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Tom Bell

Tom Bell
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Nom de naissance Thomas George Bell
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 2 aout 1933 à Liverpool (Royaume-uni)
Mort 4 octobre 2006 (à 73 ans) à Brighton (Royaume-uni)

Thomas George "Tom" Bell (2 August 1933 – 4 October 2006) was an English actor on stage, film and television. He was dark-haired and lean, and in his later years often played characters having a sinister side to their nature.


Thomas George Bell was born on 2 August 1933 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Evacuated as a child during the Second World War, he lived with three different families in Morecambe, Lancashire. In 1948, at age 15, Bell began to act in his first school plays, and though he never dominated the performances he nonetheless demonstrated an acting ability.

On leaving school he trained under Esme Church at the Bradford Civic Theatre; fellow pupils included Billie Whitelaw and Robert Stephens. He later worked in repertory in Liverpool and Dublin.

Bell made his first film appearances in the 1960s in so-called "kitchen sink dramas", including The Kitchen (1961) and The L-Shaped Room (1962), opposite Leslie Caron.

As a young actor, he gained somewhat of a reputation for being a hellraiser who liked a drink. At an awards ceremony, drunk, he interrupted a speech by the guest of honour, Prince Philip, by yelling "Tell us a funny story" – to the obvious embarrassment of table companions, Richard Attenborough and Bryan Forbes. Although (it is said) the Prince took the heckle in good humour with his retort "If you want a funny story, I suggest you engage a professional comic", the incident didn't do Bell's career any favours at the time.

In 1978 he came to worldwide attention portraying Adolf Eichmann in the Emmy-winning tv-series Holocaust, and he received a BAFTA nomination for the series Out, in which he played convicted armed robber, Frank Ross.

In the 1980s and 1990s he appeared in several British films including Wish You Were Here, Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, Swing and the 1990 film The Krays, where he played the part of Jack "The Hat" McVitie, one of the Kray twins' murder victims.

He played the dour owner of a run-down seaside waxworks museum in Thames-tv's sitcom Hope It Rains, written by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey and directed by John Howard Davies. There were two series (thirteen episodes in all) aired in 1991-92.

Although he tended to eschew live performance, his few stage appearances included a rôle in the 1979 UK première of Bent, Martin Sherman's play about homosexuality, staged at the Royal Court Theatre. He played the character Horst opposite Ian McKellen's Max. The play's setting of homosexuals and love in a Nazi death camp was shocking for many theatregoers at the time and uncovered a previously little-examined area of Nazi brutality.

Bell played sexist police officer, Detective Sergeant Bill Otley opposite Dame Helen Mirren in the first and third series of the ITV series Prime Suspect. In 1993, in the third season, he received his second BAFTA nomination. One of his final screen appearances was a supporting role in 2006 in the seventh: Prime Suspect: The Final Act. Viewers could see that he was ill throughout the programme.

Bell had enjoyed working with TV director Danny Hiller and when his friend and adviser, showbiz accountant Jose Goumal (also a close friend and adviser to Hiller) asked Bell he agreed to appear in Hiller's first feature film Love Me Still. It was evident throughout filming that Tom was not well, but he soldiered on and completed filming only a few days before the end of his life.

Bell died in hospital in Brighton on 4 October 2006, aged 73, following a short illness. He is survived by his partner Frances Tempest, a son (from an earlier marriage to the actress Lois Daine), a daughter, and a stepdaughter.

Ses meilleurs films

Mission : Impossible (1996)
(Monteur sonore superviseur)
Miss Daisy et son chauffeur (1989)
(ADR & Dubbing)

Le plus souvent avec

Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Tom Bell (40 films)

