Kenneth Haigh

Biography

Kenneth Haigh (born 25 March 1931 in Mexborough, Yorkshire) is a British actor. He played the central role of Jimmy Porter in the very first production of John Osborne's seminal play Look Back in Anger in 1956. His performance in a 1958 Broadway theatre production of that play so moved one young woman in the audience that she mounted the stage and slapped him in mid-performance. For the film version produced that year, he was passed over in favour of Richard Burton. Coincidentally, he went on to portray the explorer and adventurer Richard Francis Burton in the BBC production of The Search for the Nile. He also briefly appeared in the Beatles' 1964 film A Hard Day's Night. Later he portrayed the upstart Joe Lampton, a character created by John Braine in the novel Room at the Top, in the television series Man at the Top and the spin-off film Man at the Top (1973). Haigh has also made occasional appearances on American television, and his most recognisable appearance is that of Flight Lieutenant William Terrance Decker on the Twilight Zone episode "The Last Flight". Haigh also portrayed Pat Casey in Lionel Bart's Maggie May. Filmography Companions in Crime (1954) My Teenage Daughter (1956) Saint Joan (1957) High Flight (1957) Cleopatra (1963) A Hard Day's Night (1964) Weekend at Dunkirk (1964) The Deadly Affair (1966) A Lovely Way to Die (1968) Journey to Murder (1971) Eagle in a Cage (1972) Man at the Top (1973) Robin and Marian (1976) A Walk in the Sun (1978) The Bitch (1979) Night Train to Murder (1983) A State of Emergency (1986) Shuttlecock (1991) Mr. Blue (2004) (from wikipedia)

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Birth Place

Mexborough, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Birth Date

3/25/1931

Death Date

2/4/2018
Known For
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Wild Geese 2

Col. Reed-Henry

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The Bitch

Arnold Rinstead

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A Lovely Way to Die

Jonathan Fleming

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Man at the Top

Joe Lampton

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Eagle in a Cage

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Night Train to Murder

Cousin Milton / Cousin Homer

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Shuttlecock

Dr. Quinn

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Lorna Doone

Judge Jeffreys

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Saint Joan

Brother Martin Ladvenu

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Weekend at Dunkirk

Atkins

Starring In
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Danielle Steel's the Ring - Parts 1 & 2

Dr. Kopek

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Lorna Doone

Judge Jeffreys

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Shuttlecock

Dr. Quinn

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Wild Geese 2

Col. Reed-Henry

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Night Train to Murder

Cousin Milton / Cousin Homer

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The Bitch

Arnold Rinstead

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Robin and Marian

Sir Ranulf

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Man at the Top

Joe Lampton

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Eagle in a Cage

Napoleon Bonaparte

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A Lovely Way to Die

Jonathan Fleming

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The Deadly Affair

Bill Appleby

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Weekend at Dunkirk

Atkins

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A Hard Day's Night

Simon Marshall (uncredited)

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Cleopatra

Brutus

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Saint Joan

Brother Martin Ladvenu

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