David Bennent

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David Bennent
Der Vampir auf der Couch Premiere Wien 12 David Bennent.jpg
Born (1966-09-09) 9 September 1966 (age 50)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
Parent(s) Heinz Bennent, Diane Mansart
Relatives Anne Bennent (sister)

David Bennent (born 9 September 1966) is a Swiss actor.


He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. His parents are German actor Heinz Bennent and French former dancer Diane Mansart. His sister Anne Bennent is also an actress.

He has lived in Germany and France as well as Switzerland and speaks fluent German, French and English.

When he was 11 he starred in The Tin Drum,[1] which caused much controversy because David was shown in sex scenes with an adult. At age 19, he starred as Honeythorn Gump in the film Legend, co-starring alongside Tom Cruise and Mia Sara.[1]

Bennent has appeared in such plays as Peer Gynt (2004), Die Juden (2003), Michael Kramer (2003), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2002).

Though he is of comparatively short stature and has played small people in some roles, he is neither a dwarf or a midget.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Derrick – Season 12, Episode 5: "Wer erschoß Asmy?" (1985)


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 362.


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