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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oliver Cotton (born 20 June 1944 in London) is an English actor, known for his work on stage, TV and film.

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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Oliver Cotton (born 20 June 1944 in London) is an English actor, known for his work on stage, TV and film.

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.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Oliver Cotton, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.  

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1944-06-20

Place of Birth London

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Pylon as The Chairman
2015 North v South as Brian Galloway
2014 The Musketeers(1 episode)
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as 2 Star Air Force General
2012 Henry IV Part 2: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as King Henry IV
2010 Money
2009 Pope Joan as Arsenius
2009 Margaret as Michael Heseltine
2008 Attila the Hun as Actius
2006 Hotel Babylon(1 episode)
2005 Colour Me Kubrick as PC Metcalf (uncredited)
2003 Murder Investigation Team(1 episode)
2003 Out of the Ashes as Moshe Perl
2003 New Tricks(1 episode) as Hugh Dryden
2003 The Commander(2 episodes)
2003 Shanghai Knights as Jack the Ripper
2002 The Dancer Upstairs as Merino
2001 Baby Blue as Ron Wood
2000 Waking the Dead(2 episodes)
1999 Beowulf as Hrothgar
1997 The Opium War
1997 Midsomer Murders(1 episode)
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe(1 episode)
1996 The Innocent Sleep as Lusano
1995 Joseph as Architekt
1994 Space Precinct(1 episode)
1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front(19 episodes)
1993 Harry(1 episode) as Paul Collier
1993 Son of the Pink Panther as King Haroak
1992 Heartbeat(1 episode)
1992 The Camomile Lawn(5 episodes)
1992 The Camomile Lawn as Max
1991 Redemption as Neville Nunn
1988 Hannay(1 episode)
1986 Lovejoy(1 episode)
1985 Eleni as Katis
1984 Robin of Sherwood(2 episodes)
1982 Firefox as Dmitri Priabin
1982 Oliver Twist as Monks
1981 Bergerac(1 episode)
1981 The Borgias as Cesare Borgia
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1975 Space: 1999(1 episode)
1975 Caesar and Claretta as Giacomo
1970 Sovereign's Company as Sender
1967 Callan(1 episode)

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