Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Robert Ford Davies(born 12 August 1939) is an English actor and writer, best known for his role as Sio Bibble in Star Wars Episodes I through III. He is also known for his role as Cressen in HBO series Game of Thrones .

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 Oliver Ford Davies's Acting career

Davies had a regular role as Peter Foxcott QC inKavanagh QC. He also appeared in the ITV television dramaThe Uninvited, and in a 2002 episode of the popular dramaFoyle's War. His highest-profile acting role was most likely his role as Sio Bibble in theStar Wars"prequel trilogy" films, released in 1999, 2002 and 2005.

He appeared as Polonius inHamletwith the Royal Shakespeare Company , alongside David Tennant and Patrick Stewart , and in 2009 appeared inAll's Well That Ends Wellat the Royal National Theatre as the King of France. In 2010 he appeared as Balfour in the premiere of Ben Brown's playThe Promise, about the Balfour Declaration . In 2012, he appeared in a stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian 's bookGoodnight Mister Tom, in which he played the central character, Thomas Oakley. He is back with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2014 as Justice Shallow in " Henry IV, Part 2 ".

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 Oliver Ford Davies's Awards and nominations

Davies was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award in 1990 (1989 season) for Best Actor in a New Play forRacing Demon. He was twice nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance inAbsolutely! (perhaps)at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2003 and again in 2009 for his performance as Polonius in the RSC production ofHamletat the Novello Theatre .

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 Oliver Ford Davies's Books

Oliver Ford Davies' books includePlaying Lear, an account of his experience while performing King Lear at the Almeida Theatre , andPerforming Shakespeare. Both are published by Nick Hern Books .

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 Oliver Ford Davies's References

  1. Profile at ftvdb.bfi.org.uk
  2. Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 503. 
  3. Naxos Audiobooks: Oliver Ford Davies; accessed 22 March 2013
  4. "Oliver Ford Davies, actor – portrait of the artist", The Guardian, 18 December 2012. Accessed 22 March 2013

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