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Long Time Dead, 1h34
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Acteurs Joe Absolom, Lukas Haas, Lara Belmont, Marsha Thomason, Alec Newman, Tom Bell
Rôle Becker
Note47% 2.3545852.3545852.3545852.3545852.354585
Après avoir tenté de communiquer avec l'au-delà, de jeunes Londoniens se retrouvent confrontés à une série de meurtres pour le moins étranges, sans doute commis par des esprits maléfiques.
The Last Minute, 1h44
Réalisé par Stephen Norrington
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Acteurs Max Beesley, Jason Isaacs, Udo Kier, Tom Bell, Kate Ashfield, Anthony Higgins
Rôle Grimshanks
Note59% 2.9516052.9516052.9516052.9516052.951605
Billy Byrne est un jeune comédien londonien aux talents prometteurs, mais celui-ci va se retrouver mêlé malgré lui à la pègre britannique...
Au cœur de la tourmente, 1h55
Réalisé par Beeban Kidron
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Vincent Pérez, Rachel Weisz, Ian McKellen, Kathy Bates, Joss Ackland, Tony Haygarth
Rôle Isaac Foster
Note68% 3.4470153.4470153.4470153.4470153.447015
Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz), employée de maison, erre sur une plage des Cornouailles avec son petit garçon quand elle est appelée au chevet de Miss Swaffer (Kathy Bates) en attendant le médecin (Ian McKellen) qui, sitôt arrivé, la congédie. Miss Swaffer s'étonne que le Dr Kennedy n'apprécie pas Amy, ce dernier va alors raconter son histoire: Il y a quelques années, Yanko Gooral (Vincent Pérez), un aventurier passionné, quitte son Ukraine natale pour découvrir le Nouveau Monde. Après un voyage en train, il va prendre un bateau au port de Hambourg. Mais il va faire naufrage et des corps sans vie iront s'échouer dans une baie de la petite ville ou officie le Dr. James Kennedy qui, examinant tous les corps, ne détecte aucun survivant. Plus tard, un jeune homme, blessé et en guenille, s'approche de la maison ou travaille Amy.
The Boxer
The Boxer (1997)
, 1h53
Réalisé par Jim Sheridan
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Religion, Sport, Le terrorisme, Arts martiaux, La boxe, Politique, Conflit nord-irlandais, Le boxe anglaise
Acteurs Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Lorraine Pilkington, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley
Rôle Mr Maguire (uncredited)
Note70% 3.5484353.5484353.5484353.5484353.548435
The Boxer traite le thème de la lutte armée en Irlande du Nord. Le film se déroule à Belfast. Un boxeur, ancien membre de l'Armée républicaine irlandaise (IRA), a purgé quatorze années de prison pour un attentat qu'il n'a pas commis. Il n'a d'ailleurs jamais dénoncé les auteurs. À sa sortie, il entend se consacrer entièrement à la boxe. Mais ses anciens amis de l'IRA le sollicitent.
Preaching to the Perverted, 1h40
Réalisé par Stuart Urban
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Comédie dramatique
Thèmes Sexualité, BDSM, Homosexualité, LGBT, LGBT, Lesbianisme
Acteurs Guinevere Turner, Tom Bell, Christien Anholt, Ricky Tomlinson, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Sue Johnston
Rôle Henry Harding MP
Note60% 3.00313.00313.00313.00313.0031
Henry Harding MP, a British government minister on a moral crusade, hires an inexperienced young computer whizzkid, Peter Emery who works for a Christian computer company called Holy Hardware, to infiltrate the United Kingdom BDSM scene. Harding is set on putting a club called "House of Thwax" run by Mistress Tanya Cheex out of business, and is sure that Peter's secretly videotaped evidence of the club's activities will do the trick. However, the virginal Peter takes a liking to Tanya Cheex and finds himself falling for the Mistress. Amongst the locations used Layer Marney Tower in Essex plays a pivotal role for a party scene.
Feast of July, 1h56
Réalisé par Christopher Menaul
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Embeth Davidtz, Tom Bell, Gemma Jones, James Purefoy, Greg Wise, Ben Chaplin
Rôle Ben Wainwright
Note63% 3.198323.198323.198323.198323.19832
The movie opens with Isabella Ford (Embeth Davidtz) in a pathetic state, traveling alone from Selmouth to Addisford on foot although she will be having a baby in a short while. In a deserted cabin on the way, she gives birth to a stillborn baby. She buries it and continues her journey to Addisford. She arrives there late in the evening and meets Ben Wainwright (Tom Bell), the lamplighter at Addisford. He asks her about herself and if she has any relatives in Addisford. Bella replies that she does not have any and she came looking for a man by the name of Arch Wilson (Greg Wise). Ben does not know him and seeing her plight, takes her to his house. She tells his wife (Gemma Jones) to get Bella washed up. Bella, now clean and dry, sits at the dinner table while Ben introduces his family. Ben has three children. Matty (Kenneth Anderson), Con (Ben Chaplin) and Jedd (James Purefoy). Matty, the youngest, is a shoemaker, Jedd is a soldier (cavalry) and Con does not have a specific profession. He does the household chores and helps his parents around. Throughout the movie, Con is shown to be reserved and introvert with a violent temper, although kind at heart. Bella is unable to eat any thing during the dinner, starts crying and faints when she stands up to go to bed.
L'Âge de vivre, 1h55
Réalisé par Peter Medak
Genres Drame, Biographie, Policier
Thèmes La prison, La peine de mort
Acteurs Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay, Eileen Atkins, Tom Bell, Edward Hardwicke
Rôle Fairfax
Note71% 3.59743.59743.59743.59743.5974
Le film traite d'un fait réel ; l'histoire est basée sur un vrai procès qui marqua l'Angleterre dans les années 1950. Un jeune retardé mental et épileptique de 19 ans, Derek Bentley, fasciné par l'univers des films de gangsters américains, sympathise avec une bande de caïds locaux et se lie d'amitié avec Chris, un des adolescents. Il se laisse entraîner sur la mauvaise pente et commet un délit, mais il est accusé d'avoir incité son complice de 16 ans, Cristopher Craig, qui a tué un policier. Il est condamné à mort et exécuté par pendaison malgré son innocence. Craig étant pénalement mineur, il est libéré au bout de 10 ans de prison.
Prospero's Books, 2h9
Réalisé par Peter Greenaway
Origine France
Genres Drame, Comédie dramatique, Fantasy
Thèmes Théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de William Shakespeare
Acteurs John Gielgud, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson, Isabelle Pasco, Mark Rylance, Tom Bell
Rôle Antonio
Note69% 3.450233.450233.450233.450233.45023
Exilé sur une île pendant des années, Prospero a réussi, grâce à ses livres, à en faire un petit royaume modèle. Sa rancune demeure vis-à-vis des ennemis qui ont usurpé son duché. Aidé de son serviteur Ariel et d'un livre magique, il crée une tempête qui amène ses ennemis à lui. Il élabore un scénario qu'il appelle « La tempête ». Il y raconte son histoire, son passé, manipule les vivants, invente leur avenir. Bientôt effrayé de ses pouvoirs, il renonce à sa puissance, détruit ses livres.
Dark River
Dark River (1990)

