Esmond Knight

Esmond Knight

  • Born on
    • May 4th, 1906
  • Died on
    • February 23rd, 1987
Esmond Penington Knight (4 May 1906 – 23 February 1987) was an English actor. He was an accomplished actor with a career spanning over half a century. For much of his career Esmond Knight was virtually blind. He had been badly injured in 1941 whilst on active service on board HMS Prince of Wales when she fought the Bismarck at the Battle of the Denmark Strait, and remained totally blind for two years, though he later regained some sight in his right eye. During this period, Esmond dictated an early autobiography to his secretary, Annabella Cloudsley, Seeking The Bubble (Hutchinson & Co. 1943). He played the captain of the HMS Prince of Wales in the 1960 movie Sink the Bismarck! He starred as Professor Ernest Reinhart in the 1961 British science fiction television series, A for Andromeda, alongside Patricia Kneale and Peter Halliday. His daughter is the actress Rosalind Knight. Knight died of a heart attack. He was cremated. Description above from the Wikipedia article Esmond Knight, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Esmond Knight on Plex


Acting (22 Credits)

1987Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as Second Elder
1987Fortunes of War as Liversage
1984The Element of Crime as Osborne
1976Robin and Marian as Old Defender
1969Anne of the Thousand Days as Kingston
1965The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Old Judge
1960Peeping Tom as Arthur Baden
1960Sink the Bismarck! as Captain Leach - 'Prince of Wales'
1957The Prince and the Showgirl as Hoffman
1956Helen of Troy as High Priest
1951The River as The Father
1950Gone to Earth as Abel Woodus
1948Hamlet as Bernardo
1948The Red Shoes as Livy
1947The Inheritance as Dr. Bryerly
1947Black Narcissus as The Old General
1944A Canterbury Tale as Narrator / Seven-Sisters Soldier / Village Idiot
1944The Halfway House as David Davies
1944Henry V as Fluellen - Captain in the English Army
1940Blackout as Mr. Pidgeon
1939The Arsenal Stadium Mystery as Raille
1934Strauss' Great Waltz as Johann Strauss, the Younger

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