceive. Just when it seems their dreams are impossible, the couple are given the opportunity to receive free treatments from a new, and relatively unheard of, fertility clinic. The Spiritus Research Clinic is in Lakeview, a small town two hours away, and they move to the clinic.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Norrington
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films based on science fiction novels, Superhero films, Vampires in film, Steampunk films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West
Roles Nigel
Rating58% 2.9000252.9000252.9000252.9000252.900025
In 1899, men dressed as German soldiers, using a large armored vehicle and wielding machine guns, attacked the Bank of England and stole Leonardo da Vinci’s layouts of Venice’s foundations. Shortly after, led by their leader the “Fantom”, men dressed as British officers, again using highly advanced technology for the time, kidnapped German scientists and destroyed a factory, causing tension between the United Kingdom and Germany, which could lead to an international war. Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman-Hill) of the British Empire ventures to Kenya, visiting a Gentleman's club to recruit world-renowned hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery). Quatermain, retired and mourning the loss of his son after his last adventure, has no interest in serving the British Empire further. After armed men attempt to assassinate Quatermain, he is left with no-other choice but to agree to go with Reed to London and meet with Reed's superior officer to help keep the threat of a war from spilling into Africa.
The Night We Called It a Day, 1h37
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films
Actors Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia DeGeneres, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings
Roles Mickey Rudin
Rating60% 3.001583.001583.001583.001583.00158
In 1974, Rod Blue is a surfer with shoulder-length hair in Sydney, Australia who also stages rock concerts, unsuccessfully most of the time. Needing a big idea, he decides to fly to Los Angeles, make himself more presentable and try to persuade Frank Sinatra to come to Australia to sing.
Equilibrium, 1h47
Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Medical-themed films, Politique, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Political films, Dystopian films, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Proctor
Rating74% 3.7479453.7479453.7479453.7479453.747945
Equilibrium is set in 2072 in Libria, a city state established by the survivors of World War III that devastated the world, where a totalitarian government requires all citizens to take daily injections of "Prozium" to suppress emotion and encourage obedience. All emotionally stimulating material has been banned, and "Sense Offenders" – those who fail to take their Prozium – are put to death, as the government claims that the cause of all wars and violence is emotion. Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council, led by "Father", who is seen only on giant video screens throughout the city. At the pinnacle of Librian law enforcement are the Grammaton Clerics, who are trained in the martial art of gun kata. The Clerics frequently raid the "Nether" region outside the city to search for and destroy illegal materials – art, literature, and music – and execute the people hiding them. A resistance movement, known as the "Underground", emerges with the goal of toppling Father and the Tetragrammaton Council.
Gangs of New York, 2h47
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, La précarité, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Henry Thomas, Jim Broadbent
Roles Mr. Schermerhorn
Rating74% 3.74863.74863.74863.74863.7486
On February 6, 1846, at Paradise Square in Lower Manhattan's Five Points, a territorial battle of hand-to-hand combat between Bill "the Butcher" Cutting's U.S.-born nativist gang, the Natives, and "Priest" Vallon's Irish Catholic immigrant gang, the Dead Rabbits, concludes when Cutting kills Vallon, witnessed by Vallon's young son, Amsterdam. Cutting declares the Dead Rabbits outlawed but orders that Vallon's body be buried with honor. Amsterdam seizes the knife used to kill his father, races off, and buries it along with a medal his father gave him. He is later raised at Hellgate orphanage.
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, 1h36
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Callum Keith Rennie, Jessica Steen, Gary Busey, David Hemmings, Steve Byers
Roles Martin Fox
Rating43% 2.1560352.1560352.1560352.1560352.156035
25 years after the events of the first film, the Charlestown Chiefs are still languishing in Pennsylvania. Sean Linden, a former NHL player whose name has been disgraced for betting on games, has replaced Reggie Dunlop as the main protagonist — initially a player-coach, just like Dunlop, Linden also serves as the team's captain. The Chiefs struggle both on and off the ice, and violence remains their hallmark as Sean does not try to control the fighting trio of the Hanson Brothers.
