Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove (17 December 1943 – 7 April 2010) was a British film, television and stage actor.
Christopher Cazenove in Nottingham, August 2009
Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove
17 December 1943
|Died||7 April 2010 (aged 66)|
|Television||The Duchess of Duke Street,|
(m. 1973; div. 1994)
Early life and careerEdit
He was born Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove, on 17 December 1943, the son of Brigadier Arnold de Lerisson Cazenove and Elizabeth Laura (née Gurney, 1914–1994) in Winchester, Hampshire, but was brought up in Bowlish, Somerset. He was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College, Durham University's College of the Venerable Bede and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Cazenove often portrayed British aristocrats, and first made his name in the 1972 drama series, The Regiment. Other notable roles included Charlie Tyrrell in the 1976-77 period drama series The Duchess of Duke Street, and in 1986 he appeared as Ben Carrington in the US soap opera Dynasty, which he played until the following year. From 2001-03, he had a recurring role in the British drama series Judge John Deed, playing Row Colemore.
On the stage, he appeared as Henry Higgins in the British and American productions of My Fair Lady from 2005 through to 2008. He also starred in the London West End production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 1994 alongside Susannah York.
Cazenove was married to actress Angharad Rees from 1973 until their divorce in 1994. They had two sons, Linford James (20 July 1974 — 10 September 1999); and Rhys William (born 1976); Linford died in a car crash on the M11 in Essex. From 2003 until his death, Cazenove's partner was Isabel Davis.
In February 2010, Cazenove collapsed at his London home. He was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London, suffering from septicaemia. He died on 7 April 2010 from the effects of the illness at St Thomas's Hospital, aged 66. The actor "died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones", said a statement released by his agent, his family and girlfriend.
Cazenove's funeral on 16 April 2010 was held at St Paul's, Covent Garden, London.
|1970||Julius Caesar||Servant to Mark Antony||Uncredited|
|There's a Girl in My Soup||Nigel||Uncredited|
|1974||Doctor Watson and the Darkwater Hall Mystery||Sir Harry|
|1975||Royal Flash||Eric Hansen|
|1977||East of Elephant Rock||Robert Proudfoot|
|1978||La petite fille en velours bleu (aka Little Girl in Blue Velvet)||Baby|
|1979||Zulu Dawn||Lt. Coghill|
|1981||Eye of the Needle||David|
|From a Far Country||Tadek|
|1983||Heat and Dust||Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector||(The Nineteen Twenties in the Civil Lines at Satipur)|
Merchant Ivory Film
|1985||Jenny's War||Capt. Preston||TV Series, 4 episodes|
|Mata Hari||Karl von Bayerling|
|1986||The Fantasist||Inspector McMyler|
|1988||Windmills of the Gods||Desforges||TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes|
|Tears in the Rain||Michael Bredon||TV movie|
|Blind Justice||Joseph Mahoney||Also known as Hold My Hand I'm Dying|
|The Lady and the Highwayman||Rudolph Vyne||TV movie|
|1990||3 Men and a Little Lady||Edward Hargreave|
|1992||Aces: Iron Eagle III||Palmer|
|1996||The Proprietor||Elliott Spencer||Merchant Ivory Film|
|2000||Contaminated Man||President of Clarion|
|2001||A Knight's Tale||John Thatcher|
|Beginner's Luck||Andrew Fontaine|
|2004||La Femme Musketeer||Athos||TV Mini-Series, 2 episodes|
|2009||Hotel Babylon||Damien Rushby||TV Series, 1 episode|
|2010||Alexander the Great from Macedonia||Aristotle||(final film role)|
- The Regiment (1972–1973)
- Omnibus: The British Hero (1973 BBC TV documentary/selected dramatised scenes) — Heroes: Tom Brown, Richard Hannay, Beau Geste, Bulldog Drummond and James Bond
- Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill (1974) — George Cornwallis-West
- Duchess of Duke Street (1976–77) — Charles "Charlie" Tyrrell
- Hammer House of Horror (1980) Episode: "Children of the Full Moon" — Tom Martin
- Ladykillers (1981) Episode: A Smile is Sometimes Worth a Million Dollars — Ronald True
- Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984) Episode: "In Possession" — Frank Daly
- Kane & Abel (1985) - The Baron
- Dynasty (1986–1987) — Ben Carrington
- Judge John Deed (2001-2003) - Row Colemore
- Dalziel and Pascoe (2005) - Episode: 'Dead Meat', Parts 1 and 2 - Guy Latimer
- "Christopher Cazenove actor". The Times. London. 9 April 2010.
- "Septicemia Kills Actor Christopher Cazenove". CBS News. 8 April 2010.
- Anthony Hayward Obituary: Christopher Cazenove, The Guardian, 8 April 2010
- "MSN - Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos". www.msnbc.msn.com.
- "Christopher Cazenove Biography (1945-)". www.filmreference.com.
- "Somerset-bred star of small and big screen dies". Shepton Mallet Journal. 15 April 2010. Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
- "BBC News - Wales - Welsh actress pays tribute to her son". news.bbc.co.uk.
- "Former Dynasty star Cazenove dies". 8 April 2010 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- Notice of Cazenove's death Archived 26 July 2012 at Archive.today, 7 April 2010