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John Castle is a Actor British born on 14 january 1940 at Croydon (United-kingdom)

John Castle

John Castle
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 january 1940 (79 years) at Croydon (United-kingdom)

John Castle (born 14 January 1940) is an English actor. Castle has acted in theatre, film and television. He is known for his role as Agrippa Postumus in the BBC television adaptation of I, Claudius (1976) and for playing Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, in the film The Lion in Winter (1968). He also played Dr Carrasco as well as the prisoner called "The Duke" in the film Man of La Mancha (1972), and the villainous Paul McDagget in RoboCop 3 (1993).

Biography

Castle is married to the writer Maggie Wadey. In a biographical essay for Who's Who in the Theatre in 1981 he listed his favourite parts as Luther, Hamlet and O'Riordan.

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The Lion in Winter (1968)
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Filmography of John Castle (25 films)

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Gods and Generals, 3h34
Directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Jeremy London
Roles Old Penn
Rating63% 3.1987853.1987853.1987853.1987853.198785
The film centers on the life of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, the God-fearing and militarily brilliant yet eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson, while on a night ride with his staff to plan the next day's battle, is accidentally shot by his own soldiers in May 1863 while commanding at the Battle of Chancellorsville. It also follows Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Winfield Scott Hancock. Chamberlain is a Maine college professor who is appointed a Lieutenant Colonel and becomes second-in-command of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The film prominently features the Battles of Bull Run (1st Manassas), Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. The film's original running time clocked in at nearly 6 hours (much like the original running time of Gettysburg). The longer version featured the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) as well as an entire plot following the American actor and future assassin John Wilkes Booth and his colleague Henry Harrison (from Gettysburg).
Lord Edgware dies, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran, John Castle, Christopher Guard, Dominic Guard
Roles Lord Edgware
Rating78% 3.932353.932353.932353.932353.93235
Dans un cabaret, Poirot et Hastings assistent au spectacle donné par l'imitatrice Carlotta Adams. Poirot y fait la rencontre de la fameuse actrice Jane Wilkinson. Il accepte de rendre visite à son mari, Lord Edgware, afin de le prier de reconsidérer au plus vite la question du divorce. À sa grande surprise, Poirot apprend de la bouche de Lord Edgware que celui-ci a déjà consenti à accorder le divorce à sa femme, et de plus, qu'il lui a déjà envoyé il y a quelque temps une lettre lui faisant part de sa décision. Plus tard, l'inspecteur Japp de Scotland Yard apprend à Poirot que Lord Edgware a été assassiné et que les soupçons se portent sur sa femme. En effet la domestique d'Edgware jure avoir vu cette femme au moment du crime. Mais Jane Wilkinson participait à ce moment-là à une soirée donnée par Sir Montague Corner. Poirot commence son enquête et découvre que Lady Edgware n'est pas la seule à avoir un mobile.
Merisairas
Merisairas (1996)

Directed by Veikko Aaltonen
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Bob Peck, Katrin Cartlidge, John Castle, Peter Firth, Sheila Gish, John Bardon
Roles Chief Engineer Josif Mantz
Rating53% 2.67442.67442.67442.67442.6744
RoboCop 3
RoboCop 3 (1993)
, 1h57
Directed by Fred Dekker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Films set in the future, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Robert John Burke, Lee Arenberg, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy
Roles Paul McDaggett
Rating40% 2.0033752.0033752.0033752.0033752.003375
After Robocop 2, Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of failed business plans and drop of stocks, and are now struggling with their plans to create the new Delta City. To speed up the process, OCP creates an armed force called the Urban Rehabilitators, nick-named "Rehabs," under the command of Paul McDaggett (John Castle). Ostensibly its purpose is to combat rising crime in Old Detroit, augmenting the ranks of the Detroit Police Department in apprehending violent criminals. In reality, it has been set up to forcibly relocate the residents of Cadillac Heights. Nikko, a Japanese-American computer whiz kid, loses her parents in the process.
Sparrow
Sparrow (1993)
, 1h46
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Angela Bettis, Johnathon Schaech, Vanessa Redgrave, Valentina Cortese, Frank Finlay, Sinéad Cusack
Roles Giuseppe
Rating71% 3.58443.58443.58443.58443.5844
Maria est une jeune étudiante d'un couvent qui attend de devenir religieuse. En été, elle est renvoyée à la maison par sa famille parce qu'une épidémie de choléra a éclaté. Au cours de cette période, elle rencontre un jeune étudiant nommé Nino qui vit dans la même région et dont elle tombe amoureuse dès le premier regard. Le jeune homme semble également s'intéresser à elle: il l'invite à danser lors d'une fête et la courtise à d'autres occasions. Maria est indécise : elle aimerait être avec Nino, mais en même temps elle pense que son destin est de devenir religieuse. Un jour, Nino lui déclare son amour et lui demande de quitter le couvent : cela accentue le tourment de Marie, partagé entre le sentiment de l'amour et son devoir envers Dieu. Après avoir refusé Nino, elle retourne au couvent. Ici, contrairement à ses attentes, son tourment ne se calme pas et, au contraire, lui fait comprendre qu'elle aime Nino et qu'elle n'a pas pris la bonne décision. Marie pense aux moments passés avec Nino et se confesse à Soeur Agatha, une religieuse prétendument folle qui en fait elle aussi tourmentée par un sentiment d'amour pour un homme connu plusieurs années auparavant. Elle est devenue une religieuse par erreur. Au cours d'une confession à l'église, Maria voit une cérémonie de mariage et voit que le marié est Nino tandis que la mariée est la sœur de Maria, Giuditta. Maria tombe dans la dépression. Un soir, elle quitte le couvent et décide de courir vers Nino après avoir appris de son père qu'ils sont allés vivre dans la ville et que la maison est face à l'église. Maria est accueillie à la maison par Nino et Judith, mais elle comprend que maintenant il n'y a plus rien à faire et espère revenir Nino est parti parce que Judith attend un enfant. Désespérée, Maria révèle au garçon qu'elle a toujours été amoureuse de lui. Nino explique à Maria qu'elle a eu l'occasion et surtout le moment d'être avec lui, mais refuse; Nino a donc beaucoup souffert et a dû essayer d'oublier Maria. A la fin, les deux jeunes hommes s'embrassent et Maria retourne au couvent, résignée à ce qui s'est passé et devient religieuse, servant Dieu et l'Église pour toujours.
The Crucifer of Blood, 1h39
Directed by Fraser Clarke Heston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson, Susannah Harker, Edward Fox, John Castle, Simon Callow
Roles Neville St. Claire
Rating57% 2.8632.8632.8632.8632.863
En 1887, par une nuit brumeuse à Londres, la belle Irene St Claire sollicite Sherlock Holmes et son collègue le Dr Watson. Elle demande de l'aide pour retrouver son père, qui aurait décidé de disparaître à la suite d'une mystérieuse révélation qui lui avait fait craindre pour sa vie...
Dealers
Dealers (1989)
, 1h27
Directed by Colin Bucksey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Paul McGann, Rebecca De Mornay, Derrick O'Connor, John Castle, Paul Guilfoyle, Adrian Dunbar
Roles Frank Mallory
Rating56% 2.8128052.8128052.8128052.8128052.812805
Based at the London branch of Whitney Paine, a fictional American investment bank; possibly a play on the names of Paine Webber and Dean Witter.
King David
King David (1985)
, 1h54
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Horror, Peplum
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Richard Gere, Edward Woodward, Alice Krige, George Eastman, Jack Klaff, Cherie Lunghi
Roles Abner
Rating52% 2.604972.604972.604972.604972.60497
The film follows the life of David, drawing mainly from biblical accounts, like I and II Samuel, I Chronicles, and the Psalms of David.
Kim
Kim (1984)

