in Eye of the Devil (1967)
|Born||18 November 1941|
Guildford, Surrey, England
|Died||3 December 2003 (aged 62)|
David Hemmings (November 18, 1941 – December 3, 2003) was an English movie actor and director, whose most famous role was the photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup in 1966 (opposite Vanessa Redgrave), one of the films that best represented the spirit of the 1960s. Eye of the Devil is a 1967 Film with Occult and Supernatural themes Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Guildford ( IPA /ˈgɪlfəd/ is the County town of Surrey, England, as well as the seat for the borough of Guildford and the Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A photographer is a person who takes a Photograph using a Camera. Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( September 29 1912 &ndash July 30 2007) was an Italian Modernist Blowup (as in screen credits also rendered as Blow-Up) is an award-winning 1966 British - Italian Art film Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January, 1937) is an English Academy Award, two-time Cannes Best Actress,
Born in Guildford, Surrey, he started his career as a boy soprano, appearing in several works by Benjamin Britten, who formed a close friendship with him at this time. Guildford ( IPA /ˈgɪlfəd/ is the County town of Surrey, England, as well as the seat for the borough of Guildford and the Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Most notably, he created the role of Miles in the opera Turn of the Screw. The Turn of the Screw is a 20th century English Chamber opera composed by Benjamin Britten with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based Hemmings' intimate, yet innocent, relationship with Britten is described in John Bridcut's Britten's Children. Britten’s Children is a scholarly 2006 book by John Bridcut that describes the English Composer Benjamin Britten ’s love for a continuous series Although many commentators identified Britten's relationship with Hemmings as based on an infatuation, throughout his life Hemmings maintained categorically that Britten's conduct with him was beyond reproach at all times.
Hemmings then moved on to an acting and directing career in the cinema. Acting is the work of an Actor or Actress, which is a person in Theatre, Television, Film, or any other Storytelling He made his first film appearance in 1954, but it was in the mid-sixties that he first became well known as a pin-up and film star. Antonioni, who detested the "Method" way of acting, sought to find a fresh young face for the lead in his next production. Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( September 29 1912 &ndash July 30 2007) was an Italian Modernist Method acting is an Acting technique in which Actors try to replicate real life emotional conditions under which the character operates in an effort to create a life-like It was then that he found Hemmings, at the time acting in small stage theatre in London. Following Blowup, Hemmings appeared in a string of major British films, including Camelot (1967), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and Alfred the Great (1969) (in which he played the title role). Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics and Frederic Loewe (music The Charge of the Light Brigade is a British War film made in 1968 by Woodfall Film Productions and distributed by United Artists Alfred the Great is a 1969 epic film which portrayed Alfred the Great's struggle to rid Wessex of the invading Danes, in the 870s In keeping with his standing as a 1960s icon, he also appeared in Barbarella. Barbarella is a 1968 erotic sci-fi film directed by Roger Vadim and based on the French Barbarella comics
Around 1967 Hemmings was also briefly considered for the role of Alex in a planned film version of Anthony Burgess' controversial novel A Clockwork Orange which was to be based on a screen treatment by satirist Terry Southern and British photographer Michael Cooper. Terry Southern ( May 1, 1924 &ndash October 29, 1995) was a highly influential American short story writer novelist essayist screenwriter Michael Cooper (1941-1973 was a British photographer who is best known for his photographs of leading rock musicians of the 1960s and early 1970s most notably the many photos he took Cooper and The Rolling Stones were reportedly upset by the move and it was decided to return to the original plan in which Mick Jagger would play Alex, with the rest of The Rolling Stones as his droog gang, but the production was shelved after Britain's chief censor, the Lord Chamberlain, indicated that he would not permit it to be made. Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, Kt (born 26 July 1943 is a Golden Globe -winning and two-time Grammy -winning English rock The Lord Chamberlain or Lord Chamberlain of the Household is one of the chief officers of the Royal Household in the United Kingdom, and is to be distinguished  Another (Italian) cult movie in which Hemmings appeared was the 1975 thriller Profondo Rosso (also known as Deep Red or The Hatchet Murders) directed by Dario Argento. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of Pop culture. Profondo Rosso (also known as Deep Red or The Hatchet Murders) is a 1975 Giallo Thriller film directed Dario Argento (born September 7 1940) is an Italian Film director, producer and Screenwriter.
In 1978 Hemmings directed David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich in Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (also known as Just a Gigolo). David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Marlene Dietrich maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtrɪç (December 27 &ndashMay 6) was a German -born American Actress, Singer and Entertainer Schöner Gigolo armer Gigolo (also known as Just a Gigolo) is a 1978 film directed by David Hemmings and starring David The film was poorly received, Bowie describing it as "my 32 Elvis Presley movies rolled into one".  Hemmings directed a film version of James Herbert's novel The Survivor, starring Robert Powell and Jenny Agutter, in 1981. This article is about the English horror writer for the American music video director see James Herbert (director. Robert Powell (born 1 June 1944) is a well-known English television and film Actor, probably most famous for his title role in Jennifer Ann "Jenny" Agutter (born 20 December 1952) is a BAFTA - and Emmy award-winning English actress best Throughout the 1980s he also worked extensively as a director on television programmes including Magnum, P.I. (in which he also played characters in several episodes), The A-Team and Airwolf, in which he also played the role of Doctor Charles Henry Moffet, Airwolf's twisted creator, in the pilot and the second season episode "Moffett's Ghost" (a typographical error by the studio's titles unit). Magnum PI is an American Television show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a fictional Private investigator The A-Team is an American action Adventure Television series about a fictional group of ex- United States Army Special Forces Airwolf is an American Television series that ran from 1984 through 1987 Dr Charles Henry Moffet is a fictional character in the TV series Airwolf. He once joked, "People thought I was dead. But I wasn't. I was just directing The A-Team. " In 1984 he directed the puzzle contest video Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link. Money Hunt The Mystery of the Missing Link was a 1984 contest video directed by David Hemmings and written by Gregory Ross.
