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Oliver Cotton

1944-06-20 London

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After training at the Drama Centre London, he has worked extensively at the Royal National Theatre playing in many productions including The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Oedipus, In His Own Write, Hamlet, Tamburlaine, No Man's Land, The Passion, Despatches, Half Life, The World Turned Upside Down, Julius Caesar, The Madras House, The Man With the Flower in His Mouth, Tales from the Vienna Woods, The Crucible, Piano, Troilus and Cressida, Money, Summerfolk, The Villain's Opera, Life x 3. At the Royal Court Theatre, he has appeared in The Local Stigmatic, The Duchess of Malfi, Man is Man, The Enoch Show, Erronenous Zones, The Tutor by Brecht, Lear and Bingo by Edward Bond and Piano/Forte by Terry Johnson. He was a founder member of Joint Stock appearing in their inaugural production The Speakers by Heathcote Williams. At The Royal Shakespeare Company he has played in The Marrying of Ann Leete, Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III, The Plain Dealer, Some Americans Abroad by Richard Nelson, Brand by Ibsen. His West End appearances include The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff, Benefactors by Michael Frayn (in whose Liberty Hall he also appeared in at the Greenwich Theatre), An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza, and Brand by Ibsen. He has also played the title role in King Lear at the Southwark Playhouse and Malvolio in Shakespeare's Globe's all-male production of Twelfth Night. His many TV appearances have included The Borgias (Cesare Borgia), David Copperfield, The Year of the French, The Play on One, Redemption, Poirot, The Camomile Lawn, Westbeach, Zorro, Sharpe's Battle, Rhodes, All Quiet on the Preston Front, Innocents, Judge John Deed, Inspector Lynley, Waking the Dead, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Beastly Games, Sensitive Skin, Midsomer Murders, Hotel Babylon. His films include Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, The Day Christ Died, Firefox, Oliver Twist, The Sicilian, Eleni, Hiding Out, Christopher Columbus, Son of the Pink Panther, The Innocent Sleep, Phoenix Blue, The Opium War, Beowulf, Baby Blue, The Dancer Upstairs, Shanghai Knights, The Bone Collector, Raindogs, Colour Me Kubrick.


The Last Duel Jean de Carrouges III 2021-10-13
Wonder Woman 1984 Simon Stagg 2020-12-16
Pylon The Chairman 2017-05-22
North v South Brian Galloway 2015-10-16
The Dark Knight Rises 2 Star Air Force General 2012-07-16
Henry IV, Part 2 - Live at Shakespeare's Globe King Henry IV 2012-06-25
Money 2010-05-23
Die Päpstin Arsenius 2009-10-22
Margaret Michael Heseltine 2009-03-26
Attila the Hun Actius 2008-03-16
Colour Me Kubrick PC Metcalf (uncredited) 2005-10-06
Midsomer Rhapsody Michael Maybury 2005-10-02
Shanghai Knights Jack the Ripper 2003-02-06
Out of the Ashes Moshe Perl 2003-04-13
The Dancer Upstairs Merino 2002-09-20
Baby Blue Ron Wood 2001-01-25
Beowulf Hrothgar 1999-04-01
鸦片战争 1997-06-30
The Innocent Sleep Lusano 1996-01-25
Sharpe's Battle Loup 1995-04-19
Joseph Architekt 1995-04-16
Son of the Pink Panther King Haroak 1993-08-27
Redemption Neville Nunn 1991-07-03
The Party Andrew Ford 1988-03-08
Hiding Out Hit-Man 1987-11-06
Eleni Katis 1985-11-01
Firefox Dmitri Priabin 1982-06-13
Oliver Twist Monks 1982-03-23
The Day Christ Died John 1980-03-26
Henry VIII Earl of Surrey 1979-02-25
Caesar and Claretta Giacomo 1975-05-08
Sovereign's Company Sender 1970-04-21
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Curtis 1968-01-22