Genres Drame
Acteurs Tom Bell, Ian McNeice, Siân Phillips, Kate Buffery, Tony Haygarth, Freddie Jones
Rôle Johnny Deacon

On the banks of a river flowing through the lowlands of Africa, the British have set up a colony without the constraints of European civilization. Into this tight-knit community a stranger (Deacon) strays, refusing to abide by its self-serving code. He is immediately set at odds with the locals: a businessman (K B Priestley) who employs his authority in the community to disguise his personal weaknesses, his daughter (Lydia) who uses the men in the community as rungs in her climb out of provincialism; a sour, manipulative club barman (Yorkie); a widow and cocoa heiress (Mrs Blessington) who plays puppet-master from a distance; hero of the bars (Oliver) with his dubious investment schemes, sardonic gossip columnist Jane Audeby, and club waiter Elias who becomes his most candid counsellor.
Les Frères Krays, 1h59
Réalisé par Peter Medak
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Thriller, Biographie, Action, Aventure, Historique, Policier
Thèmes La famille, Sexualité, Homosexualité, Gangsters, LGBT, LGBT
Acteurs Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood
Rôle Jack 'The Hat' McVitie
Note65% 3.2977953.2977953.2977953.2977953.297795
L'histoire vraie de deux frères jumeaux qui, pendant les années 60, ont régné sur la pègre de Londres tout en recevant le gratin du cinéma.