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Christopher Benjamin is a British actor, born 27 December 1934 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

He is well known for his roles in some of the UK's biggest cult television programmes. This included playing the same character in two Patrick McGoohan dramas, Danger Man and The Prisoner, fuelling speculation that they are possibly linked. He was also a regular in The Avengers and Doctor Who, playing in three episodes of each, mostly in comedy roles.

He also played recurring roles in several period dramas. He was Sir John Glutton, the regular adversary in the period family adventure series Dick Turpin, Channing in several episodes of the third series of When The Boat Comes In, and Prosper Profound in the acclaimed 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga .

He reprised the role of Henry Gordon Jago, from the Doctor Who serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang in four series of Jago and Litefoot audio plays, after a well received episode of the Big Finish Productions audio C.D. series Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles entitled The Mahogany Murderers. He acted alongside Trevor Baxter who played Professor George Litefoot.

Predominantly a theatre actor, he has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 June to 5 October 2008 as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Christopher Benjamin is a British actor, born 27 December 1934 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

He is well known for his roles in some of the UK's biggest cult television programmes. This included playing the same character in two Patrick McGoohan dramas, Danger Man and The Prisoner, fuelling speculation that they are possibly linked. He was also a regular in The Avengers and Doctor Who, playing in three episodes of each, mostly in comedy roles.

He also played recurring roles in several period dramas. He was Sir John Glutton, the regular adversary in the period family adventure series Dick Turpin, Channing in several episodes of the third series of When The Boat Comes In, and Prosper Profound in the acclaimed 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga .

He reprised the role of Henry Gordon Jago, from the Doctor Who serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang in four series of Jago and Litefoot audio plays, after a well received episode of the Big Finish Productions audio C.D. series Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles entitled The Mahogany Murderers. He acted alongside Trevor Baxter who played Professor George Litefoot.

Predominantly a theatre actor, he has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He appeared at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 June to 5 October 2008 as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 70

Birthday 1934-12-27

Place of Birth Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Legend of Tarzan as Lord Knutsford
2011 The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff
2007 Angel as Lord Norley
2005 Doctor Who (1 episode)
2002 Foyle's War (1 episode)
2001 Judge John Deed (4 episodes)
2001 Sword of Honour as Doctor
1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (2 episodes) as Troll Manager
1999 Treasure Island as Squire Trelawney
1998 The Tichborne Claimant as Gibbes
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1995 Pride and Prejudice (6 episodes) as Sir William Lucas
1994 As You Like It as Duke Frederick / Corin (voice)
1993 Magic Grandad (1 episode) as Sir John Gage
1992 Heartbeat (1 episode)
1992 Maigret (2 episodes)
1991 Thatcher: The Final Days as George Younger
1989 Anything More Would Be Greedy (6 episodes)
1989 Young Charlie Chaplin (1 episode)
1988 A Gentleman's Club (2 episodes)
1987 Inspector Morse (1 episode)
1987 The Diary of Anne Frank (4 episodes) as Mr. Hans Van Daan
1986 Casualty (1 episode) as Henry Lindall
1986 Call Me Mister (1 episode)
1986 Lovejoy (1 episode)
1986 Yes, Prime Minister (1 episode)
1985 Cyrano de Bergerac as Montfleury
1985 Dempsey and Makepeace (1 episode)
1984 Sherlock Holmes (1 episode) as Dr. Huxtable
1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (10 episodes)
1982 The Plague Dogs as Rowf (voice)
1980 Hawk the Slayer as Fitzwalter
1980 Donkeys' Years as Norman Tate
1979 Minder (1 episode)
1979 Shoestring (1 episode)
1979 Dick Turpin (31 episodes)
1978 The Sandbaggers (1 episode)
1977 Target (1 episode)
1977 Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang as Henry Gordon Jago
1975 Rumpole of the Bailey (1 episode)
1975 Get Some In! (2 episodes)
1975 Poldark (9 episodes)
1975 My Son Reuben (4 episodes)
1975 Angels (1 episode)
1974 Brief Encounter as Porter
1974 Father Brown (1 episode)
1973 Thriller (1 episode)
1973 Baffled! as Verelli
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1972 Van der Valk (1 episode)
1971 Upstairs, Downstairs (1 episode)
1971 Jason King (1 episode)
1971 Budgie (1 episode)
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1970 Døden i gatene
1970 Junket 89
1970 Ace of Wands (2 episodes)
1970 Doctor Who: Inferno as Sir Keith Gold
1969 Paul Temple (1 episode)
1969 Ring of Bright Water as Fishmonger
1967 The Prisoner (3 episodes)
1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (1 episode)
1965 Play of the Month (2 episodes)
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (1 episode)
1964 Detective (1 episode)
1963 Doctor Who (6 episodes) as Sir Keith Gold (6 episodes) as Jago
1962 The Saint (1 episode)
1962 Z-Cars (1 episode)
1961 The Avengers (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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