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Oliver Ford Davies is a Actor British born on 12 august 1939 at Ealing (United-kingdom)

Oliver Ford Davies

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Birth name Oliver Robert Ford Davies
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 august 1939 (79 years) at Ealing (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Oliver Robert Ford Davies (born 12 August 1939) is an English actor and writer, best known for his role as Sio Bibble in Star Wars Episodes I through III.


From the King's School, Canterbury, he won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford, where he read History and became President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS). After obtaining his D Phil, he worked as a history lecturer at the University of Edinburgh before taking up acting professionally.

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for Racing Demon. He was twice nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance in Absolutely! (perhaps) at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2003 and again in 2009 for his performance as Polonius in the RSC production of Hamlet at the Novello Theatre.

He had a regular role as Peter Foxcott QC in Kavanagh QC. He also appeared in the ITV television drama The Uninvited, and in one episode of the popular drama ''Foyle's War. He will always be remembered for his role as Sio Bibble in Star Wars'', parts I, II and III.

Oliver Ford Davies' books include Playing Lear, an account of his experience while performing King Lear at the Almeida Theatre, and Performing Shakespeare. Both are published by Nick Hern Books.

He recently appeared as Polonius in Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company, alongside David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, and in 2009 appeared in ''All's Well That Ends Well'' at the Royal National Theatre as the King of France. In 2010 he is appearing as Balfour in Ben Brown's new play, The Promise, about the Balfour Declaration. From 2012, Ford Davies has been appearing in a stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's book Goodnight Mister Tom, in which he plays the central character, Thomas Oakley.

Best films

Johnny English (2003)

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(3 films)
Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt
(3 films)
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(4 films)
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Oliver Ford Davies (27 films)