Spy Game
Spy Game (2001)
, 2h6
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, David Hemmings, Larry Bryggman, Stephen Dillane
Roles Harry Duncan
Rating70% 3.5492253.5492253.5492253.5492253.549225
In 1991, the governments of the U.S. and China are on the verge of a major trade agreement, with the President of the United States due to visit China to seal the deal. The CIA learns that its agent Tom Bishop (Brad Pitt) has been captured trying to free a Briton, Elizabeth Hadley (Catherine McCormack), from a People's Liberation Army prison in Su Chou near Shanghai, China. Bishop is being questioned under torture and will be executed in 24 hours unless the U.S. government claims him. If the CIA claims Bishop as an agent, they risk jeopardizing the trade agreement. Exacerbating Bishop's situation is the fact that he was operating without permission from the Agency.
Last Orders, 1h49
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone
Roles Lenny
Rating69% 3.4967353.4967353.4967353.4967353.496735
The title refers to both a pub landlord's last call and the final wishes of a dying man, in this instance Jack Dodds (Michael Caine), an east London butcher who greatly influenced four men over the course of his flawed but decent lifetime. The quartet gathers to scatter Jack's ashes in Margate, where he had hoped to retire to a small seaside cottage with his wife Amy (Helen Mirren), a dream that never was fulfilled.
Mean Machine, 1h39
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Association football films
Actors David Kelly, Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Jamie Sives, Ralph Brown, Jason Flemyng
Roles Governor
Rating64% 3.2488053.2488053.2488053.2488053.248805
Danny "The Mean Machine" Meehan (Vinnie Jones), a former captain of the England national football team who was banned from football for life for fixing a match between England and Germany (the England Football Team's greatest European rivals), is sentenced to three years in Longmarsh prison for assaulting two police officers after a long drinking session and driving recklessly to a local bar.
Gladiator
Gladiator (2000)
, 2h35
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films
Actors Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi
Roles Cassius
Rating81% 4.0706054.0706054.0706054.0706054.070605
In AD 180, Spanish-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius leads the Roman army to a decisive victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona, ending a long war on the Roman frontier and winning the favor of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus, weary of battle, decides to retire at his Spanish farm estate at the Emperor's behest, but the Emperor tells him that his son and heir to the throne, Commodus, is unfit to rule and thus appoints him as regent to help save Rome from corruption. Before he makes his decision, Commodus is confronted by his father who tells him that he will not be emperor. Burdened by grief and believing he was never valued by his father, Commodus kills him.
The Rainbow, 1h53
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sammi Davis, Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Christopher Gable, David Hemmings, Glenda Jackson
Roles Uncle Henry
Rating64% 3.2483153.2483153.2483153.2483153.248315
Set during the final years of England's Victorian era, Ursula Brangwen is one of several children of wealthy Derbyshire farmer Will Brangwen and his wife Anna. Ursula, since age 3, has a fascination with rainbows and after one rainstorm, she runs off with a suitcase hoping to look for a pot of gold at the end of it. Will tries to ease her fascination by giving her coloring books of rainbows and making her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with several spreads of different flavored jelly resembling a rainbow.
Man, Woman and Child, 1h39
Directed by Dick Richards
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Martin Sheen, Blythe Danner, Craig T. Nelson, Billy Jayne, David Hemmings, Nathalie Nell
Roles Gavin Wilson
Rating62% 3.1021753.1021753.1021753.1021753.102175
This script must be run from the command line
Swan Lake
Swan Lake (1981)
, 1h15
Directed by Kimio Yabuki
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance
Actors Christopher Atkins, Keiko Takeshita, Pam Dawber, Yōko Asagami, Kay Lenz, Fuyumi Shiraishi
Roles Rothbart (voice)
Rating78% 3.9275053.9275053.9275053.9275053.927505
The hero, Prince Siegfried, is out riding one day with his friends when he sees a swan with a crown on its head swimming on a lake. One of his friends, Adolf, tries to shoot the swan, but just before his arrow flies, Adolf is turned to stone. Siegfried's other friend accuses the swan of practicing witchcraft, neither of them pondering the presence of a owl just behind them. Siegfried is unable to stop thinking about the swan, and decides to follow it as it swims away from its spot on the lake. Siegfried soon finds himself at a castle.
Prisoners
Prisoners (1981)
, 1h35
Directed by Peter Werner
Actors Tatum O'Neal, Colin Friels, Shirley Knight, Robert Jayne, Bruno Lawrence, David Hemmings
Roles Wilkens
Rating54% 2.7011652.7011652.7011652.7011652.701165
An American moves his family to New Zealand where he takes charge of a prison in Wellington. His young daughter begins to have a love affair with one of the prisoners in his charge.