|Born||Nigel Dennis Patrick Wemyss-Gorman
2 May 1912
Clapham, London, England
|Died||21 September 1981
|Spouse(s)||Beatrice Campbell (1951–79) (her death) 2 children|
|Awards||Zulueta Award – Best Actor
1960 The League of Gentlemen
Nigel Patrick (born Nigel Dennis Patrick Wemyss-Gorman; 2 May 1912 – 21 September 1981) was an English actor and stage director born into a theatrical family.
Patrick was born in London, England, the son of actress Dorothy Turner (d. 1969). He made his professional stage debut in The Life Machine at the Regent Theatre, King's Cross in 1932 following a period in repertory. Thereafter he appeared in many successful plays including the long-running George and Margaret at the Wyndham's Theatre which ran for 799 performances.
During the late 1940s and 1950s he became a popular, debonair leading man in British film with notable success in The Sound Barrier (1952), under the direction of David Lean. Exhibitors voted him the seventh most popular British film star with the public in 1952. Patrick later appeared in The League of Gentlemen (1959) and Sapphire (1959), winner of Best British Film at the 1960 BAFTA Film Awards.
In the 1960s he made a strong return to the theatre, occupying the dual role of actor/director in numerous West End productions including a revival of the Noël Coward work Present Laughter at the Queen's Theatre (1965) and Alan Ayckbourn's Relatively Speaking (1967) at the Duke of York's Theatre.
He married the actress Beatrice Campbell at St James' Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place, Marylebone, London on 12 January 1951. She predeceased him in 1979 and he died two years later from lung cancer on 21 September 1981.
As an actor
As a director
As a writer
- The Jack of Diamonds (1949)
As a narrator
As an actor
As a director/stage manager