David Markham

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David Markham
Peter Basil Harrison

(1913-04-03)3 April 1913
Died15 December 1983(1983-12-15) (aged 70)
Years active1938–1983
Olive Dehn
(m. 1937; died 1983)
Children4, including Kika and Petra Markham
RelativesRoger Lloyd-Pack (son-in-law)

David Markham (3 April 1913 – 15 December 1983) was an English stage and film actor for over forty years.[1]

Markham was born Peter Basil Harrison in Wick, Worcestershire and died in Hartfield, East Sussex.[2]

In 1937 he married Olive Dehn (1914–2007), a BBC Radio dramatist. They had four daughters: Sonia, an illustrator; Kika (b. 1940), an actress, widow of actor Corin Redgrave; Petra (b. 1944), an actress; and Jehane, a poet and dramatist, widow of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.[3]

In the Second World War, he was imprisoned as a conscientious objector, before being allowed to do forestry work.[4]

David Markham appeared occasionally in cinema and often on television.[5] He appeared in Carol Reed's film The Stars Look Down (1939) and in François Truffaut's films Two English Girls (1972), in which he plays a fortuneteller with his daughter Kika, and Day for Night (1973).[6] He played the father of Robin Phillips in two films, Two Gentlemen Sharing in 1969, and again in Tales From The Crypt in 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "David Markham".
  2. ^ "David Markham (1913-1983) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com.
  3. ^ Nicholas Tucker, "Obituary. Olive Dehn: Poet and children's writer", The Independent, 7 April 2007
  4. ^ Jonathan Croall: Don't You Know There's a War On?, 1988
  5. ^ "David Markham". www.aveleyman.com.
  6. ^ "David Markham - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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