Nigel Bennett

Active - 1987 - 2017  |   Born - Nov 19, 1949 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire  |   Genres - Action, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Science Fiction

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Best known as a distinguished thespian -- an actor with an aura of earnest authority about him -- Nigel Bennett actually held the status of a multihyphenate, prolifically working as not merely an actor, but an author, director, and occasional producer as well. In terms of dramatic roles, Bennett cultivated the majority of his professional experience on the British stage in a host of productions, including The Country Wife, Loot, Hamlet, and Art to name merely a handful. After a decade and a half spent in this arena, Bennett relocated to Canada in 1986 and shifted gears to focus on film and television work, frequently though not always essaying character roles. The many filmed projects in which Bennett appeared include the Gene Hackman/Anne Archer thriller The Narrow Margin (1990), the Anthony Hopkins/Aidan Quinn epic western Legends of the Fall (1994), and the direct-to-video sci-fi thriller Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996). In 2007, Bennett both produced and signed for a supporting role in the Chaz Thorne-helmed black comedy Just Buried (2007).

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