Oliver Cotton

Oliver Cotton

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1944-06-20 (77 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: London

33 Movies · 23 TV shows

Biography

Oliver Charles Cotton (born 20 June 1944) is an English actor, comedian and playwright, known for his prolific work on stage, TV and film. He remains best known for his role as Cesare Borgia in the BBC's 1981 drama series The Borgias.

Early Life

Cotton was born in London on 20 June 1944, the son of Ester and Robert Norman Cotton. He trained at the Drama Centre, London.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

6.53
2020
A bungled store robbery places Wonder Woman in a global battle against a powerful and mysterious ancient force that puts her powers in jeopardy.
TV
The English Game

The English Game

6
2020
Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game.

2019.

1 Movie
Us Among the Stones

Us Among the Stones

2019
A family clan gathers beside an ageing matriarch’s deathbed at her home on Dartmoor, but the conviviality soon gives way to the unearthing of long-buried secrets and resentments.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
Killing Eve

Killing Eve

6.47
2018
A security consultant is looking for an assassin. They play an epic game of cat-and-mouse because they are equally obsessed with each other.

2015.

1 Movie
North v South

North v South

2015
For a long time the criminal Underworlds of the North and South were begrudgingly bumped along. Like the Cold War, territories were respected out of necessity to avoid apocalypse, with each side keepi...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
The Musketeers

The Musketeers

6.78
2014
Set in 17th century Paris, musketeers Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan are members of an elite band of soldiers who fight for what is just. They are heroes because they can be trusted and believe...

2013.

1 Movie
Gangs of Tooting Broadway

Gangs of Tooting Broadway

2013
Tooting Broadway is an urban crime drama set in 2009, with a South London location that gives it a feel of a fast paced story that highlights a rarely seen gang culture.

2012.

2 Movies
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises

6.22
2012
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation, and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police De...
Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 2

Shakespeare's Globe: Henry IV, Part 2

2012
Hotspur is dead and Prince Hal has proved his mettle on the battlefield, but King Henry IV lies dying and the rebels show no sign of surrendering. Even Sir John Falstaff is forced out of the taverns t...

2010.

1 Movie
Money

Money

2010
The book was turned into a movie.

2009.

2 Movies
Pope Joan

Pope Joan

8
2009
A 9th century woman of English descent who was born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican hierarchy.
Margaret

Margaret

2009
A detailed and compelling portrait of one of the most formidable characters in British politics as she faces her final days in power. The year is 1990 and Margaret Thatcher's hold on the premier's off...

2008.

1 Movie
Attila the Hun

Attila the Hun

2008
A marauding barbarian with a reputation as one of history's monsters, even today Attila's name is a synonym for savagery.

2006.

1 TV show
TV
Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon

2006
A British television drama series based on the book of the same name was produced by Carnival Films and aired from January 2006 to August 2009. The show ended after its fourth series, leaving the fina...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

2005
A former model is trying to adjust to life in London.
Midsomer Rhapsody

Midsomer Rhapsody

2005
A valuable musical manuscript was sold cheaply at an auction.
Colour Me Kubrick

Colour Me Kubrick

2005
The true story of a man who posed as Stanley Kubrick in a production of Eyes Wide Shut, despite knowing very little about his work and looking nothing like him.

2003.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Shanghai Knights

Shanghai Knights

6.19
2003
The dynamic duo of Roy O'Bannon and Chon Wang are back. They're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on a bigger case. The plot to kill the royal family was uncovered by Chon's ...
TV
Murder Investigation Team

Murder Investigation Team

2003
Murder Investigation Team is a British police procedural drama series that is a spin-off from The Bill. The series is based on the cases of a Murder Investigation Team that were featured in The Bill.
Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

2003
Gisella Perl, a Jewish doctor from Hungary, was imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp during World War II.
TV
New Tricks

New Tricks

2003
The fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service are the subject of New Tricks. It is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to investigate unsol...

2002.

1 Movie
The Dancer Upstairs

The Dancer Upstairs

2002
A detective in a South American country is looking for a revolutionary guerilla leader.

2001.

1 Movie

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

4.67
2000
A detective team uses new techniques to solve old crimes.

1999.

1 Movie
Beowulf

Beowulf

1
1999
Beowulf learns about a man-eating creature that comes in the night to eat warriors trapped at the outpost. Hrothgar is the ruler of the outpost. He has a daughter with a husband who may have been murd...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

6
1997
The Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to eliminate the innocent and pursue the guilty.
The Opium War

The Opium War

1997
The story of the Opium War between China, in the waning days of the Qing Dynasty, and the British Empire, in the 1830s, and the subsequent takeover of Hong Kong by Britain; through the eyes of the key...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Innocent Sleep

The Innocent Sleep

1996
Alan is a homeless man from Northern England who lost his wife and job. While sleeping in a deserted building, Alan witnessed the murder of a high-profile businessman. When someone tried to leave the ...
TV
Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe

6
1996
British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-...

