Havers, Nigel 1949–

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Havers, Nigel 1949–


Full name, Nigel Allan Havers; born November 6, 1949, in London, England; son of Lord Michael (an attorney general and former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain) and Carolyn Gillian Elizabeth (maiden name, Lay) Havers; married Caroline Cox, 1974 (divorced January 26, 1989); married Polly Bloomfield, 1989 (died, June 24, 2004); children: (first marriage) Katherine. Education: Attended Leicester College of Art; trained for the stage at the Arts Educational Trust. Avocational Interests: Keeping fit, reading, and gardening.


Agent—Silver, Massetti, and Szatmary, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Manager—John Crosby Management, 1310 North Spaulding Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actor. The Jimmy Young Show, researcher; appeared in television commercials for Delta Airlines, 1996, and Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins furniture stores, 2004-06; as a child, played Billy Owen on the British radio series, Mrs. Dale's Diary. Previously worked as a wine merchant.

Awards, Honors:

Film Award nomination, best supporting artist, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1982, for Chariots of Fire.


Stage Appearances:

Conduct Unbecoming, Queen's Theatre, London, 1969.

Richard II, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1970.

Octavius Robinson, Man and Superman, Royal Shakespeare Company, Savoy Theatre, London, 1977.

Family Voices, National Theatre, London, 1982.

Art, London, 2001.

Pierre Brochant, See U Next Tuesday, Aldbery Theatre, London, 2003.

Also appeared in Season's Greetings, Greenwich Theatre, London; The Importance of Being Earnest, National Theatre, London; Ricochet; See You Next Tuesday; Rebecca.

Major Tours:

Richard II, Prospect Theatre Company, U.K. cities, 1970.

Film Appearances:

Young Monk, Pope Joan (also known as The Devil's Imposter), Columbia, 1972.

Estate agent, Full Circle (also known as The Haunting of Julia), CIC, 1976.

Counterman, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (also known as Too Many Chefs, Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe, Die Schlemmerorgie, and Qualcuno sta uccidendo I piu grandi cuochi d'europa), Warner Bros., 1978.

Lord Andrew Lindsay, Chariots of Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Ronny Heaslop, A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984.

Clement, A Different Kind of Love (also known as All for Love), 1985.

William John Wills, Burke & Wills, Hemdale, 1987.

Robert Jones, The Whistler Blower, Hemdale, 1987.

Dr. Rawlins, Empire of the Sun, Warner Bros., 1987.

Captain Fairbourne, Farewell to the King, 1989.

Alfred, Jours tranquilles a Clichy (also known as Giorni felici a Clichy, Quiet Days in Clichy, and Stille tage in Clichy), 1990.

Oliver Halkin, Prophecy, 1994.

Richard, Element of Doubt, 1996.

Paradise Lost, 1999.

Shadow Run, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

The Nearly Man, Granada, 1974.

Roger, Black Arrow, 1974-75.

Dr. Leach, A Question of Guilt, BBC, 1980.

Dr. Tom Latimer, Don't Wait Up, BBC, 1983.

Guy McFadyean, The Good Guys, YTV, 1992.

Dr. Jonathan Paige, Dangerfield, BBC, 1997-99.

Presenter, OK! TV, ITV, 1999.

Narrator, Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Shabby Tiger, ITV, 1973.

Roger Coyne, A Raging Calm, Granada, 1974.

Honorable Frederick Crichton, Edward the King (also known as Edward VII, Edward the Seventh, and The Royal Victorians), ITV, 1975.

Denis Porson, The Glittering Prizes, BBC, 1976, then PBS.

Title role, Nicholas Nickleby, BBC, 1977.

Conrad Baker, Pennies from Heaven, BBC, 1978.

Mark Ingram, An Englishman's Castle, BBC, 1978.

Paul Craddock, A Horseman Riding By, BBC, 1978.

Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Southern Pictures, 1981, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS.

Bobbie Shaw, Nancy Astor, BBC, 1982, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1984.

Roy Calvert, Strangers and Brothers, BBC, 1984.

Jim Fairley, Hold the Dream, London Weekend Television (LWT) and syndicated, 1986.

Carrisford, The Little Princess, LWT, then Wonderworks, PBS, 1987.

Ralph Ernest Gorse, The Charmer, LWT, 1987, then PBS, 1989.

Davy Marriner, Naked Under the Capricorn, Nine, 1989.

Edward, The Private War of Lucinda Smith, Nine, 1990.

Jeremy Coward/Sergei Rubley, Sleepers, PBS, 1991.

Hugh Fleming, A Perfect Hero, PBS, 1992.

