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Nigel Havers is a Actor British born on 6 november 1951 at London (United-kingdom)

Nigel Havers

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Birth name Nigel Allan Havers
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 november 1951 (72 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Nigel Allan Havers (born 6 November 1951) is an English actor. He played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, earning a BAFTA nomination for the role, and Dr Tom Latimer in the British TV comedy series Don't Wait Up. He portrayed the role of Lewis Archer in Coronation Street from 2009 to 2010. He returned to the role in 2012 and departed once again in February 2013.


In the mid-1980s Havers began an affair with Polly Williams, the daughter of actor Hugh Williams and the sister of his friend, the actor Simon Williams. He has stated that he had several affairs during his first marriage, which he now regrets. News broke as he was appearing in TV series The Charmer and caused him to be identified with the role in his public persona. Havers has written of the depression he experienced trying to choose between his marriage to Carolyn Cox and their young daughter Kate, born in 1977, and his mistress. During this time he consulted a psychiatrist at the Devonshire Hospital in London. Things were resolved in his mind when he took a part in the TV film Naked Under Capricorn, which was filmed in Alice Springs, Australia. He describes in his autobiography wrangling a herd of cattle and catching sight in the distance of a figure who turned out to be Williams. The following year they were married.

Polly Williams died of cancer on 24 June 2004. Subsequently Havers challenged his wife's will, in which she left her estate to her children from an earlier marriage, obtaining a share of the estate in an out-of-court settlement. In New York City on 8 June 2007 Havers married Georgiana Bronfman, the former wife of the Canadian billionaire drinks magnate, Edgar Bronfman, Sr. A blessing was held in Saint Tropez the following month.

Havers appeared in BBC One's genealogical show Who Do You Think You Are? in 2013.

He is the godfather of comedian Jack Whitehall.

Best films

Empire of the Sun (1987)
Chariots of Fire (1981)

Usually with

James Fox
James Fox
(3 films)
David Lean
David Lean
(1 films)
Yvonne Gilan
Yvonne Gilan
(2 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nigel Havers (17 films)

