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Nigel Davenport

22 May 1928 to 24 October 2013

A British stage and screen actor and a founder member of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court, Davenport was frequently cast as mustachioed villains, high-ranking soldiers and aristocrats. He amassed over 125 screen credits including A Man For All Seasons (1966) and the role of Lord Birkenhead in Chariots of Fire (1981).

- Read Nigel Davenport's Guardian obituary here