Esmond Knight

Esmond Knight

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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    East Sheen, Surrey, England
    Birthday
    5/4/1906
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7.7
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The Element of Crime
6.4
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7.3
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5.3
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0
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6.3
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Dandy Dick
5.8
The End of the River
The End of the River
5
Girls Will Be Boys
Girls Will Be Boys
4.3
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7.5
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0
What Men Live By
8
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6.3
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6.2
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4
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Deadlock
0
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The Parachute
0
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Uncle Silas
5.8
Gone to Earth
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5.9
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7
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A Canterbury Tale
6.9
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The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
6.6
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The Halfway House
6.5
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0
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77 Park Lane
0
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The Steel Key
5.5
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Doctor Who: The Space Pirates
6.5
Decision at Midnight
6
Peeping Tom
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7.4
The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes
8
The Vicar of Bray
5.5
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
6.1
Yellow Dog
Yellow Dog
2.2
Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus
7.5
Sink the Bismarck!
Sink the Bismarck!
6.8
Robin and Marian
Robin and Marian
6.3
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
7.1
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask
6.3
The Prince and the Showgirl
The Prince and the Showgirl
6.4
Henry V
Henry V
6.6
Troilus & Cressida
Troilus & Cressida
8
Anne of the Thousand Days
Anne of the Thousand Days
7
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Romeo & Juliet
7.4
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Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder
9
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A Voyage Round My Father
7.6
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Helen of Troy
6.2
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
4.6
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