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Nigel Stock

Nigel Stock was a veteran British actor of stage, screen, radio and TV, known as a character actor in particular.He studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he earned the Leverhulme Exhibition, Northcliffe Scholarship, and the Principal's Medal.

He was born in Malta on 21 September 1919, and grew up in India. He died of a heart attack on 23 June 1986. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service between 1939 and 1945, serving in Burma, China and Kohima. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Major.

Nigel Stock made his debut stage appearance in 1931 and during his career achieved numerous classical and contemporary credits at various distinguished theaters, including the Old Vic and on Broadway, with productions of The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, She Stoops to Conquer, Uncle Vanya and Sleuth.

His film appearances included popular British releases such as Brighton Rock (1947), The Dam Busters (1954), The Lion in Winter (1968), and Russian Roulette (1975).

Between 1964 and 1968, Nigel Stock became a household name in the UK for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in a BBC-TV series of Sherlock Holmes dramas. His other numerous television credits included Doctor Who (1982), Yes, Minister (1982), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979) and The Pickwick Papers (1985) as Mr. Pickwick.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Nigel Stock Facts

BirthdaySeptember 21, 1919
Date of deathJune 23, 1986 (London, England, United Kingdom, age 66)

Selected Filmography

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