Person Details

Birthday: 1906-05-04 09:36:35

Death: 1987-02-23 09:36:35

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: East Sheen, Surrey, England

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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Play of the Month
Average
4

Play of the Month

(1965) Helmut
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Average
5

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

(1987) Second Elder
Peeping Tom
Average
8

Peeping Tom

(1960) Arthur Baden
The Champions
Average
6

The Champions

(1968) Minister
The Red Shoes
Average
8

The Red Shoes

(1948) Livy
The Element of Crime
Average
7

The Element of Crime

(1984) Osborne
Anne of the Thousand Days
Average
7

Anne of the Thousand Days

(1969) Kingston
Black Narcissus
Average
8

Black Narcissus

(1947) The Old General

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1987 Liversage
Second Elder
1984 Osborne
Judge
1983 N/A
1981 Priam
Lepidus
1978 Old Capulet
Old Capulet
1977 N/A
1976 N/A
Old Defender
1975 N/A
1972 Doctor
1971 N/A
General Hulot
Bishop de Quadra
1969 Kingston
Dom Issigri
Ballad Singer
1968 Minister
1966 N/A
N/A
1965 Old Judge
Helmut
N/A
N/A
1964 N/A
1963 N/A
Chorus
1962 Antoine Louvois
N/A
N/A
1961 Professor Ernest Reinhart
1960 N/A
Arthur Baden
N/A
Captain Leach - 'Prince of Wales'
1959 Von Schriber
1958 Stricker
1957 N/A
Hoffman
1956 N/A
High Priest
1953 Prof. Newman
1952 Evans the Milk
1951 The Father
1950 Abel Woodus
1948 Bernardo
Livy
1947 Dantos
Dr. Bryerly
Camp Announcer
The Old General
1944 Fluellen - Captain in the English Army
Narrator / Seven-Sisters Soldier / Village Idiot
David Davies
1943 Von Schiffer
1941 Vicar's Son
1940 Mr. Pidgeon
1939 Raille
1938 Guy Rogers
Michael
1937 Dennis Melross
1936 Pavo Collin
Cadet Silvio
1935 Pete Borden
Tony Mardon
1934 Geoffrey Dawson
Johann Strauss, the Younger
1933 Eddie Martin
1931 John Tring
Philip Connor
John Lenley
Davy Summers
1928 Radio operator
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1955 Dialogue Coach
Year Role Movie/Tv

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