Nigel Davenport

Born: 23 May 1928, Shelford, Cambridge
Died: 25 October 2013

Highlighted works

  • Lunch Hour

    Lunch Hour

    Simmering tensions and sexual conflict abound in John Mortimer’s screen adaptation of his own stage play, centred around an office affair.

  • A Man for All Seasons

    A Man for All Seasons

    Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More falls foul of King Henry VIII in Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Robert Bolt’s stage success.

  • Caravaggio

    Caravaggio

    The most mainstream feature by experimental English director Derek Jarman, Caravaggio matches melodramatic speculations about the Renaissance artist’s life with painterly beauty.

  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics seemed to herald a new highpoint in British cinema.

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