Edmund Lagrange, The Glass Virgin (also known as Catherine Cookson's "The Glass Virgin"), 1995.

Michael Wilding, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Heydays Hotel, Granada, 1977.

George Martin, Birth of the Beatles, ABC, 1979.

Unity, BBC, 1981.

Thomas Quayne, The Death of the Heart, Granada, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.

Edward, The Private War of Lucinda Smith, 1990.

Peter Husak, Lie Down with Lions (also known as Red Eagle), Lifetime, 1994.

Steven Kaye, The Burning Season, HBO, 1994.

Halek, Bridge of Time, ABC, 1997.

Dr. Alex Marsden, The Heart Surgeon, BBC, 1997.

A. J. Raffles, The Gentleman Thief, BBC, 2001.

Nicholas Chadwick, "Flashback," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2002.

David Niven, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO, 2004.

Peter Hillman, Open Wide, ITV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ludovic Bates, Look Back in Darkness, ABC, 1975.

Roy Calvert, Strangers and Brothers, BBC, 1983.

Driving Force '86, BBC, 1986.

Lord Elgin, Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value, Channel Four, then PBS, 1987.

The Prince's Trust Gala, TBS, 1989.

An Audience with Des O'Connor, ITV, 2001.

Best Ever Bond, ITV1, 2002.

Dame Edna Live at the Palace, BBC, 2003.

Also appeared in French without Tears, Goodbye Darling, and After the Party.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Wise Child," Crown Court, ITV, 1973.

Peter Dinmont, "Joke Over," Upstairs Downstairs, ITV, 1975, then PBS.

Ludovic Bates, "The Next Voice You See," Thriller, ITV, then ABC, 1975.

Ronald Walker, "The Portland Millions," Victorian Scandals, Granada, 1976.

"Signals," Angels, BBC1, 1976.

Conrad Baker, Pennies from Heaven, BBC, then PBS, 1979.

"Coming Out," Play for Today, BBC, 1979.

Ronald Ransom, "Rumpole and the Course of True Love," Rumpole of the Bailey, Series II, ITV and PBS, 1981.

Miller, "Would You Believe It?," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Raold Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected), ITV1 and syndicated, 1981.

Leonid Shervinksy, "The White Guard," Play of the Month, BBC, 1982.

Harman, "Soft Targets," Play for Today, BBC1, 1982.

Dr. Tom Latimer, Don't Wait Up, BBC, 1983, 1988.

Roddy Buchanan, "Bon Voyage," Star Quality: Noel Coward Stories, BBC, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987.

"Nigel Havers," This Is Your Life, BBC, 1992.

Himself, Friday Night (also known as Terry Wogan's "Friday Night"), BBC1, 1993.

Oliver Halkin, "Prophecy," Chiller, ITV, 1995.

Himself, TFI Friday (also known as Thank Four It's Friday), Channel 4, 1996.

Philip, "Touched," Strangers, HBO, 1996.

Harvey Stafford, "Girl Friday," Murder Most Horrid, BBC1, 1996.

It's Only TV, But I Like It, 1999.

"Julian Fellowes," This Is Your Life, BBC, 2002.

Himself, The Kumars at No. 42, BBC2 and BBC American, 2002.

Himself, Parkinson, BBC, 2002.

Terry, "Fiftysomething," Manchild, BBC and BBC America, 2002.

Terry, "Marriage," Manchild, BBC and BBC America, 2003.

Kelly, UTV, 2003.

GMTV, ITV, 2003.

The All New Harry Hill Show, ITV, 2003.

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2003.

V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2003.

Today with Des and Mel, ITV, 2003.

Breakfast, BBC, 2003, 2006.

Leader of the opposition, Little Britain, BBC, 2004.

Henry Williamson, "Flying Home," Born and Bred, BBC and PBS, 2005.

"Actresses," Britain's Finest, Channel 5, 2005.

Loose Women, ITV, 2005.

The Wright Stuff, Channel 5, 2005.

Sunday AM, BBC, 2005.

"David Niven," The Hollywood Greats (also known as Hollywood Greats), BBC1, 2005.

This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), ITV, 2005, 2006.

The Paul O'Grady Show (also known as The New Paul O'Grady Show), ITV, 2005, 2006.

Grumpy Old Men, BBC, 2006.

The Play's the Thing, Channel 4, 2006.

Wogan Now & Then, 2006.

Also appeared in "She Fell among Thieves," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Raold Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected"), BBC, then syndicated; "Combat," Aspects of Love, Granada.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The Real Arnie Grffin," The Afternoon Play, BBC, 2003.


Taped Readings:

Proof by Dick Francis, 1993.



Premiere, February, 1998, p. 34.