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Nigel Terry is a Actor British born on 15 august 1945 at Bristol (United-kingdom)

Nigel Terry

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Birth name Peter Nigel Terry
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 august 1945 at Bristol (United-kingdom)
Death 30 april 2015 (at 69 years)

Peter Nigel Terry (15 August 1945 – 30 April 2015) was an English stage and film actor probably best known by film audiences for his portrayal of King Arthur in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981). He had a long career in classical theatre.


Terry was born Peter Nigel Terry on 15 August 1945 in Bristol, England, the son of Doreen (Such) and Frank Albert Terry OBE, DFC, a pilot in the Royal Air Force. He was the first baby born in Bristol after the end of World War II. The family soon moved to Truro, Cornwall where his father worked as a probation officer. 'Nigs' attended Truro School in Truro, where he developed an interest in acting and became skilled at drawing and painting. His parents encouraged him to go on the stage and after working briefly in forestry and as a petrol pump attendant he joined the National Youth Theatre. In 1963 he enrolled at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, working both on stage and behind the scenes. He joined the Oxford Meadow Players in 1966, working initially as assistant stage manager. After thirty years of living in London he returned to reside in Cornwall in 1993.

He died in Cornwall of emphysema on 30 April 2015. In the absence of any surviving close family, his 'final act' was organized by his close friends Maggie Steed and David Horovitch in Truro on 19 May 2015, attended by other fellow thespians and personal friends.

Best films

Excalibur (1981)
The Lion in Winter (1968)

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Filmography of Nigel Terry (21 films)

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Blackbeard (2006)
, 2h49
Directed by Kevin Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films
Actors Angus Macfadyen, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain, Stacy Keach, Rachel Ward, David Winters
Roles Calico Billy
Rating56% 2.8121752.8121752.8121752.8121752.812175
The 18th century notorious pirate Blackbeard (Angus Macfadyen) wreaks havoc on the high-seas looking for Captain Kidd's treasure. His dark presence causes controversy in the local port town of New Providence, especially among Gov. Charles Eden (Richard Chamberlain) and his adopted daughter Charlotte (Jessica Chastain), who is being wooed by Lt. Robert Maynard (Mark Umbers).
Red Mercury, 1h53
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver, David Bradley, Nigel Terry
Roles Lindsey
Rating50% 2.5250852.5250852.5250852.5250852.525085
The film is a thriller about a terrorist kidnapping. Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided;
Troy (2004)
, 2h43
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Poésie, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Adaptation d'un poème, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Peter O'Toole, Rose Byrne
Roles Archeptolemus
Rating71% 3.5986853.5986853.5986853.5986853.598685
The opening scene shows the troops of Agamemnon of Mycenae ready to fight against the troops of Triopas of Thessaly. Afterwards, Prince Hector of Troy and his younger brother Paris negotiate a peace treaty with Menelaus, king of Sparta, and celebrate the end of a long and bloody war. Paris, however, is having a secret love affair with Menelaus' wife, Queen Helen, and smuggles her aboard their homebound vessel, much to Hector's fury, as this could lead to war between Troy and Greece. Upon learning of this, Menelaus meets with his elder brother, King Agamemnon of Greece, and asks his help in taking Troy. Agamemnon, who has wanted to conquer Troy for a long time, agrees, since it will give him control of the Aegean Sea. On King Nestor's advice, Agamemnon has Odysseus, King of Ithaca, persuade Achilles to join them. Achilles, who strongly dislikes Agamemnon and his ways, initially refuses, but eventually decides to go after his mother, Thetis, tells him that though he will die, he will be forever remembered.
FearDotCom (2002)
, 1h41
Origin German
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Ghost films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Curtis, Jeffrey Combs
Roles Turnball
Rating34% 1.70241.70241.70241.70241.7024
Mike Black Reilly (Stephen Dorff) is an NYPD detective who is called to the scene of a mysterious death in the subway system. The victim, Polidori (Udo Kier), exhibits bleeding from his eyes and other orifices and, by the frozen look on his face, appears to have seen something horrifying before being hit by a train.
The Search for John Gissing, 1h31
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Mike Binder, Alan Rickman, Janeane Garofalo, Sonya Walger, Juliet Stevenson, Allan Corduner
Roles Alan Jardeen
Rating69% 3.4904053.4904053.4904053.4904053.490405
Matthew Barnes is a young executive on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten wind of it, and he makes sure that Matthew and his wife Linda, who has dutifully but reluctantly come to England, have a miserable first few days there. By the time Matthew figures out what's happening and declares a counter offensive, it may be too late to save himself from a transfer to Detroit. With Gissing still holding lots of cards and Linda more unhappy by the moment, Matthew must reevaluate. All out war? A partnership with Gissing? Some third way?
The Emperor's New Clothes, 1h47
Directed by Alan Taylor
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Histoire de France, Napoleonic Wars films
Actors Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Nigel Terry, Hugh Bonneville, Trevor Cooper
Roles Montholon
Rating68% 3.447123.447123.447123.447123.44712
In 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte (Holm), after six years in exile on the isle of St. Helena, has a plan to escape. Switching places with lowly French deckhand Eugene Lenormand (Holm again), Napoleon will make his way to Paris, at which time Eugene will announce the switch, allowing Napoleon to reclaim his throne.
The Hunchback, 1h39
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Salma Hayek, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Edward Atterton, Nigel Terry, Jim Dale
Roles King Louis XI
Rating61% 3.095963.095963.095963.095963.09596
The year is 1480 in Paris. Dom Frollo, a highly religious man, adopts an abandoned, deformed baby on the steps of Notre Dame, believing him to be sent by God. He names the child Quasimodo and raises him as his son.
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, 2h
Directed by Brian W. Cook, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Marlon Brando, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton
Roles Roldan
Rating44% 2.2060852.2060852.2060852.2060852.206085
The titular Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the West Indies, which eventually leads to the discovery of the Americas.
Edward II
Edward II (1991)
, 1h30
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton, Andrew Tiernan, Kevin Collins, Dudley Sutton, Jerome Flynn
Roles Roger Mortimer
Rating67% 3.398273.398273.398273.398273.39827
Once installed as king, Edward II summons his friend and lover, Piers Gaveston, to his side and showers him with gifts, titles and abiding love. Their relationship is fiery and passionate, but it is the focus of gossip and derision throughout the kingdom. Upon his return, Gaveston takes revenge on the Bishop of Winchester, who had been responsible for his banishment from England during the previous reign, by personally torturing him. Kent, Edwards’ brother, is the first to protest Gaveston's return. Many others feel the same way, including the Bishop of Winchester and Lord Mortimer, who is in charge of the army forces of the kingdom. Nevertheless, Edward defends his lover from his mounting enemies.
War Requiem, 1h32
Directed by Derek Jarman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Musical
Actors Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton, Nathaniel Parker, Sean Bean, Patricia Hayes, Nigel Terry
Roles Abraham
Rating65% 3.2500453.2500453.2500453.2500453.250045
Sans utiliser de dialogue et seulement la pièce musicale de Benjamin Britten, War Requiem se veut une réflexion poétique autour des horreurs de la guerre, en s'axant principalement autour de la Première Guerre mondiale et des poèmes de Wilfred Owen, à travers les souvenirs d'un vieux soldat en fauteuil roulant.