Derren Nesbitt (born Derren Michael Horwitz; 19 June 1935) is a British actor. Nesbitt's film career began in the late 1950s and he also appeared in numerous TV series in the late 1960s into the 1970s. He is well-remembered for his role as Major von Hapen in the 1968 film Where Eagles Dare.
Nesbitt has been married four times and has five children from his various marriages.In 1961 he married his first wife, the actress Anne Aubrey, and they had a daughter the next year. On 25 January 1973 he was fined £250 when he pleaded guilty to two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in October the previous year. He thrashed her with a leather strap after she told him that she was having an affair with another man. He also bruised her by grabbing her clothing the next day when she refused to tell him details about her lover. She divorced him a few months later.His third wife was an Australian beauty queen, and for a time he moved to her country. As of 2014, he lives in Worthing, West Sussex, with his fourth wife, Miranda.
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An old drag queen and a younger one form an unlikely friendship, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and mortality. They realize how to be themselves as they discover more about e...
Home for Christmas
Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after; a dream job in a charming independent cinema by the seaside and a gorgeous boyf...
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The Courtroom starred many former British soap stars and was created by Phil Redmond.
Double X: The Name of the Game
Expert safecracker Arthur Clutten (Wisdom) masterminds heists for a criminal syndicate he belongs to. But after witnessing the brutal methods of persuasion being meted out by gang leader, Ignatius Smi...
Two British con men are forced to pose as scientists to get the attention of the spies.
In Norway a military plane crashes under mysterious circumstances, the pilot reported many lights falling from the sky in his last message. NATO wants to play down the incident, but the famous TV mode...
GLC: The Carnage Continues
The Greater London Council fight to save the capital against the wicked Ice Maiden.
Eat the Rich
Alex is a waiter at an exclusive restaurant. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and his associates attempt to go on a rampage. The prime-minister-to-be's campaign is...
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The Comic Strip Presents
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians, who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as an example of alterna...
Drama, crime. In Las Vegas, young Barry Nichols accidentally stole a fortune from the Mob and was slashed to death by a limping hood. Later, his girlfriend arrives in London with a stack of stolen cre...
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Return of the Saint
Return of the Saint was a British action-adventure television series that aired for one season in 1978 and 1979 in Britain on ITV, and was also broadcast on CBS in the United States. It ran for 24 epi...
Give Us Tomorrow
The family of a bank manager are taken hostage in order to rob his bank.
In order to unmask a pathological killer who is targeting the beautiful centrefolds of Playbirds magazine, a sexy policewoman Lucy Sheridan puts her life and reputation on the line by sleeping with mi...
A nuclear war specialist returns from a mission gathering data on Soviet communications and electronic warfare techniques in theArctic Ocean to find that his flat has been broken into and mysteriously...
The Amorous Milkman
Davey's milk delivery job is not exciting. When a few of the lonely housewives, including the attractive Rita (Diana Dors), want him to deliver a little more than just a small amount of milk, he launc...
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Ooh... You Are Awful
During their flight out of Italy, Charlie and Reggie Peek were arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a Swiss Bank and when Charlie is released, he will be told which ba...
Burke & Hare
Two men go into business supplying medical colleges with cadavers by robbing graves.
The Protectors is a British television series, an action thriller created by Gerry Anderson. It was Anderson's second TV series using live actors as opposed to electronic marionettes, and also his sec...
John Craig is given the task of tracking down a Russian scientist who is on the run. The game is called cross and double-cross.
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Special Branch is a British television show. The Special Branch anti-espionage and anti-terrorist department of the London Metropolitan Police were the focus of a police drama series.
Where Eagles Dare
An American general is being held hostage in a castle that is nearly impossible to break during World War II. Before it's too late, it's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the genera...
Nobody Runs Forever
Detective Scobie Malone accepts a mission to fly to London to arrest Sir James Quentin, a high-level commissioner wanted down under for murder. The target of an assassin is the key to peace negotiatio...
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The Naked Runner
Sam Laker, an American industrialist, won an international award for industrial design. He is going to travel to East Germany to show off his invention and take his son with him. A British Intelligenc...
A secret agent is kidnapped and taken to a strange prison that looks like an idyllic village. His warders want to know more. He only tries to escape.
Operation Third Form
Operation Third Form, features a fresh-faced John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) in a sparkling performance as the schoolboy out to foil a pair of north London crooks, is a pacey boy's own adventure complet...
The Blue Max
A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
Doctor Who: Marco Polo
The TARDIS crew lands in the Himalayas of Cathay in 1289, their ship badly damaged, and are picked up by Marco Polo's caravan on its way along the fabled Silk Road to see the Emperor Kublai Khan. The ...
A Matter of Choice
A philandering woman is in deep trouble when her lover is killed by a gang of youths.
When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out ...
The manager and cashier are locked in the strongroom during a bank robbery. The gang returns to the bank to try and release the pair before the police show up.
Term of Trial
A schoolteacher plagued by alcoholism and his refusal to serve in World War II, Graham Weir inspires contempt in almost everyone around him, including his bitter wife, Anna. When the lovely young Shir...
The Man in the Back Seat
The haunting story of two incompetent crooks and an unwanted passenger which obviously has its roots in the Banquo’s ghost segment of Macbeth.
Caroline of Rijeka
The movie is based on the story of a young person. The town of Rijeka was in danger of being destroyed when the English fleet began firing cannons on the Adriatic port.
The path to success was taken by Melville Farr. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife, Farr's career and personal life are almost idyllic. When blackmailers link Farr to a ...
The Giant Behemoth
Changes in the ocean's ecology caused by marine atomic tests result in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dinosaur, which threatens London.
Room at the Top
Despite falling in love with a married older woman, an ambitious young accountant plans to marry a wealthy factory owner's daughter.
Life in Danger
Panic and fear overtake a small British farming community after a homicidal child-killer escapes from a local mental hospital.
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The Adventures of William Tell
ITC Entertainment produced the British swashbuckler adventure series The Adventures of William Tell.
The Invisible Man
Peter Brady, a British scientist, died in a tragic accident while working on an invisibility formula. He goes on missions to stop bad guys while working on a method to regain his visibility.
The Silent Enemy
Frogmen and manned torpedoes are being used to attack harbours. The Allied forces need to come up with a solution to the threat. Lionel Crabb.
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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot
The first broadcast of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot was on the ITV network. William Russell played the Knight of the Round Table in the time of King Arthur.