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Davenport, Nigel

Works: 235 works in 602 publications in 4 languages and 15,651 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Sports films  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nigel Davenport
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Arabic and held by 2,822 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 2,039 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 compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest miser in London, is visited one Christmas eve by three spirits who change his life forever. George C. Scott stars as Scrooge in this critically acclaimed version of Charles Dickens' holiday classic
Masada by Boris Sagal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 643 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 )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne of the thousand days: Follow King Henry Vlll and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning masterpied starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold
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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 450 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 John Nettles( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 393 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
Zulu dawn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story recounts the defeat of the British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army in 1879
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
Without a clue by Agatha Christie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 282 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
Helen Mirren at the BBC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and French and held by 237 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 island of Dr. Moreau by Don Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and French and held by 210 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 203 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
Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 197 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
A high wind in Jamaica by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerned that their children aren't growing up as "civilized" as they would in their native England, a couple decides to leave Jamaica and return home with their family. However, when they inadvertently find their way onto a pirate ship, the children befriend, outwit and even frighten their shipmates
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily
Nighthawks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international terrorist stays one step ahead of two New York policemen until a final and deadly confrontation
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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 (144)

French (2)

Arabic (1)

German (1)

Midsomer murdersThe last valleyThe island of Dr. MoreauThe Edwardians