Bernard Hepton

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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Tall, dignified-looking Bernard Hepton enjoyed a six decade-long career on both stage and screen during which he particularly excelled at subtle, self-effacing or introspective roles. An electrician's son, Hepton grew up in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford. Due to poor eyesight, he missed out on wartime service and instead trained as an aircraft engineer and draughtsman. A teenage 'fire watcher' during the war, he found his boredom relieved by a chance introduction to one act amateur plays. Immediately fascinated by theatre, he joined the Bradford Civic Playhouse where he became a protégé of the director Esme Church. He then acted on stage in York for two years (in his own words tackling "anything from Agatha Christie to Shakespeare"), subsequently graduating to artistic director at the prestigious Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse. In 1964, Hepton joined the fledgling BBC2 hoping to produce and direct. Before long, however, he ended up in front of the cameras. Specialising in the classics (especially period drama) his many diverse faces over the years have included those of kindly clerk Wemmick in Great Expectations (1967), Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970), Pallas in I, Claudius (1976) , Hungarian émigré Toby Esterhase, head of the 'Circus' surveillance section, in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979) and Smiley's People (1982), Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls (1982) (whose author, J.B. Priestley, incidentally grew up in the same street as Hepton), Sir Thomas Bertram in Mansfield Park (1983), rag and bone man Krook (who spontaneously combusts) in Bleak House (1985) and Mr. Woodhouse in Jane Austen's Emma (1996). In addition to numerous one-off guest spots, Hepton also had two notable leading roles in the 70s: as the humane German Kommandant in Colditz (1972) and (on the other side of the wartime divide) as the Belgian cafe owner and resistance fighter Albert Foriet, aiding the escape of downed Allied airmen from occupied territory in Secret Army (1977). - IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Bernard Hepton on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2002. See the full graphs of the number of Bernard Hepton movies released per year from 1983 till 2002.

Top Genres

Bernard Hepton works mostly in Drama Genre followed by History Genre flixes. 45% of Bernard Hepton movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Bernard Hepton worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Bernard Hepton has worked on is 7.8.

7.8 / 10

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Drama,History,War
Secret Army (1977)

During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

8.6/1050 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

8.4/10540 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

The great case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, an obsession to all involved. Then a question of inheritance becomes a question of murder.

7.7/10391 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

BBC adaptation of J.B. Priestley's play.

7.3/1090 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Comedy,Drama,Romance
Emma (1996)

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

7/10107 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Drama,History,Romance
Stealing Heaven (1988)

In medieval Paris, a young religious scholar and the beautiful niece of a local patrician fall madly in love and consummate their passion for each other. In the religious uproar that follows, they are condemned and brutally punished.

6.4/10115 min

Available in 1 platform(s).