Oliver Cotton Biography (1944-)

Born June 20, 1944, in London, England; son of Robert Norman and Ester Cotton; married Catherine Stevens (marriage dissolved).

Favorite roles Axel Ney Hoch in The Speakers, John Abud, in The Marrying of Anne Leete, and Jack Cade in Henry VI.

Actor, writer
Birth Details
June 20, 1944
London, England

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Curtis, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, United Artists, 1968
  • Dmitri Priabin, Firefox, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Katis, Eleni, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Commander Roccofino, The Sicilian, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Killer, Hiding Out, De Laurentiis Entertainment, 1987
  • Harana, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, 1992
  • Year of the Comet, 1992
  • King Fahed, Son of the Pink Panther (also known as Blake Edwards' Son of the Pink Panther and Il figlio della pantera rosa),1993
  • Lusano, The Innocent Sleep, Rosebud Communications Releasing, 1996
  • Hrothgar, Beowulf, Dimension Films/Miramax, 1999
  • Ron Wood, Baby Blue, Buena Vista International, 2001
  • Also appeared as George Elliot, The Opium War.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Cesare Borgia, The Borgias, BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1981
  • Brazilian, "The Bretts II," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • Declan, All Quiet on the Preston Front, 1994
  • Movies
  • John, The Day Christ Died, CBS, 1980
  • Monks, Oliver Twist, 1982
  • Loup, Sharpe's Battle, 1995
  • Miniseries
  • Corbeau, Return to Treasure Island, 1985
  • Mr. Murdstone, "David Copperfield," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988
  • Architect, Joseph (also known as The Bible: Joseph and Joseph in Egypt), TNT, 1995
  • Joseph Chamberlain, Rhodes, 1996
  • Specials
  • Earl of Surrey, "Henry VIII," The Shakespeare Plays, BBC, then PBS, 1979
  • Also appeared as Gregorie Rolf, The Adventure of the Western Star.
  • Episodic
  • Andarez, "God Help Your Friends," Callan, 1970
  • Spearman, "The Full Circle," Space: 1999, 1975
  • Jacques Laronde, "Come Out Fighting," Bergerac, 1983
  • Stefan, "Good as New," Cats Eyes, 1986
  • Frobel, "The Axeman Cometh," Lovejoy, 1986
  • Raoul Gomez, "Don't Buy from Me, Argentina," Boon, 1989
  • Also appeared as Lord Owen of Clun, "Herne's Son," Robin of Sherwood.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Appeared in The Peasants Revolt; in The Year of the French;in Sovereign's Company; in Ross; in Thank You Miss Jones; in The Party; as Max Erstweiler, The Camomile Lawn; as David, Fireworks; as Alan Cromer, Westbeach; as Neville, Redemption; as Ford, The Party; as Tom, Room at the Bottom; asGeneral Loup, Sharpes Battle; and as Angelini, Innocents.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Mark, The Dwarfs, Stage 73, New York City, 1965
  • Kedge, A Night Out, Stage 73, 1965
  • The Beggars Opera, Stage 73, 1965
  • Mark, The Dwarfs, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1966
  • Diego, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, National Theatre company, Old Vic, London, 1966
  • Graham, The Local Stigmatic, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1966
  • Love for Love, National Theatre company, Old Vic, 1966
  • The Storm, National Theatre company, Old Vic, 1966
  • Mike, It's My Criminal, Royal Court Theatre, 1966
  • Guitarist, A Provincial Life, Royal Court Theatre, 1966
  • Borachio, Much Ado about Nothing, Old Vic, 1967
  • First player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, National Theatre company, Old Vic, 1967
  • Oliver Martext and Sylvius, As You Like It, National Theatre company, Old Vic, 1967
  • Volpone, 1968
  • Oedipus, National Theatre, London, 1968
  • Edward II, 1968
  • In His Own Write, National Theatre, 1968
  • Lauffer, the tutor, The Tutor, Royal Court Theatre, 1968
  • Erogenous Zones, Royal Court Theatre, 1969
  • The Enoch Show, Royal Court Theatre, 1969
  • Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Ludlow Festival, U.K., 1969
  • Dean, The Sport of My Mad Mother, Royal Court Theatre, 1970
  • Ferdinand, The Duchess of Malfi, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Polly Baker, Man Is Man, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Carpenter, Bond's Lear, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Various roles, Cato Street, Young Vic, London, 1971
  • Cortes, Quetzalcoatl, Round House Theatre, London, 1972
  • Fergy, Captain Oates Left Sock, Royal Court Theatre, 1973
  • Son, Bingo, Royal Court Theatre, 1974
  • John Abud, The Marrying of Anne Leete, Royal Shakespeare Company,1975
  • Rosencrantz, Hamlet, National Theatre company, Old Vic, then National Theatre, 1975
  • Techelles, Tamburlaine the Great, National Theatre, 1976
  • Clown, The Force of Habit, National Theatre, 1976
  • Decius Brutus and Messala, Julius Caesar, National Theatre, 1977
  • Judas, The Passion, National Theatre, 1977
  • Major Hippisley Thomas, The Madras House, National Theatre, 1977
  • Mike Clayton, Half Life, National Theatre, 1977
  • Title role, The Man with a Flower in His Mouth, 1977
  • Von Hierlinger, Tales from the Vienna Woods, National Theatre, 1977
  • Teddy, The Homecoming, Garrick Theatre, London, 1978
  • General Fairfax, The World Turned Upside Down, National Theatre, 1978
  • Orrin, Dispatches, National Theatre, 1979
  • Kochetov, Liberty Hall, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1980
  • Loveless, The Relapse, Lyric Theatre-Hammersmith, London, 1983
  • David, Benefactors, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1984
  • Jack Cade, Henry VI, Royal Shakespeare Company, c. 1988-89
  • Duke of Birmingham, Richard III, Royal Shakespeare Company, c. 1988-89
  • Philip Brown, Some Americans Abroad, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, London, 1989
  • Reverend Parris, The Crucible, National Theatre, Olivier Theatre,1990
  • Money, Revival National Theatre, London, 1999
  • The Villain's Opera, Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre,London, 2000
  • Summerfolk, Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, 2000
  • Also appeared in No Mans Land, National Theatre; in The Crucible, National Theatre; in Piano, National Theatre; in Troilus & Cressida, National Theatre; in Summerfolk, National Theatre; inEdward IV, Royal Shakespeare Company; in The Plain Dealer, Royal Shakespeare Company; in The Local Stigmatic, Royal Court Theatre; in Lear, Royal Court Theatre; in Children of a Lesser God, Albery Theatre; in An Ideal Husband, Lyric Theatre; in Cato Street,Young Vic Theatre; in The Speakers, ICA; in That Summer, Hampstead Theatre; in Butterfly Kiss, Almeida; in Skylight, AucklandTheatre; in Educating Rita, Sheffield Playhouse; in Blast from thePast, Leeds Playhouse; as title role, King Lear, Southwark Playhouse; and as Graham, The Local Stigmatic, Traverse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Major Tours
  • Four Hundred Years of English Comedy, Piccolo Theatre, U.K. cities, 1966
  • Axel Ney Hoch, The Speakers, Joint Stock, U.K. cities, 1973
  • Screenplays
  • Wrote Singing for Stalin.
  • Television Movies
  • The Intruder, 1967
  • Stage Plays
  • (Contributor) The Enoch Show, Royal Court Theatre, 1969
  • Scrabble, National Theatre, Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London, 1969
  • Wet Weather Cover, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1999

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