Nigel Davenport

Year of birth: 1928 (Died 2013)

Earlier/current work: Had a long career starting in 1953 appearing in stage plays, television plays and many series including films. Credits include A Man for All Seasons, South Riding, Howard’s Way, Trainer, Chariots of Fire, Longitude, David Copperfield and the Adventures of Robin Hood. On stage performances include A Man For All Seasons, Relative Values and A Taste of Honey.

Time in Chesterfield: 1954 1955

Productions in Chesterfield:
The River Line
Someone at the Door
No Time for Comedy
Queer Cargo
For Better, For Worse
Lovers’ Leap
Off the Record - played Tom D'Arcy MP
Dial M for Murder
The Gay Dog
The Lady Purrs
Sweethearts and Wives
Hobson’s Choice
Vanity Fair
Hay Fever
Bed, Board and Romance
Top Secret
The Miser
Journey’s End
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Almost a Honeymoon
Captain Carvello
Affairs of State
Down Came a Blackbird
Dear Charles

Links to Chesterfield: “Luckily, Gerard Glaister, who went on to produce Howards’ Way asked me to a new repertory company at Chesterfield. I did 77 plays there over two years.” (Daily Express, 17 December 2011). He appeared at the Pomegranite in many productions with David McCallum and Wilfred Brambell.