Bernard Hepton

Bernard Hepton

  • Born on
    • October 19th, 1925
  • Died on
    • July 27th, 2018
Bernard Hepton (born 19 October 1925 - 27th July, 2018) was a British actor of stage, film and television. Hepton was 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 had 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 had 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 were less frequent. He made a brief appearance as Thorpey, a gangster in the classic British film Get Carter (1971), and had another small role, as Milton Goldsmith, in Voyage of the Damned (1976). He was 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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Acting (15 Credits)

1996Emma as Mr. Woodhouse
1989The Woman in Black as Sam Toovey
1988Stealing Heaven as Bishop
1985The Holcroft Covenant as Commander Leighton
1983Mansfield Park as Sir Thomas Bertram
1982Smiley's People as Toby Esterhase
1982Gandhi as G.O.C.
1979Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Toby Esterhase
1977Secret Army as Albert Foiret
1976I, Claudius as Pallas
1976Voyage of the Damned as Milton Goldsmith
1975Barry Lyndon as Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover
1972Henry VIII and His Six Wives as Cranmer
1971Get Carter as Thorpe

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