Directed by John Howard Davies
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Spy films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Florence Ezekiel Nadira, Julian Glover, Lee Montague
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating62% 3.101563.101563.101563.101563.10156
Kim (Ravi Sheth) is a 13-year-old street orphan in Lahore of the 19th century (1894). Kim thinks he is native, but he's actually of British origin, the son of an Irish soldier and an unknown mother (unlike the novel on which it is based, Kim's mother is not portrayed as Irish, but it is made clear that Kim is white). Kim is hired as a guide by a travelling Tibetan lama (Peter O'Toole) on a search for a river where Budda hurled an arrow, turning it into a place of redemption. When he finds his father's regiment and the British military discover his origins and his real name, Kimball O'Hara, he's placed in an English college. His nature, however, is opposed to the regimentation expected for the son of a British soldier, and he rebels. His familiarity with Indian life and his ability to pass as an Indian child allows him to function as a spy for the British as they attempt to thwart revolution and invasion of India. Rejoining his holy man, Kim is trained by an Englishman called Babu (John Rhys Davies) to become a British spy and receives orders from a British Colonel (Julian Glover) who assigns him a risky mission in the Big Game, the behind-the-scenes struggle between Imperial Britain and Russia for supremacy in Afghanistan and Central Asia. He also befriends an astute Afghan horse-dealer named Mahbub Ali (Bryan Brown), a British Secret Service agent, who helps him with his task.
Eagle's Wing, 1h51
Directed by Anthony Harvey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran, John Castle, Caroline Langrishe
Roles The Priest
Rating59% 2.9527552.9527552.9527552.9527552.952755
The story has three plot strands that run concurrently through the film: a stagecoach carrying a rich widow home to her family's hacienda, a war party of Indians returning to their village, and two fur traders waiting to meet a different group of Indians with whom they trade. The war party attacks the other Indians and kills their leader, who owns a magnificent white stallion. White Bull (Waterston) attempts to capture the horse, but it is too quick and makes off carrying the dead chief. Pike (Sheen) and Henry (Keitel) wait in vain for the traders and are then attacked themselves by the war party. Henry is killed, the Indians take the trader's horses, and Pike is left alone with only a mule.
Eliza Fraser, 2h10
Directed by Tim Burstall
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Susannah York, Trevor Howard, John Castle, John Waters, Abigail, Gerard Kennedy
Roles Captain Rory McBride
Rating60% 3.0108853.0108853.0108853.0108853.010885
In 1836, Captain James Fraser, and his young wife, Eliza Fraser, sail from Sydney on the Stirling Castle. Captain Rory McBryde, the most notorious rake in New South Wales, manages to get on board and tries to seduce Eliza. Captain Fraser stops off at the penal colony of Moreton Bay which is run by Captain Fyans, who tries to seduce convict Bracefell. Bracefell escapes and hides in Eliza's room; Eliza sleeps with him, thinking he is McBryde, but is not unhappy when she sees who it is. She helps Bracefell escape.