Hemmings played a vindictive cop in the 1980 movie Beyond Reasonable Doubt about Arthur Allan Thomas, a New Zealand farmer jailed for the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe but later pardoned. Beyond Reasonable Doubt is a New Zealand docu-drama feature film about the conviction of Arthur Allan Thomas later pardoned for the murder of Harvey and Jeanette David Harvey Crewe, know as Harvey and Jeanette Lenore Crewe (1940 - June 1970 were a New Zealand farming couple who died in a double Murder, both died In 1992, he directed Dark Horse and as an actor returned to the voyeuristic preoccupations of his Blowup character with a plum part as the Big Brother-esque villain in the season three opener for Tales From the Crypt. Dark Horse is a 1992 American Drama film directed by David Hemmings. Big Brother is a Fictional character in George Orwell 's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Tales from the Crypt is a horror anthology American TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the Premium Cable channel In later years, he had roles in the blockbuster movie Gladiator (2000), playing Cassius, with Russell Crowe, and Last Orders (2001). Gladiator is a 2000 Epic film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964 is an Academy Award - BAFTA - Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning New Zealand and Last Orders is a 2001 British / German Drama film written and directed by Fred Schepisi. One of his final film appearances was a cameo role in the cult hit, Equilibrium (2002), shortly before his death. Equilibrium is a 2002 action and Science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer.
In 1967 Hemmings recorded a pop single ("Back Street Mirror", written by Gene Clark) and an album, David Hemmings Happens, in Los Angeles. Gene Clark, born Harold Eugene Clark (born Tipton Missouri, November 17, 1944 - May 24, 1991) was an American Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The album featured instrumental backing by several members of the Byrds, and was produced by Byrds mentor Jim Dickinson. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 Jim Dickinson is an American Record producer, pianist and singer Hemmings also later provided the narration for Rick Wakeman's prog rock adaptation of Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, which was recorded live. Richard Christopher Wakeman (born 18 May 1949 in Perivale, London) is an English Keyboard player best known as the Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved Jules Gabriel Verne ( February 8 1828 &ndash March 24 1905) was a French Author who pioneered the science-fiction Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is Rick Wakeman 's second solo album released in 1974 In 1975 he starred as Bertie Wooster in the short-lived Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Jeeves. Bertram Wilberforce "Bertie" Wooster is a recurring Fictional character in the Jeeves novels of British Author Andrew Lloyd Webber Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948 is a British Composer of Musical theatre, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber By Jeeves, originally Jeeves, is a 1975/1996 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, based on the novels of P Hemmings also managed the career of Canadian rocker Pat Travers during the latter half of the 1970's. Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12 1954) a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a guitarist who began his recording career with
Hemmings married four times, the most famous of his wives being the Fort Worth, Texas-born actress and long-term British resident, Gayle Hunnicutt, mother of his son, Nolan Hemmings. Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventeenth-largest city in the United States. Gayle Lady Jenkins (born February 6, 1943) known by her maiden name Gayle Hunnicutt, is an American actress. Nolan Hemmings (born 1970 is an English stage and film actor He may be most known worldwide for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Charles 'Chuck' Grant in the film
In December 2003, Hemmings died of a heart attack, in Romania, on the film set of Blessed, (working title Samantha's Child) after playing his scenes for the day. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Blessed is a 2004 film directed by Simon Fellows, written by Robert Mearns and Jayson Rothwell and is a Drama/Horror/Thriller genre He was 62. His funeral was held in Calne, Wiltshire, where he had made his home for several years. Calne is a Town in central Wiltshire, England. It is situated at the southern extreme of the county's North Wiltshire * local government district Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye
He was mentioned thrice in the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show (series 1, episode 8 - "Full Frontal Nudity"). Monty Python’s Flying Circus (also known as Flying Circus or during the final series just Monty Python) is a BBC Sketch comedy The first time was at the beginning of the episode with the caption "In this performance the part of David Hemmings will be played by a piece of wood", the second time being at the end of the episode with the voice over "David Hemmings appeared by permission of the National Forestry Commission. " In the episode "The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest," Graham Chapman played American film producer Irving C. Budapest ( also /ˈbʊ-/) is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary it serves as the country's principal Political, Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 &ndash 4 October 1989 was an English Comedian, Actor, Writer, Physician and one of the Saltzberg, who was planning to cast "David Hemmings as a hippie Gestapo officer" in his next film. The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world The ( contraction of ge heime Sta ats' po' lizei: "Secret State Police" was the official Secret police of Nazi Germany
David Hemmings (2004). Blow Up. . . and Other Exaggerations: The Autobiography of David Hemmings. ISBN 1-86105-789-X.