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Nigel Davenport is a Actor British born on 23 may 1928 at Cambridge (United-kingdom)

Nigel Davenport

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Birth name Arthur Nigel Davenport
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 23 may 1928 at Cambridge (United-kingdom)
Death 25 october 2013 (at 85 years) at England (United-kingdom)

Arthur Nigel Davenport (23 May 1928 – 25 October 2013) was an English stage, television and film actor.


Davenport was married twice, first to Helena Margaret White whom he met while he was studying at Oxford University. They married in 1951 and had a daughter, Laura and a son, Hugo. His second wife was actress Maria Aitken with whom he had a second son, Jack, also an actor, best known for co-starring in Pirates of the Caribbean. According to Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Jack was cast as the James Norrington character, partly because of Nigel's involvement in A High Wind in Jamaica.

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Filmography of Nigel Davenport (49 films)

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Shanghai Knights, 1h50
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films
Actors Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Donnie Yen, Aidan Gillen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alison King
Rating61% 3.099213.099213.099213.099213.09921
In 1887, Chon Lin (Fann Wong) is drinking tea with her father (Kim Chan), the Keeper of the Imperial Seal of China, in the Forbidden City. She tells him her brother, Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), is doing well as a sheriff in Carson City, Nevada, United States, but her father replies that her brother is dead to him. At that moment, Lord Nelson Rathbone (Aidan Gillen), leads a band of Boxers into the city, who attack the Keeper.
David Copperfield, 3h
Directed by Peter Medak
Actors Hugh Dancy, Sally Field, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews, Edward Hardwicke
Roles Dan Peggotty
Rating72% 3.6356053.6356053.6356053.6356053.635605
David Copperfield, orphelin de père, est confronté à une dure réalité avec l'arrivée de Murdstone, le fiancé de sa mère, un homme opportuniste et calculateur. Envoyé chez un négociant de vin à Londres, David doit surpasser ses limites et apprendre les cruelles lois de la vie. Pour échapper à cet enfer, le petit garçon quitte la capitale et commence une nouvelle vie pleine de danger et d'amitié.
The Treasure Seekers
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Camilla Power, Felicity Jones, Donald Sinden, Janet Henfrey, Patsy Byrne, John Sessions
Roles Lord Blackstock
Rating63% 3.196483.196483.196483.196483.19648
Cinq enfants à l'imagination débordante tentent par tous les moyens de rétablir la fortune familiale. Persuadés que leur demeure recèle de trésors cachés, ils partent en quête d'une richesse aussi vaste que leurs rêves fantaisistes. Faisant face à la réalité du monde des adultes, ces enfants découvriront bien vite que leur quête elle-même constitue ce trésor perdu : le Rêve de l'enfance !
Without a Clue, 1h47
Directed by Thom Eberhardt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films, Faux-monnayeur
Actors Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony, Paul Freeman, Nigel Davenport
Roles Lord Smithwick
Rating69% 3.4965553.4965553.4965553.4965553.496555
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Dr. John Watson (Ben Kingsley) as the central character in a series of short stories published in Strand Magazine. Watson uses the character to enable him to solve crimes incognito, so as not to disrupt his career as a doctor during a period when he was applying for a post at an exclusive hospital, one in which the senior staff would frown on Watson's "hobby". Although he does not secure the job, Watson decides to satisfy public demand to see Holmes in person by hiring unemployed actor Reginald Kincaid (Michael Caine) to play the part of the fictional detective.
Caravaggio (1986)
, 1h33
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Peinture, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane, Jack Birkett, Nigel Davenport
Roles Giustiniani
Rating65% 3.2987153.2987153.2987153.2987153.298715
Told in a segmented fashion, the film opens as Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) dies from lead poisoning while in exile, with only his long-time deaf-dumb companion Jerusaleme (Spencer Leigh) (who was given by his family to the artist as a boy) by his side. Caravaggio thinks back to his life as a teenage street ruffian (Dexter Fletcher) who hustles and paints. While taken ill and in the care of priests, young Caravaggio catches the eye of Cardinal Del Monte (Michael Gough). Del Monte nurtures Caravaggio's artistic and intellectual development but also appears to molest him.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, 2h10
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Christophe Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Cheryl Campbell, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, Nigel Davenport
Roles Major Jack Downing
Rating63% 3.1990753.1990753.1990753.1990753.199075