1995.

2 Movies
Sharpe's Battle

Sharpe's Battle

1995
When the King of Spain's Irish Royal brigade is ordered to shape up, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.
Joseph

Joseph

1995
The Biblical story of Joseph, who was sold to slavery by his brothers who were jealous of his prophetic abilities to analyze dreams and of his being their fathers' favorite.

1994.

2 TV shows
TV
(All Quiet on the) Preston Front

(All Quiet on the) Preston Front

1994
All Quiet on the Preston Front (or the shortened Preston Front as it became known for series two and three) was a BBC comedy drama about a group of friends in the fictional Lancashire town of Roker Br...
TV
Space Precinct

Space Precinct

6
1994
Space Precinct is a British television series that aired from 1994 to 1995 on Sky One and later on BBC Two in Britain, and in first-run syndication in the US. Many US stations scheduled the show in la...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Harry

Harry

1993
Between 1993 and 1995 there was a television drama series called Harry that was made by Union Pictures for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Harry Salter was a journalist who ran a news agency in ...
Son of the Pink Panther

Son of the Pink Panther

5.91
1993
The Pink Panther series is over. Inspector Clouseau's illegitimate son is involved in a case.

1992.

2 TV shows
TV
The Camomile Lawn

The Camomile Lawn

1992
The Camomile Lawn was aired on Channel 4. Five cousins meet in 1939 to remember a world that will never be the same again.
TV
Heartbeat

Heartbeat

9
1992
The series was set in the 1960's in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield.

1991.

1 Movie
Redemption

Redemption

1991
Stan Peachey is back in his village after 16 years away. His wife still loves him. What was his crime?

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Party

The Party

1988
10 May 1968 Students and police clash in Paris as the barricades burst into flames. The Left in London are having a discussion.
TV
Hannay

Hannay

1988
Hannay was a 1988 spin-off from the 1978 film version of John Buchan's novel The Thirty-Nine Steps which had starred Robert Powell as Richard Hannay. In the series, Powell reprised the role of Hannay...

1987.

1 Movie
Hiding Out

Hiding Out

1987
A successful stock broker is called to testify against a mob boss. Andrew must return to high school to be protected from the mob.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Lovejoy

Lovejoy

5
1986
Lovejoy is an antiques dealer. He has a reputation as a divvie, a person with almost supernatural powers for distinguishing exceptional items as well as distinguishing genuine antique from clever fake...

1985.

1 Movie
Eleni

Eleni

1985
When Nick is posted to a bureau in Greece, he is a writer in New York. He has been waiting for this for 30 years. He wants to find out why his mother was killed during the civil war. In the parallel p...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Robin of Sherwood

Robin of Sherwood

1984
The British television series was inspired by the legend of Robin Hood. The show ran on the ITV network from 1984 to 1986 and was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest. Robin Hood was retitled...

1982.

2 Movies
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

1982
The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.
Firefox

Firefox

5.78
1982
The soviets developed a new jet fighter called 'Firefox'. The British sent an ex-Vietnam War pilot to steal the Firefox from the Soviet Union because they were worried that the jet would be used as a ...

1981.

2 TV shows
TV
The Borgias

The Borgias

1981
The lives of one of the most intriguing families in history is the subject of a serial.
TV
Bergerac

Bergerac

6
1981
The show is in Jersey. Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac is a detective in Le Bureau des trangers, which is part of the States of Jersey Police.

1980.

1 Movie
The Day Christ Died

The Day Christ Died

1980
The Crucifixion of Christ is seen from a political and historical point of view.

1979.

1 Movie
Henry VIII

Henry VIII

1979
Henry wants to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Bullen and he flies in the face of the church. The court has political intrigue and accusations of treachery as the powerful Lord Chancellor of En...

1978.

1 TV show
TV
BBC Television Shakespeare

BBC Television Shakespeare

1978
The plays of William Shakespeare are the subject of a series of British television adaptations. It was transmitted in the UK from 1978 to 1985 and spanned seven series. The first episode of the series...

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Space: 1999

Space: 1999

6
1975
When the Moon is thrown into deep space, the crew of Moonbase Alpha will have a hard time surviving.
Caesar and Claretta

Caesar and Claretta

1975
The last few hours of Mussolini's life are dramatised.

1970.

1 Movie
Sovereign's Company

Sovereign's Company

1970
The story of a boy from an army family with a long tradition of honor and distinction, who goes to a military academy as an officer cadet, and finds himself unsuited to the life, is the story of Sover...

1968.

1 Movie
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

1968
Jamie McGregor (Barry Evans) is a virginal sixth-former in suburbia delivering groceries for the local supermarket, but he is more interested in other matters - Mary, Linda, Paula and Caroline. He tri...

1967.

1 TV show
TV
Callan

Callan

1967
Callan is a British television series about espionage. It was produced by ABC Weekend Television and later Thames Television and aired on the ITV network for four seasons. Edward Woodward played David...
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