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Nigel Bennett

Mostly Credited As: Nigel Bennett
Sometimes Credited As: Nigel Bennet

Birth Name: Nigel Bennett
Date Of Birth: November 19, 1949 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Nigel Bennett


An accomplished theatre actor, Mr. Bennett appeared on the British stage for fifteen years before moving to Canada in 1986. During this time he starred in "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End. He also performed in "Ghosts," "Private Lives" and "Rookery Nook" at such theaters as the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, the Crucible Theatre, the Bristol Old Vic and the King's Head Theatre Club as well as many seasons on the stages of Canterbury, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield in England.

From 1992-1996, Mr. Bennett starred as the powerful and seductive Lucien LaCroix in the Gemini nominated television series "Forever Knight". In 1995, he received the prestigious Gemini Award for his role in the series, and it was on this show where he made his directorial debut.

Mr. Bennett's feature film work includes co-starring with Gene Hackman in "Narrow Margin," "The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick," a poignant drama that was voted Best New Film at both the Toronto Festival of Festivals and the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1988, "Legends of the Fall" starring Brad Pitt, "Murder at 1600," starring Wesley Snipes, "Top of the Food Chain", a science fiction feature that premiered at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and "Skulls" starring Craig T. Nelson.

Mr. Bennett's television credits in Great Britain include "Harry," "Elizabeth Alone," "Reilly: Ace of Spies," and the marathon running series "Coronation Street." Canadian and American television appearances include "Andromeda," "Beyond Reality," "Sweating Bullets," "E.N.G.," "Counterstrike," "Street Legal," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "F/X: The Series," "La Femme Nikita," "Avonlea," "Adderly," "Night Heat," "Friday the 13th:The Series," "The Twilight Zone," "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues," "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years," "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict", "John Woo's Once A Thief," "Total Recall 2070," "Codename: Eternity," "Psi Factor," "LEXX," "Mutant X,"and "Relic Hunter."

Mr. Bennett's made for television movie credits include the HBO Original Movie "Gotti," starring Armand Assante, the critically acclaimed "Harrison Bergeron," "Rescuers," an eight part mini-series produced by Barbara Streisand, "One Tough Cop" with Stephen Baldwin, the Lifetime original movie "Any Mother's Son," with Bonnie Bedelia, "Different" with Lynn Redgrave, "Vanished Without A Trace" with Shelly Long, "Strike" with Lynn Redgrave and Kirsten Dunst, "Martha Inc." with Cybill Shepard, "The Crossing," with Jeff Daniels, "Reversible Errors" with Tom Selleck and "Beach Girls" with Rob Lowe.His recent theatrical credits include the plays "The Dumb Waiter" for the Atlantic Fringe Festival, "The Three Sisters" and "Blithe Spirit" for the Atlantic Theatre Festival, "The Sound of Music," "The Goat," "Blue/Orange," "Betrayal," and the acclaimed British character play "Closer" at the Halifax Neptune Theatre and "Goodnight Disgrace" at Stratford.

His recently completed television and film projects include "Hotel" a miniseries written and directed by Ken Finkelman, "Cypher" directed by the renowned Vincenzo Natale, Disney's "The Scream Team," Anita Shreve's "The Pilot's Wife," and "Terror in Witchita."

Mr. Bennett has co-authored three fantasy novels with vampire author P.N. Elrod entitled "Keeper of the King," "His Father's Son," and "Siege Perilous." They also contributed a short story to the vampire anthology "Dracula in London."

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Beach Girls (2005)As: Sam Emerson
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)As: Frank Elsinger (S01-S03)
Forever Knight (1992)As: Lucien LaCroix
Episode Cast Credits 

Rookie Blue (2010) 
  Two Truths and a Lie 05x06: (Jun/23/2014) As Dr. Milo Howard 
  Going Under 05x05: (Jun/16/2014) As Dr. Howard 

The Border (2008) 
  No Refuge 03x12: (Jan/14/2010) As Andrew Mannering 
  Credible Threat 03x11: (Jan/07/2010) As Andrew Mannering 
  Spoils Of War 03x10: (Dec/10/2009) As Andrew Mannering 
  Broken 03x02: (Oct/15/2009) As Andrew Mannering 

NOVA (1974) 
  Darwin's Darkest Hour 37x01: (Oct/06/2009) As Sir Charles Lyell 

The State Within (2006) 
  Season 1, Episode 6 01x06: (Dec/07/2006) As Charles Macintyre 

Mentors (1999) 
  The Private Eyes 04x02: (Mar/16/2004) As Alan Pinkerton 

Andromeda (2000) 
  The Torment, the Release 04x11: (Jan/26/2004) As Paroo 
  Answers Given to Questions Never Asked 04x01: (Sep/29/2003) As Paroo 

