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Christopher Cazenove

Christopher Cazenove

British actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British actor
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Television actor Film actor Stage actor
A.K.A. Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove
Gender male
Birth December 17, 1943 (Winchester)
Death April 7, 2010 (London)
Family
Spouse: Angharad Rees
Education Eton College, Dragon School, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
The details
Biography

Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove (17 December 1943 – 7 April 2010) was an English film, television and stage actor.

Early life and career

He was born Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove, on 17 December 1943, the son of Brigadier Arnold de Lerisson Cazenove and Elizabeth Laura (née Gurney, 1914–1994) in Winchester, Hampshire, but was brought up in Bowlish, Somerset. He was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College, Durham University's College of the Venerable Bede and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Cazenove often portrayed British aristocrats, and first made his name in the 1972 drama series, The Regiment. Other notable roles included Charlie Tyrrell in the 1976-77 period drama series The Duchess of Duke Street, and in 1986 he appeared as Ben Carrington in the US soap opera Dynasty, which he played until the following year. From 2001-03, he had a recurring role in the British drama series Judge John Deed, playing Row Colemore.

On the stage, he appeared as Henry Higgins in the British and American productions of My Fair Lady from 2005 through to 2008. He also starred in the London West End production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 1994 alongside Susannah York.

Personal life

Cazenove was married to actress Angharad Rees from 1973 until their divorce in 1994. They had two sons, Linford James (20 July 1974 — 10 September 1999); and Rhys William (born 1976); Linford died in a car crash on the M11 in Essex. From 2003 until his death, Cazenove's partner was Isabel Davis.

Death

In February 2010, Cazenove collapsed at his London home. He was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London, suffering from septicaemia. He died on 7 April 2010 from the effects of the illness at St Thomas's Hospital, aged 66. The actor "died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones", said a statement released by his agent, his family and girlfriend.

Cazenove's funeral on 16 April 2010 was held at St Paul's, Covent Garden, London.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Julius Caesar Servant to Mark Antony Uncredited
There's a Girl in My Soup Nigel Uncredited
1975 Royal Flash Eric Hansen
1977 East of Elephant Rock Robert Proudfoot
1978 La petite fille en velours bleu (aka Little Girl in Blue Velvet) Baby
1979 Zulu Dawn Lt. Coghill
1981 Eye of the Needle David
From a Far Country Tadek
1983 Heat and Dust Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector (The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)
Merchant Ivory Film
1984 Until September Philip
1985 Jenny's War Capt. Preston TV Series, 4 episodes
Mata Hari Karl von Bayerling
1986 The Fantasist Inspector McMyler
1988 Windmills of the Gods Desforges TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes
Tears in the Rain Michael Bredon TV movie
Blind Justice Joseph Mahoney Also known as Hold My Hand I'm Dying
1989 Souvenir William Root
The Lady and the Highwayman Rudolph Vyne TV movie
1990 3 Men and a Little Lady Edward Hargreave
1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III Palmer
1996 The Proprietor Elliott Spencer Merchant Ivory Film
1998 Shadow Run Melchior
2000 Contaminated Man President of Clarion
2001 A Knight's Tale John Thatcher
Beginner's Luck Andrew Fontaine
2004 La Femme Musketeer Athos TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes
2009 Hotel Babylon Damien Rushby TV Series, 1 episode
2010 Alexander the Great from Macedonia Aristotle (final film role)

Television

  • The Regiment (1972–1973)
  • Omnibus: The British Hero (1973 BBC TV documentary/selected dramatised scenes) — Heroes: Tom Brown, Richard Hannay, Beau Geste, Bulldog Drummond and James Bond
  • Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill (1974) — George Cornwallis-West
  • Duchess of Duke Street (1976–77) — Charles "Charlie" Tyrrell
  • Hammer House of Horror (1980) Episode: "Children of the Full Moon" — Tom Martin
  • Ladykillers (1981) Episode: A Smile is Sometimes Worth a Million DollarsRonald True
  • Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984) Episode: "In Possession" — Frank Daly
  • Kane & Abel (1985) - The Baron
  • Dynasty (1986–1987) — Ben Carrington
  • Judge John Deed (2001-2003) - Row Colemore
  • Dalziel and Pascoe (2005) - Episode: 'Dead Meat', Parts 1 and 2 - Guy Latimer
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