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Penelope (2006)
, 1h41
Directed by Mark Palansky
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Reese Witherspoon, Catherine O'Hara, Nick Frost, Russell Brand
Roles Mr. Vanderman
Rating67% 3.3500953.3500953.3500953.3500953.350095
Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) is a young woman from a wealthy family with all the qualities to make an excellent match for any other well-bred man of her status. What sets her apart is that she has pig-face disorder.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, 2h2
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Vaughan
Roles David Niven
Rating68% 3.447863.447863.447863.447863.44786
The film shows Peter Sellers as a complex and tormented genius, whose success as a film star concealed his difficult and relatively unhappy private life. This "troubled life" is the primary focus of this biopic, which personalizes "one of the greatest comic actors in the history of the British cinema," and shows the many masks he wore and characters he played as an actor.
Element of Doubt
Directed by Christopher Morahan
Genres Thriller
Actors Nigel Havers, Gina McKee, Michael Jayston, Judy Parfitt, Polly Adams, Mary Woodvine
Roles Richard
Rating61% 3.0954653.0954653.0954653.0954653.095465
A seemingly perfect couple begin to dispute when they should have children and their relationship rapidly deteriorates until she is afraid he might kill her.
The Burning Season, 2h3
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentary films about nature
Actors Raúl Juliá, Carmen Argenziano, Sônia Braga, Kamala Lopez, Luis Guzmán, Nigel Havers
Roles Steven Kaye
Rating70% 3.5323953.5323953.5323953.5323953.532395
Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist who was murdered in 1988 by ranchers opposed to his activism. The movie opens in 1951 with a young Chico Mendes witnessing his father's interaction with corrupt ranchers who are exploiting peasants for their work. The bulk of the film then takes place between 1983 and 1988, showing Mendes' activism to preserve the Amazon rainforest, to his murder in a drive-by shooting by a disgruntled rancher.
Quiet Days in Clichy, 2h
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Nigel Havers, Barbara De Rossi, Stéphanie Cotta, Isolde Barth, Eva Grimaldi
Roles Alfred Perlès
Rating48% 2.410682.410682.410682.410682.41068
American Henry Miller enjoys a wide variety of sexual escapades while also working hard to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
Farewell to the King, 1h52
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Aki Aleong, James Fox, Marius Weyers
Roles Capt. Fairbourne
Rating61% 3.0970353.0970353.0970353.0970353.097035
During World War II, American deserter Learoyd escapes a Japanese firing squad. Hiding himself in the wilds of Borneo, Learoyd is adopted by a head-hunting tribe of Dayaks, who consider him "divine" because of his blue eyes. Before long, Learoyd is the reigning king of the Dayaks. When British soldiers approach him to rejoin the war against the Japanese, Learoyd resists. When his own tribe is threatened by the invaders, the "king" deigns to fight for their rights.
Empire of the Sun, 2h34
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films
Actors Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips
Roles Dr. Rawlins
Rating76% 3.848533.848533.848533.848533.84853
Japan had been at war with China since 1937 before declaring war on the United States and the United Kingdom. Amidst the war, Jamie Graham, a British upper middle class schoolboy fascinated with Japanese planes and pilots, is enjoying a privileged and spoiled life in the Shanghai International Settlement. At a costume party he attends with his parents, he wanders off and encounters a Japanese airplane that had been shot down. Nearby he finds a camp full of Japanese troops in a trench and is taken aback. Jamie's father finds him and forces him to leave, Jamie not realizing the impending danger. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese begin to occupy the Shanghai International Settlement and in the ensuing chaos to escape the city and catch the next ferry out of Shanghai, Jamie is separated from his parents in the crowds of panicking people. Over the crowds of people Jamie's mother shouts at him to wait for them back at their house and promises that they will come back for him. He spends some time living in his deserted house, occupying his time by waiting and eating remnants of food but eventually he ventures out into the city and finds it bustling with Japanese troops.
The Whistle Blower, 1h40
Directed by Simon Langton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Michael Caine, Barry Foster, Nigel Havers, Gordon Jackson, John Gielgud, David Langton
Roles Robert "Bob" Jones
Rating61% 3.097463.097463.097463.097463.09746
Frank Jones (Caine) is a retired British naval officer and Korean War veteran, who is now a businessman. His bright but naive and idealistic son, Robert (Nigel Havers), works as a linguist at GCHQ, the top secret British intelligence listening station, using his love of Russian to listen to various pieces of communication on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
Burke & Wills, 2h20
Directed by Graeme Clifford
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Actors Jack Thompson, Nigel Havers, Greta Scacchi, Chris Haywood, Drew Forsythe, Susannah Harker
Roles William John Wills
Rating62% 3.1372053.1372053.1372053.1372053.137205
Burke and Wills are portrayed as bold but flawed figures. Burke is anxious to return to his sweetheart in Melbourne, and win fame and honor for himself in the 'race' across Australia. Wills is the consummate English gentleman and faithful follower to the end. Impressive Australian desert vistas help to build the dramatic tension as Burke's rash decisions come to a head.
A Passage to India, 2h43
Directed by David Lean
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers
Roles Ronny Heaslop
Rating72% 3.6461653.6461653.6461653.6461653.646165
The film is set in the 1920s during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. Adela Quested (Judy Davis) and Mrs Moore (Peggy Ashcroft) sail from England to India, where Ronny Heaslop (Nigel Havers), the older woman's son and younger woman's fiancé, is the magistrate in the provincial town of Chandrapore. Through school superintendent Richard Fielding (James Fox), the two visitors meet eccentric elderly Brahmin scholar Professor Godbole (Alec Guinness), and they befriend Dr Aziz Ahmed (Victor Banerjee), an impoverished widower who initially meets Mrs Moore in a moonlit mosque overlooking the Ganges River. Their sensitivity and unprejudiced attitude toward native Indians endears them to him. When Mrs Moore and Adela express an interest in seeing the "real" India, as opposed to the Anglicised environment of cricket, polo, and afternoon tea the British expatriates created for themselves, Aziz offers to host an excursion to the remote Marabar Caves.
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 Andrew Lindsay
Rating70% 3.5479353.5479353.5479353.5479353.547935
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).
Birth of the Beatles, 1h44
Directed by Richard Marquand
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Nigel Havers, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft, David Nicholas Wilkinson, Gary Olsen, Linal Haft
Roles George Martin
Rating63% 3.1982953.1982953.1982953.1982953.198295
The film opens with the Beatles driving in a car with their manager Brian Epstein and John's wife Cynthia Lennon. It is 1964 and they are heading to America for the first time after already encountering massive success across Europe. They begin to remember the days before they became famous.
Full Circle, 1h38
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Mia Farrow, Keir Dullea, Tom Conti, Jill Bennett, Cathleen Nesbitt, Anna Wing
Roles Estate Agent
Rating61% 3.0987453.0987453.0987453.0987453.098745
As Julia Lofting (Mia Farrow) eats breakfast with her family, her daughter Kate (Sophie Ward) begins to choke on her food. Unable to dislodge the food, Julia attempts to save her by performing a tracheotomy which results in the child's bleeding to death.
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, 1h52
Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Bernard Cohn
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Serial killer films
Actors George Segal, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Morley, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort
Roles Counterman
Rating63% 3.193893.193893.193893.193893.19389
Natasha O'Brien (Jacqueline Bisset) is a celebrated pastry chef invited to London to assist in preparing a state dinner for the Queen, organized by culinary critic Maximillian "Max" Vandeveer (Robert Morley). Natasha's ex-husband, Robby (George Segal) is a fast food entrepreneur ("the Taco King") serving the "everyman" consumer while she caters to the affluent. Max is the "calamitously fat" grand gourmand publisher of a gourmet magazine Epicurious and is patron of several famous European chefs, each renowned for a signature dish.