Starhunter (2000) 
  Painless 02x09: (Oct/04/2003) As Roan Gerick 

Mutant X (2001) 
  Final Judgment 02x17: (Apr/07/2003) As John Warren 

Lexx (1997) 
  Yo Way Yo 04x24: (Apr/26/2002) As Isambard Prince 
  Lyekka Vs. Japan 04x23: (Apr/19/2002) As Prince 
  Trip 04x22: (Apr/12/2002) As Prince 
  P4X 04x03: (Jul/27/2001) As Isambard Prince 

Dark Realm (2001) 
  Emma's Boy 01x11: (Dec/01/2001) As Patrick Lawless 

All Souls (2001) 
  One Step Closer to Roger 01x06: (Aug/31/2001) As Barney Wheelock 

Relic Hunter (1999) 
  Cross of Voodoo 02x09: (Nov/18/2000) As Professor Alaine Richarde 

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000) 
  The Black Glove of Melchizedek 01x11: (Sep/02/2000) As Jacomb Hyde 

Code Name: Eternity (2000) 
  Watery Grave 01x05: (Jun/11/2000) As Koom 

Total Recall 2070 (1999) 
  Eye Witness 01x19: (May/18/1999) As Jake Esterhaus 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997) 
  From Honey, With Love 01x18: (Apr/02/1998) As

La Femme Nikita (1997) 
  New Regime 02x05: (Mar/01/1998) As Col. Egran Petrosian 
  Rescue 01x11: (Apr/14/1997) As Col. Egran Petrosian 

Earth: Final Conflict (1997) 
  Pandora's Box 01x14: (Feb/09/1998) As Major Raymond MacIntire 
  Live Free Or Die 01x10: (Jan/05/1998) As Major Raymond MacIntire 

Once a Thief (1997) 
  Drive, She Said 01x09: (Nov/10/1997) As Nicholas Love 

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) 
  May I Talk with You 04x22: (Jan/01/1997) As Capt. Jack Lasher 
  Banker's Hours 03x19: (Nov/08/1995) As Capt. Jack Lasher 
  Straitjacket 01x16: (May/26/1993) As John Mitchell 

Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) 
  The Alliance 01x05: (Nov/09/1995) As Willis Logan 

Road to Avonlea (1990) 
  A Fox Tale 06x08: (Feb/06/1995) As Mr. Cain 

Forever Knight (1992) 
  Amateur Night 02x12: (Jan/21/1995) As The Guide 

Robocop (1994) 
  The Human Factor 01x11: (May/27/1994) As Granger 

Street Legal (CA) (1987) 
  Crossroads 08x15: (Jan/28/1994) As Andrew Michaels 
  Spare Parts 05x02: (Oct/12/1990) As Ron Harris 
  Holy Thursday 05x01: (Oct/05/1990) As Ron Harris 
  Conflict of Interest 03x18: (Feb/17/1989) As Lukash 

Matrix (1993) 
  Lapses in Memory 01x12: (Jul/15/1993) As Dr. Anders 

The Hidden Room (1991) 
  Transfigured Night 02x05: (Jul/10/1993) As Leon 

Counterstrike (CA) (1990) 
  French Twist 03x17: (Mar/21/1993) As Quinton Jones 
  In the Blood 02x12: (Dec/07/1991) As Stash Jannovic 
  Dealbreaker 01x01: (Jul/01/1990) As Kirkoff 

Beyond Reality (1991) 
  Sins of the Father 01x14: (Apr/17/1992) As Dr. Bill Brandt 

Friday the 13th: The Series (1987) 
  The Butcher 02x19: (Apr/29/1989) As Rausch / Carl Steiner 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) (1985) 
  Survival of the Fittest 04x04: (Nov/19/1988) As Griffin 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (1985) 
  Memories 03x06: (Oct/29/1988) As Jim Sinclair 

Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983) 
  Prelude to War 01x02: (Sep/07/1983) As Assistant 

Coronation Street (1960) 
  Mon 7 Nov, 1977 18x89: (Nov/07/1977) As Colin Bailey 

Taking the Falls (1995) 
  The Marrying Man 01x10: (Unknown/Unaired) As Samuel Wisotsky 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


Forever Knight (1992) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Francesca 03x20 May/03/1996 As: Director
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Trivia

Nigel wrote a script for an episode of Forever Knight (a show in which he co-starred in)- but it was rejected.

Nigel says that his most satisfying role was in the film Different with Lynn Redgrave.

Nigel says that he had to have his eyebrows bleached to play the role of "Prince" on LEXX.

Nigel admits that he has never read the entries in the guest book on his official fan page (jokingly) due to his being a coward.

Nigel's short story appeared in the book Dracula in London released in November 2001.

Nigel released the book Keeper Of The King in 1996, he also lent his voice to the audio book version.

Nigel released his book His Father's Son in April 2001.

Nigel released his most recent book Siege Perilous in October 2004.

Nigel was nominated for the Gemini Award for best supporting actor in a series for Forever Knight in 1993 and 2002.

Nigel won the 1995 Gemini (Canadian Television Award) for best supporting actor in a series for the Forever Knight episode "Curiouser and Curiouser".

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