Nicholas Pennell

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Nicholas Pennell (1938-1995)
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Nicholas Pennell

Born: Saturday 19th November 1938
Died: Wednesday 22nd February 1995 (age: 56)


Nicholas Pennell  was an English actor who appeared frequently on film and television in the 1960s.

He was educated at Allhallows College, Lyme Regis and trained at RADA. He then appeared in repertory theatre. On television he appeared in The Saint, The Flaxton Boys, The Forsyte Saga as Michael Mont and in Doctor Who, Colony in Space.

On film he appeared as an RAF pilot in Battle of Britain (1969) and in Only When I Larf (1968) as Spencer.

In 1972, he joined the Stratford Festival company upon the urging of William Hutt. In his first season, he appeared as Orlando in As You Like opposite Carole Shelley as Rosalind. The following year he returned to star as Pericles in 1973 in a production designed by Leslie Hurry and directed by Jean Gascon.

He can be seen on DVD in the role of Malvolio in a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth night (1986) CBC Home Video, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, based on the 1985 Stratford Shakespeare Festival production.

Pennell died in 1995 of lymphatic cancer.

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