David Hemmings

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Actor • Director

Birth Date: November 18, 1941

Death Date: December 3, 2003

Birth Place: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

Spouses: Gayle Hunnicutt

Children: Nolan Hemmings

Hemmings was a professional singer by the age of 9 and an exhibited painter at 15. He entered films in 1950 and is best known for his first starring role, as the photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni's classic portrait of "swinging London," "Blow-Up" (1966). Wide-eyed and interesting-looking rather than conventionally handsome, Hemmings was a fashionably offbeat leading man for a while thereafter in "Camelot" (1967), "Barbarella" (1968) and "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968), but many of his 1970s and early 80s credits were in little-seen if sometimes interesting fare. In 1967 Hemmings co-founded the Hemdale Corporation with his business manager John Daly but he left the company in 1970.

Hemmings has also directed several films, including "Just a Gigolo" (1979), and in the 80s he launched a second career as a TV director for series including "Magnum P.I.," "Airwolf," "The New Mike Hammer," "Hawaiian Heat," "The Last Precinct," "Raven" and "In the Heat of the Night." Although he never completely gave up acting, most of Hemmings' histrionic activity was limited to the small screen as well; in 1989, though, he returned to feature films after a six-year absence to play Uncle Henry in Ken Russell's "The Rainbow." He is divorced from actress Gayle Hunnicutt.

Credits

Britten

Music Performer
Miles
Show
2017

Blessed

Actor
Earl Sydney
Movie
2004

The Night We Called It a Day

Actor
Mickey Rudin
Movie
2003

The League of Extraordinary GentlemenStream

Actor
Nigel
Movie
2003
17%

Gangs of New YorkStream

Actor
Mr. Schermerhorn
Movie
2002
73%

Slap Shot 2: Breaking the IceStream

Actor
Martin Fox
Movie
2002
0%

Lenny Blue

Actor
DCI Gillespie
Movie
2002

Last Orders

Actor
Lenny
Movie
2001

Spy GameStream

Actor
Harry Duncan
Movie
2001
64%

Mean Machine

Actor
The Governor
Movie
2001

GladiatorStream

Actor
Cassius
Movie
2000
80%

A Mind to Murder

Actor
Godbolt
Movie
1995

A Christmas Reunion

Director
Movie
1994

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

Guest Star
Series
1993

Passport to Murder

Director
Movie
1993

Dark Horse

Director
Movie
1992

Tales From the Crypt

Actor
Series
1989
82%

Quantum LeapStream

Director
Series
1989

The Rainbow

Actor
Uncle Henry
Movie
1989

Quantum Leap

Director
Movie
1989

Nightmare Classics II

Actor
Mister Harley
Movie
1989

In the Heat of the NightStream

Director
Series
1988

In the Heat of the Night

Director
Movie
1988

Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder

Actor
President Andrew Jackson
Movie
1988

Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder

Director
Movie
1988

Tres en Peligro

Actor
Movie
1987

Three on a Match

Actor
Maxwell 'Newt' Newton
Movie
1987

Werewolf

Director
Movie
1987

Dario Argento's World of Horror

Actor
Movie
1985

The Key to Rebecca

Actor
Maj. Smith
Movie
1985

The Key to Rebecca

Director
Movie
1985

Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues

Actor
Ian Blaize
Movie
1985

Le Code Rebecca

Director
Movie
1985

Murder, She WroteStream

Director
Series
1984

Murder, She WroteStream

Guest Star
Errol Pogson
Series
1984

Mike Hammer

Director
Series
1984

AirwolfStream

Director
Series
1984

AirwolfStream

Guest Star
Dr. Charles Henry Moffet
Series
1984

Calamity Jane

Actor
Captain James O'Neill
Movie
1984

Airwolf

Actor
Dr. Charles Henry Moffet
Movie
1984

The A-TeamStream

Director
Series
1983

Prisoners

Actor
Wilkens
Movie
1983

Man, Woman and Child

Actor
Gavin Wilson
Movie
1983

Simplemente un Gígolo

Director
Movie
1981

Race to the Yankee Zephyr

Director
Movie
1981

Race to the Yankee Zephyr

Producer
Movie
1981

Magnum, P.I.Stream

Director
Series
1980

Magnum, P.I.Stream

Guest Star
Danny
Series
1980

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Actor
Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Movie
1980

The Survivor

Director
Movie
1980

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Actor
Insp. Bruce Hutton
Movie
1980

Dark Forces

Actor
Nick Rast
Movie
1980

Arlequin

Actor
Movie
1980

Thirst

Actor
Dr. Fraser
Movie
1979

Beyond Erotica

Actor
Juan
Movie
1979

Murder by DecreeStream

Actor
Inspector Foxborough
Movie
1979
86%

Just a Gigolo

Actor
Captain Hermann Kraft
Movie
1978

Just a Gigolo

Director
Movie
1978

Power Play

Actor
Colonel Anthony Narriman
Movie
1978

Gigolo

Actor
Movie
1978

Squadra antitruffa

Actor
Robert Clayton
Movie
1977

La via della droga

Actor
Mike Hamilton
Movie
1977

Islands in the Stream

Actor
Eddy
Movie
1977

The Squeeze

Actor
Keith
Movie
1977

La Vía de la Droga

Actor
Mike Hamilton
Movie
1977

Deep RedStream

Actor
Marcus Daly
Movie
1975
93%

Mr. Quilp

Actor
Richard Swiveller
Movie
1975

Charlie Muffin

Actor
Charlie Muffin
Movie
1974

JuggernautStream

Actor
Charlie Braddock
Movie
1974
80%

Charlie Muffin

Actor
Movie
1974

The 14

Director
Movie
1973

Nightmare

Actor
Robert
Movie
1973

Running Scared

Director
Movie
1972

La Clase Maldita

Actor
Movie
1971

The Love Machine

Actor
Jerry Nelson
Movie
1971

Fragment of FearStream

Actor
Tim Brett
Movie
1971

Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Actor
John Ebony
Movie
1971

The Walking Stick

Actor
Leigh Hartley
Movie
1970

The Best House in London

Actor
Benjamin Oakes/Walter Leybourne
Movie
1969

Qui veut la fin

Actor
Movie
1969

Alfred the Great

Actor
Alfred
Movie
1969

Le Club des Libertins

Actor
Movie
1969

La Carga de la Caballería Ligera

Actor
Movie
1968

BarbarellaStream

Actor
Dildano
Movie
1968
74%

The Charge of the Light Brigade

Actor
Capt. Louis Edward Nolan
Movie
1968

Un jour parmi tant d'autres

Actor
Movie
1968

The Long Day's Dying

Actor
John
Movie
1968

Only When I Larf

Actor
Bob
Movie
1968

CamelotStream

Actor
Mordred
Movie
1967
41%

Eye of the Devil

Actor
Christian de Caray
Movie
1967

Blow-UpStream

Actor
Thomas
Movie
1966
87%

Out of the Unknown

Actor
Roger Westcott
Show
1965

The System

Actor
David
Movie
1964

Sing and Swing

Actor
Dave Martin
Movie
1964

Be My Guest

Actor
Dave Martin
Movie
1963

The Wind of Change

Actor
Ginger
Movie
1961

The Heart Within

Actor
Danny Willard
Movie
1957

Five Clues to Fortune

Actor
Ken
Movie
1957

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

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