British Actor Nigel Terry Passes

Veteran actor of television and stage Nigel Terry has died of emphysema at the age of 69.  Born in Bristol, England on August 15, 1945 he trained to be a stage actor with such companies as Oxford Meadow Players and Bristol Old Vic.

Terry had a prolific career on stage before accepting the critically acclaimed role of Prince John in The Lion In Winter, starring alongside Peter O’Tool and Katharine Hepburn in 1968.

After taking a 13 year break from acting, Terry was cast in the role of is most noted for, King Arthur in John Boorman’s epic Authurian tale, Excalibur, in 1981.

Terry appeared in less than 20 films in his career, preferring to remain a theater actor.  He was known as “an actor’s actor” and was once described as “beautiful, turbulent, wild.”  He lived a private life, alone in a cottage near St. Ives until his death on April 30, 2015.


Nigel Terry
Nigel Terry in 1981 as King Arthur in Excalibur


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