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Patrick Ryecart is a Actor British born on 9 may 1952 at Warwickshire (United-kingdom)

Patrick Ryecart

Patrick Ryecart
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Birth name Patrick Geoffrey Ryecart
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 may 1952 (68 years) at Warwickshire (United-kingdom)

Patrick Ryecart (born 9 May 1952) is an English actor.


Ryecart was born in Warwickshire. His first West End appearance was in Bernard Shaw's Candida at the Albery Theatre, playing the young poet Marchbanks opposite Deborah Kerr, directed by Michael Blakemore. Among a string of fine reviews Bernard Levin in the Sunday Times described his performance as "supernova" and that he had not seen "such a talent in embryo since the young Richard Burton". Ryecart has continued working in theatre, television and film (his last film role Lord Wigram in "The King's Speech") with lead roles in the classics of Shaw, Sheridan, and Shakespeare to light comedies, TV situation comedy, thrillers and musicals. Among his notable credits in London are Jack Absolute in "The Rivals" with Michael Hordern as his father and Geraldine McKewan as Mrs Malaprop, and Lord Goring in Peter Hall's "An Ideal Husband". He has acted on many British television shows since the mid-seventies including Lillie, Romeo and Juliet, The Professionals, Minder, Rumpole of the Bailey, Lovejoy, Coming Home and Holby City. In 1986 he appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord in the Mindwarp segment. He was one of the lead characters in the BBC TV comedy series The High Life playing Captain Hilary Duff. He also appeared in the 1997 Agatha Christie's Poirot episode, Dumb Witness., and for the BBC in My Son My Son. Also Dalziel & Pascoe episode and many mini series for the U.S.

His extensive theatre credits include The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B by J P Donleavy in London's West End which he also produced, first playing Balthazar to Simon Callow's playing Beefy, (who was later replaced by Billy Connolly). Numerous tours include "Donkeys Years", "Rebecca", "Tunes of Glory" and "The Millionairess" opposite Raquel Welch. He also produced, at the Garrick Theatre London (and later redirected for tour and the Edinburgh Festival 2011) "Jus' like That!" the highly successful affectionate tribute to the great Tommy Cooper, written by John Fisher.

His film credits include appearances in A Bridge Too Far (1977), Silver Dream Racer (1980), Parting Shots (1999) and The King's Speech (2010).

He was married to English actress Marsha Fitzalan from 4 July 1977 until their divorce in 1995. She was the third daughter of the late 17th Duke of Norfolk and they met at drama school The Webber Douglas Academy. They have three grown up children: Mariella Celia (born 1982), Jemima Carrie (1984), (both married) and Frederick William Hamlet (1987). Ryecart lives in London.

Usually with

Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(3 films)
Don Boyd
Don Boyd
(1 films)
Antony Gibbs
Antony Gibbs
(2 films)
Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Patrick Ryecart (14 films)