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Christopher Robin
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Mark Gatiss, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Mohammed
Roles Old Man Winslow
Rating73% 3.6510453.6510453.6510453.6510453.651045
Jean-Christophe, le petit garçon des aventures de Winnie l'ourson, est désormais adulte, marié à Evelyn et père d'une fille nommée Madaline. Avec l'âge, Jean-Christophe a perdu toute son imagination. Winnie et ses amis Porcinet, Tigrou, Coco Lapin, Bourriquet, Grand Gourou, Petit Gourou et Maître Hibou reviennent alors dans sa vie pour l'aider à retrouver son âme d'enfant.
The Deep Blue Sea, 1h38
Directed by Terence Davies
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Barbara Jefford, Oliver Ford Davies
Roles Hester's Father
Rating62% 3.1477453.1477453.1477453.1477453.147745
In 1950, Hester Collyer, the younger wife of High Court judge Sir William Collyer, has embarked on a passionate affair with Freddie Page, a handsome young former RAF pilot troubled by his memories of the Second World War. Freddie throws Hester's life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. For Freddie, that tumultuous mix of fear and excitement that was once in his life seems to be no longer present.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2h20
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Pregnancy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Sio Bibble
Rating75% 3.798233.798233.798233.798233.79823
During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous' flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Heidi (2005)
, 1h44
Directed by Paul Marcus
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Emma Bolger, Max von Sydow, Géraldine Chaplin, Pauline McLynn, Diana Rigg, Oliver Ford Davies
Roles Dr Classen
Rating64% 3.244393.244393.244393.244393.24439
The story is about the titular young girl who goes to stay with her grandfather, only to fall into the hands of an evil woman in Frankfurt.
Cherished (2005)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Sarah Lancashire, Timothy Spall, Lorna Fitzgerald, Ian McNeice, Marion Bailey, Ronald Pickup
Roles Lord Justice Judge
Rating62% 3.102423.102423.102423.102423.10242
The film is based on the sentencing of Angela Cannings to a life in prison for the death of her three children.
Gladiatress, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Doon Mackichan, Oliver Ford Davies, Sally Phillips, David Hayman, Ronan Vibert, Pam Ferris
Rating42% 2.1114452.1114452.1114452.1114452.111445
Three unlikely heroines Worthaboutapig (Sally Phillips), Dwyfuc (Doon Mackichan) and Smirgut the Fierce (Fiona Allen) set out to thwart a Roman invasion and save Celtic Britain.
Johnny English, 1h28
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Motocyclette
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Oliver Ford Davies, Tim Pigott-Smith
Roles the Archbishop of Canterbury
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
Johnny English is an inept MI7 agent with dreams of being their most trusted employee. After Agent One dies in a submarine accident (courtesy of English making a mistake on checking the submarine hatch code), the remaining agents are assassinated via a bombing at Agent One’s funeral (again courtesy of English's incompetence at security), leaving English as the lone survivor. English is assigned to follow a plot to steal the Crown Jewels, which are on display at the Tower of London. At the display, English is head of security, and meets the mysterious Lorna Campbell. The power is cut, and the jewels are stolen. During the chaos, English knocks out a security guard in the process and fights the "assailant" (himself). He later makes up a false description of the assailant to Pegasus. English and his assistant Angus Bough find the jewels were removed via a hole dug beneath their display case. The two follow a tunnel, confronting the two thieves Klaus Vendetta and Dieter Klein. The two escape in a hearse, with English trying to pursue them, but mistakes another hearse for the escape vehicle, crashing a funeral until Bough comes to his aid.
The Mother
The Mother (2003)
, 1h52
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Anne Reid, Peter Vaughan, Daniel Craig, Steven Mackintosh, Cathryn Bradshaw, Danira Gović
Roles Bruce
Rating67% 3.397083.397083.397083.397083.39708
May (played by Anne Reid) is an ordinary grandmother from Northern England. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Trapped in an unfamiliar city, far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is more or less over. She embarks on a sexual affair with Darren (Daniel Craig), a married handyman half her age who is renovating her son's house and is also her daughter's lover. As her sexual desire soon turns to emotional longing, May unwittingly embroils herself into a point-of-no-return situation with devastating results for all those surrounding her.
Sparkling Cyanide, 2h
Directed by Tristram Powell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham, Susan Hampshire, Jonathan Firth, Clare Holman
Roles Col. Geoffrey Reece
Rating53% 2.6727352.6727352.6727352.6727352.672735
Les époux Reece et Kendall, agents secrets et détectives privés à la retraite, doivent reprendre du service pour élucider la mort de Rosemary Barton.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, 2h22
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Roles Governor Sio Bibble
Rating65% 3.299373.299373.299373.299373.29937
Ten years after the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is threatened by a Separatist movement organized by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a plan to create an army of the Republic to assist the Jedi against this threat. Narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt upon arrival, she is placed under the protection of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker. The two Jedi thwart another attempt on her life and subdue the assassin, Zam Wesell, a shape-shifter who is killed by her bounty hunter client with a toxic dart before she can reveal his identity. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan to identify and capture the bounty hunter, while Anakin is assigned to escort Padmé back to Naboo, where the two fall in love.
Bertie and Elizabeth, 1h38
Directed by Giles Foster
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates, David Burke, Dolly Wells, Charles Edwards
Roles Archbishop Lang
Rating71% 3.582713.582713.582713.582713.58271
The film begins with the initial meeting between the then Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and then moves on through their courtship, marriage, succession to the throne after the abdication of Edward VIII, and World War II.
Blow Dry
Blow Dry (2001)
, 1h34
Directed by Paddy Breathnach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, Rachael Leigh Cook, Josh Hartnett, Bill Nighy
Roles Doctor Hamilton
Rating62% 3.1490153.1490153.1490153.1490153.149015
Shelley Allen (Natasha Richardson) operates a hairdressing shop in Keighley with her domestic partner Sandra (Rachel Griffiths). Shelley has been battling cancer, a secret known only to Sandra and a few confidants. She receives a terminal prognosis from her oncologist and decides to hide the truth from Sandra. When Keighley is chosen to host the British hairdressing championship, Shelley wants to participate one last time. She asks her ex-husband Phil (Alan Rickman) and her son Brian (Josh Hartnett), who operate a barber shop, to join her and Sandra as a team to enter the competition. Phil rejects the proposition: ten years previously Shelley had been his partner in the competition, and she ran off with Sandra (their model) the night before the third event; Phil has never forgiven them. Meanwhile, defending champion Raymond Robertson (Bill Nighy) visits Phil to ensure that Phil is not competing. Brian is offput when Raymond belittles Phil's confidence and ability. When he is attracted to Raymond's beautiful daughter Christina (Rachael Leigh Cook), Brian offers to join Shelley's team.