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Davenport, Nigel

Works: 233 works in 668 publications in 5 languages and 16,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Sports films  Made-for-TV movies  Christmas films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nigel Davenport
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first, miserable, greedy old Scrooge can't tolerate the revelry of Christmas, much less comprehend its meaning. But visits from his former business partner's ghost and three cautionary specters from the past, present and future force the man to soul-search
Masada by Boris Sagal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first century A.D., Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazer ben Yair and his people
Anne of the thousand days ; Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne of the thousand days: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs
The millionairess by Anthony Asquith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bonus play, set 40 years in the future, the king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet seeking to transform the nation into a constitutional monarchy--Container
Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarman's gorgeously sensual re-imagining of the volatile life of the 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his rampant flirtations with the underworld
Midsomer murders by Peter Smith( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man's eleven: Schock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all. Death of a stranger: As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles and falls into a pit screaming. This suspicious death, and the puzzling behavior of several villagers, leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets. Blue herrings: When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawnside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumers of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Judgement day: Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects, all of whom appear to be lying, and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition
Living free by Joy Adamson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This true adventure continues the story of Joy and George Adamson, who raised Elsa in "Born Free." Elsa is returned to East Africa, because she is dying. The Adamsons must decide whether to keep Elsa's cubs, or return them to the wild
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors
Zulu dawn by Douglas Hickox( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the defeat of British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army in 1879
Without a clue by Agatha Christie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. John Watson (Kingsley) is secretly a crime-solving genius. But to protect his reputation as a physician, he hires bumbling, boozy, out-of-work actor Reginald Kincaid (Caine) to play the part of his fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes. The charade works until Watson mysteriously disappears, forcing the baffled, seriously inept 'Holmes' to crack the biggest case of Watson's career on his own"--Container
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy
The last valley by James Clavell( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his nomadic travels, Vogel comes across a beautiful, peaceful village where the community lies unaffected by the war raging around it. Here, he is given the opportunity to lodge there for the winter in return for protection. When an army of ruthless mercenaries led by 'The Captain' also discover the oasis, the peace is shattered and the village descends into conflict and violence."--Back cover
The picture of Dorian Gray by Albert Lewin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Harry Wotton introduces young Dorian Gray to Victorian London's society circuit and a decadent world of self-indulgience. As Sir Harry's influence over him grows, Dorian sinks further into a cruel, hedonistic existence. Although Dorian's appearance remains youthful, his portrait ages, taking on hideous features reflecting his sinful ways
Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Stuart was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Mary would be the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth, the Queen of England and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary would end with her beheading. With her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne is finally removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history
The island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shipwreck victim washes ashore on an isolated island where a brilliant scientist is conducting monstrous genetic experiments
The Edwardians( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Nighthawks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary story of suspense and intrigue. Europe's most feared terrorist suddenly and explosively announces his presence in New York. Two tough undercover cops are given the task of finding and stopping him
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A man for all seasons
Alternative Names
Davenport, Arthur Nigel

Nigel Davenport acteur britannique

Nigel Davenport attore e attore teatrale britannico

Nigel Davenport britischer Schauspieler

Nigel Davenport britisk skodespelar

Nigel Davenport britisk skuespiller

Nigel Davenport Brits acteur (1928-2013)

Nigel Davenport brittisk skådespelare

Nigel Davenport English actor

Дэвенпорт, Найджел

Найджъл Девънпорт

Նայջել Դևենպորտ

נייג'ל דוונפורט שחקן אנגלי

نايجل دافنبورت

نايجل دافنبورت ممثل إنجليزي

یانگ دونپورت بازیگر بریتانیایی


English (197)

French (2)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Arabic (1)

Midsomer murdersLiving freeThe last valleyMary, Queen of ScotsThe island of Dr. MoreauThe Edwardians