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Les Travaux d'Hercule, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Patrick Ryecart, Rupert Evans, Tom Austen, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Tom Wlaschiha
Roles Sir Anthony Morgan
Rating81% 4.086764.086764.086764.086764.08676
Après un échec cuisant ayant mené à la mort d'une jeune fille, Poirot décide de se retirer quelque temps et sombre peu à peu dans la dépression. Sur le conseil de son médecin, il se remet en selle avec une nouvelle enquête qui l’emmène à l'Hôtel Olympus, aux Rochers-neige, dans les Alpes suisses. Il y fait alors face à une série de mystères à résoudre, mais aussi à la présence d'une amie de longue date ainsi que celle d'un vieil ennemi...
The King's Speech, 1h58
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Buddy films, Films about language and translation, Films about royalty
Actors Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi
Roles Lord Wigram
Rating79% 3.9985353.9985353.9985353.9985353.998535
Prince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, stammers through his speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, while the resulting ordeal is being broadcast by radio worldwide. The Duke has given up hope of a cure, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist in London. During their first session, Logue breaches royal etiquette by referring to the Prince as "Bertie", a name used only by his family. When the Duke decides Logue's methods and manner are unsuitable, Logue wagers a shilling that the Duke can recite Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy without trouble while listening to "The Marriage of Figaro" on headphones. Logue records his performance on an acetate record. Convinced he has stammered throughout, Prince Albert leaves in anger, declaring his condition "hopeless" and dismissing Logue. Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake.
Parting Shots
Directed by Michael Winner
Genres Comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Felicity Ann Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins, Ben Kingsley, Diana Rigg, Joanna Lumley
Roles Cleverley
Rating62% 3.1012853.1012853.1012853.1012853.101285
The film concerns Harry Sterndale (Rea), a wedding photographer who is mistakenly told by his doctor that he has six weeks to live and begins to kill people who have wronged him in his life, only to find that the diagnosis was incorrect. Also he paid an assassin named Jamie (Reed) to kill him instead of living out his last days in custody and nearly leaves it too late to call off the hit. Jamie takes after the two and after being arrested for assassinating the dictator of a fictional country he takes the blame for all of the murders that occurred during the film. It ends with Harry and Jill visiting Jamie in prison as newlyweds.
Nancherrow (1999)
, 3h
Directed by Simon Langton
Genres Drama
Actors Joanna Lumley, Tristan Gemmill, Robert Hardy, Lynda Baron, Susan Hampshire, Patrick Ryecart
Roles Tommy Mortimer
Rating59% 2.9589152.9589152.9589152.9589152.958915
After the Colonel dies it is his irrepressible daughter, Loveday, who inherits the house and all of its problems. Bewitched by the magic of Nancherrow, Loveday fights to keep the estate going so that, in time, her young son Nat may inherit same, while dealing with the reappearance of her one true love Gus and her failing marriage to Walter.
Coming Home, 3h22
Directed by Giles Foster
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Emily Mortimer, Peter O'Toole, David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, Paul Bettany, Penelope Keith
Roles Tommy Mortimer
Rating67% 3.3851253.3851253.3851253.3851253.385125
The story focuses on Judith Dunbar, who is enrolled in St. Ursula's, an English boarding school, when her parents and younger sister move to colonial Singapore. She is introduced to a world of wealth and privilege by her classmate, Loveday Carey-Lewis, whose family owns the magnificent Cornwall estate known as Nancherrow. Although Judith enjoys the company of her doting Aunt Louise, who has been named her legal guardian during her parents' absence, she prefers to spend as much of her school holidays as possible with Loveday's parents and siblings, who welcome her as one of their own. When Aunt Louise is killed in an automobile accident, she leaves her considerable estate to Judith, who will be independently wealthy for life if she handles her inheritance wisely.
Dumb Witness, 1h40
Directed by Edward Bennett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors David Suchet, Muriel Pavlow, Patrick Ryecart, Hugh Fraser
Roles Charles
Rating79% 3.9857953.9857953.9857953.9857953.985795
Poirot et Hastings sont invités à Windermere pour assister à un record à une tentative de vitesse sur eau de Charles Arundell organisé sur le lac Windermere. Lors de leur séjour, Miss Arundell, la tante de Charles, échappe à la mort, lors d'une chute dans les escaliers apparemment causée par la balle de son chien Bob, un fox-terrier. Elle ne croit pas à l'accident et confie à Poirot craindre pour sa vie. Le détective lui conseille de changer son testament et de le faire savoir. Mais cela n’empêche pas que, quelques jours plus tard, elle meurt d'une crise cardiaque. Wilhelmina Lawson devient la seule héritière, au grand dam de Charles et de sa sœur Theresa. Deux sœurs médiums, Isabel et Julia Tripp, offrent leur aide à Poirot dans son enquête, mais celui-ci leur préfère un témoin muet : le chien Bob.
Heart of Darkness
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaac de Bankolé, James Fox, Iman, Allan Corduner
Roles De Griffe
Rating57% 2.8533052.8533052.8533052.8533052.853305
Ivory trader Captain Charles Marlowe (Roth) is sent up the Congo River to retrieve cargo, and along the way, learns of the successful and enigmatic trader Kurtz (Malkovich), who is worshiped as a god by the natives.
Twenty-one (1991)
, 1h32
Directed by Don Boyd
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Patsy Kensit, Jack Shepherd, Patrick Ryecart, Maynard Eziashi, Rufus Sewell, Sophie Thompson
Roles Jack
Rating54% 2.711452.711452.711452.711452.71145
Katie confides directly to the camera about her troubled existence. She reflects on characters we meet during the film, such as her drug-addicted boyfriend, and dysfunctional family members.
Tai-Pan (1986)
, 2h7
Directed by Daryl Duke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Actors Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, Tim Guinee, Russell Wong, John Stanton, Kyra Sedgwick
Rating56% 2.8005452.8005452.8005452.8005452.800545
The film begins following the British victory of the First Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading companies believe will be useful for the import of merchandise to be traded on mainland China, a highly lucrative market.
Camille (1984)
, 1h40
Directed by Desmond Davis
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution
Actors Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Ryecart, Denholm Elliott
Roles Gaston Daudet
Rating62% 3.147413.147413.147413.147413.14741
Camille is a courtesan in 19th Century Paris: she falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover, leading the two lovers to other relationships and to tragedy.
Silver Dream Racer
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Road movies
Actors David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Clarke Peters, Harry H. Corbett, Diane Keen
Roles Benson
Rating55% 2.7608552.7608552.7608552.7608552.760855
Nick Freeman is an aspiring motorcycle racer. But after Nick's brother dies before he is able to test and race the new experimental motorcycle he's developed, Nick inherits the responsibility to prove his brother's design. In spite of a series of tough setbacks, including the loss of his girlfriend, Nick goes into the big race at the British Grand Prix with all his energy and concentration bent on winning. But underhanded American racer (Beau Bridges) is also among the competitors and he is determined to ruin Nick's chances. Numerous incidents happen before Nick crosses the finish line in first place.
A Bridge Too Far, 2h50
Directed by Richard Attenborough, Sidney Hayers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Pont, Political films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Michael Byrne, Edward Fox
Roles German Lieutenant
Rating73% 3.6989853.6989853.6989853.6989853.698985
The film begins with a montage of archival film footage narrated by a Dutch woman, Kate ter Horst, describing the state of affairs in September 1944. The Allied advance is being slowed by overextended supply lines.