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British actor Nigel Davenport dies at 85

Nigel Davenport, who starred in the iconic British films A Man for All Seasons (1966) and Chariots of Fire (1981) has died at the age of 85, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

Davenport was a founding member of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court and made his London theater debut in 1952 in Noel Coward’s Relative Values. He went on to star in two Oscar-winning films, Fred Zimmerman’s A Man for All Seasons as the Duke of Norfolk and as Lord Birkenhead in Chariots of Fire. He was also a big presence on British TV, including roles in The Saint, Keeping Up Appearances, and Howard’s Way.

His survivors include Smash and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Jack Davenport.