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Davenport, Nigel

Overview
Works: 220 works in 511 publications in 5 languages and 14,297 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television series  Historical films  History  Christmas films  Action and adventure television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Nigel Davenport
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,846 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 1980 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,955 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
Barbie in a Christmas carol by Celtic Thunder (Musical group : 2007-)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,225 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 648 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 Maxwell Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 593 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 547 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
Midsomer murders by Caroline Graham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 410 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
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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 255 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 )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and German and held by 244 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an isolated valley unaffected by the raging war around it becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries, violence erupts
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plots intertwine: the entangled love affairs of Demetrius and Helena, Lysander and Hermia, the comic performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens and the antics in fairyland of King Oberon and Queen Titania
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish playwright's dramatic presentation of Joan of Arc as peasant, genius, saint and fifteenth century feminist
The Edwardians( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-part series profiles the movers and shakers who exemplify the Edwardian era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities. Figures profiled are David Lloyd George, Horatio Bottomly, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, E. Nesbitt, and more
Mary, Queen of Scots by Charles Jarrott( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 200 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
La Regenta The Regent's wife by Gonzalo Suárez( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Ozores is the legendary "Regenta", a woman whose life is tormented by a loveless marriage and the oppression of small town prejudices. Two men involve her in a whirlwind of passion and vengeance which is what will bring "La Regenta" to her final demise
Nighthawks by Ron Peck( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international terrorist stays one step ahead of two New York policemen until a final and deadly confrontation
Eagle in the sky by Wilbur A Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

نايجل دافنبورت

یانگ دونپورت بازیگر بریتانیایی

ナイジェル・ダヴェンポート

Languages
English (86)

Spanish (10)

German (8)

French (1)

Arabic (1)

Covers
Midsomer murdersThe EdwardiansMary, Queen of Scots