British Stage and Screen Actor Nigel Davenport Passes Away
Davenport starred onstage for 50 years before taking his talents to the screen. He began with Stratford's Shakespeare Memorial Company at the Savoy Theatre, followed by stints with the Chesterfield Civic Theatre, Ipswich Rep and the English Stage Company. He was one of The Royal Court Theatre's founding members and starred in 15 plays for the company, including A Taste of Honey, in which he reprised his role on Broadway in 1960.
Davenport has appeared in over 40 films, among them A Man for All Seasons, A High Wind in Jamaica, Living Free, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Chariots of Fire, Nighthawks and more.
His television work includes appearances on The Upper Hand, Trainer, Howards' Way, Prospects, Don't Rock the Boat, Bird of Prey, Bognor, Prince Regent, Oil Strike North, South Riding and many more TV movies and series.
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