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Bernard Hepton

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bernard Hepton (born 19 October 1925, Bradford, England) is a British actor of stage, film and television. Hepton is known as a particularly versatile character actor. He trained at Bradford Civic Theatre school under Esme Church along with actors such as Robert Stephens. He has extensive stage experience as an actor, under Sir Barry Jackson in addition to a spell as Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep and Liverpool Playhouse. On television, he played Toby Esterhase in the BBC Television adaptations of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People, and George Smiley in the radio adaptations. He also played the Kommandant in Colditz (1972–74), and later appeared for the same production team as Albert Foiret in three seasons of Secret Army (1977–79). Before that he made a guest appearance in an episode of the first series of Catweazle in 1970 where he played a naturalist. Other notable performances included Thomas Cranmer in both The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) and Elizabeth R (1971). He played Sam Toovey in the 1989 television adaptation of Susan Hill's ghost story The Woman in Black. On radio Hepton played the role of Albert, in Stranger In The Home by Alan Dapre, also the role of The Old Man in the Corner, the Baroness Orczy amateur, and mostly sedentary, sleuth in the BBC dramatizations called The Teahouse Detective (1998–2000). His appearances in feature film have been less frequent. He made a brief appearance as Thorpey, a gangster in the classic British film Get Carter (1971), and another small role, as Milton Goldsmith, in Voyage of the Damned (1976). He is a fan of the Rugby League team Hunslet Hawks and also played stand-off for them in the 1952/53 season, winning a Yorkshire Cup Medal. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernard Hepton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 19, 1925 In Bradford, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Z-Cars 1962-01-02
Latest Project:
Series The Old Devils 2018
Known For
Poster of Midsomer Murders
Poster of I, Claudius
Poster of Get Carter
Poster of The Devil's Eggshell
Series The Old Devils Unknown 2018
Movie The Baroness and the Pig Soames 2002-09-02
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Movie Emma Mr. Woodhouse 1996-10-02
Series Dandelion Dead 1994-10-30
Movie The Woman in Black Sam Toovey 1989-12-24
Movie Stealing Heaven Bishop 1988-05-20
Series The Charmer 1987-10-18
Movie The Disputation Raymund de Penjaforte 1986-12-21
Series Mansfield Park Sir Thomas Bertram 1983-11-06
Movie Smiley's People Toby Esterhase 1982-09-20
Movie An Inspector Calls Inspector Goole 1982-08-17
Series Smiley's People Toby Esterhase 1982-09-20
Movie The Plague Dogs Stephen Powell (voice) 1982-10-21
Movie Gandhi G.O.C. 1982-11-30
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series Kessler 1981-11-13
Series Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Toby Esterhase 1979-09-10
Movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Toby Esterhase 1979-09-10
Series Secret Army 1977-09-07
Series I, Claudius Pallas 1976-09-20
Movie I, Claudius Marcus Antonius Pallas 1976-09-20
Movie Barry Lyndon Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover 1975-11-26
Series The Squirrels 1974-07-08
Series Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Unknown 1973-02-15
Movie Henry VIII and His Six Wives Cranmer 1972-07-13
Movie Follow The Yellow Brick Road Colin Sands 1972-07-04
Series Colditz 1972-10-19
Series Elizabeth R Unknown 1971-02-17
Movie Get Carter Thorpe 1971-03-03
Series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1971-09-20
Series The Six Wives of Henry VIII Unknown 1970-01-01
Series Catweazle Unknown 1970-02-15
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie Robin Redbreast Fisher 1970-12-10
Movie The Devil's Eggshell Lord Portmanteau 1966-06-28
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02