John, Lord Clayton (Paul Geoffrey), the heir to The 6th Earl of Greystoke, and his wife Alice (Cheryl Campbell) set sail and are quickly shipwrecked on the African coast. After John (or 'Jack') builds a home in the trees, Alice gives birth to a son. Soon after, Alice grows delirious and dies. When Lord Clayton finds her recently dead, the tree house is visited by curious gorillas, and John is killed by one of the apes. The female of the group, Kala, carries her dead infant, but upon hearing the cries of the infant human in his crib, she adopts the boy and raises him among the family of Mangani. The little human child thus grows up naked, wild, and free.
A Christmas Carol, 1h40
Directed by Clive Donner
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, David Warner, Susannah York, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward
Roles Silas Scrooge
Rating77% 3.8943953.8943953.8943953.8943953.894395
The film opens with a funeral procession, presumably that of Jacob Marley, as his death is mentioned by the narrator (Roger Rees). The scene then changes to seven years later, on Christmas Eve in 1843 within the business establishment of Scrooge and Marley. Bob Cratchit (David Warner), a clerk employed by Scrooge, comments that Marley has been dead for seven years, but is gruffly ordered to return to work by Marley's surviving partner, Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott). Bob then attempts to add some coal to an almost nonexistent fire, but is stopped by Scrooge, who gives him a curt and cutting lecture on clothing as protection against the cold, and that "coal burns; coal is fleeting, and coal is costly". Scrooge then declares that there will be no more coal burned in the office that day, and orders Cratchit to return to work lest he be fired.
Chariots of Fire, 1h59
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, Athletics films, Films about the Olympic Games, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films
Actors Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Ian Holm
Roles Lord Birkenhead
Rating71% 3.598383.598383.598383.598383.59838
In 1919, Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) enters the University of Cambridge, where he experiences anti-Semitism from the staff, but enjoys participating in the Gilbert and Sullivan club. He becomes the first person to ever complete the Trinity Great Court Run – running around the college courtyard in the time it takes for the clock to strike 12. Abrahams achieves an undefeated string of victories in various national running competitions. Although focused on his running, he falls in love with a leading Gilbert and Sullivan soprano, Sybil (Alice Krige).
Nighthawks (1981)
, 1h33
Directed by Gary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport
Roles Peter Hartman
Rating63% 3.199293.199293.199293.199293.19929
Three armed assailants mug a woman who turns out to be NYPD Detective Sergeant Deke DaSilva in drag. His partner, Detective Sergeant Matthew Fox, immobilizes two of the suspects as Deke chases the third upstairs to the subway station platform, taunts him, and incapacitates him with a scarf. On the same day in London, terrorist Heymar Reinhardt, alias Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) bombs a department store. Meanwhile, back in New York City, DaSilva and Fox serve a high-risk warrant in the Bronx. They raid a known drug distribution spot, where they discover corrupt police officers among the dealers. After the arrest, DaSilva meets his estranged wife, Irene, and professes his love for her. Irene initially rebuffs DaSilva's advances but eventually renews their relationship.
Cry of the Innocent
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Rod Taylor, Joanna Pettet, Nigel Davenport, Walter Gotell, Cyril Cusack, Jim Norton
Roles Tom Moloney
Rating52% 2.6356952.6356952.6356952.6356952.635695
An American insurance executive seeks vengeance for the death of his wife and child in Ireland.
The London Connection, 1h40
Directed by Robert Clouse
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Jeffrey Byron, Larry Cedar, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague, Mona Washbourne, David Kossoff
Roles Arthur Minton
Rating66% 3.318033.318033.318033.318033.31803
The description on the back of the Disney home video release reads: "An exciting adventure begins for a young American government agent after he witnesses the kidnapping of a noted European scientist in London. The only item left behind in this startling incident is a gold ring, inscribed with an address that leads the youth into a massive conspiracy of international proportions. A baffling series of clues and a high-speed boat chase in the Port of London add up to a superlative Disney mystery thriller!"
Zulu Dawn
Zulu Dawn (1979)
, 1h53
Directed by Douglas Hickox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Peter O'Toole, Burt Lancaster, Nigel Davenport, John Mills, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott
Roles Col. Hamilton-Brown
Rating66% 3.345673.345673.345673.345673.34567
The film is set in British South Africa, in the province of Natal, in January 1879. The first act of the film revolves around the administrators and officials of Cape Colony, notably the supremely arrogant Lord Chelmsford and the scheming Sir Henry Bartle Frere, who both wish to crush the neighbouring Zulu Empire, which is perceived as a threat to Cape Colony's emerging industrial economy. Bartle Frere issues an impossible ultimatum to the Zulu king, Cetshwayo, demanding that he dissolve the Zulu Empire. Cetshwayo refuses, providing Cape Colony with a pretext to invade Zululand. Despite objections from leading members of Cape Colony's high society and from Great Britain itself, Bartle Frere authorises Lord Chelmsford to lead a British invasion force into Zululand.