Richard Durden

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Richard Durden
Mark Richard Durden-Smith

(1944-02-08) 8 February 1944 (age 76)
Years active1967–present
Maria Aitken
(m. 1968; div. 1971)

Jane How (m. 1996)

Richard Durden (born 8 February 1944) is an English actor, with a range of television, film and stage credits.

Personal life[edit]

He and Maria Aitken were married in 1968 and divorced in 1971. He and Jane How were married in 1996. His older brother is Jo Durden-Smith.



Year Title Role Notes
1967 Doctor Faustus Evil Angel / Knight
1970 Scars of Dracula Second Officer
1989 Batman TV Director
1993 The Innocent Black
1995 The Grotesque Sykes-Herring
1996 Beaumarchais Smith
1998 The First 9½ Weeks Laurence Garner
1999 Mauá - O Imperador e o Rei Barão de Rosthschild
2001 Superstition Minister of Justice
2002 Amen. Ambassador Taylor
2002 The Reckoning Town Justice
2005 The Jacket Dr. Hale
2005 Oliver Twist Unkind Board Member
2005 The Best Man Reverend
2009 Agora Olympius
2009 The Heavy Carl
2009 21 and a Wake-Up 24th Evac Staff and Patients
2010 From Paris With Love Ambassador Bennington
2011 Anonymous Archbishop
2011 The Awakening Alexander Cathcart
2012 Papadopoulos & Sons Father Jimmy
2015 Je suis daddy Nigel Lawson
2016 Late Shift Samuel Parr
2017 Churchill Jan Smuts
2018 Havergill
2018 Postcards from London Max
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker First Order Officer #6


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Inspector Morse Alan Richards 1 episode
1988 Piece of Cake Medical Officer 1 episode
1988 Noble House Havergill 4 episodes
1989 The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Man Ray TV Movie
1997 Dressing for Breakfast Graham 3 episodes
1999 The Worst Witch The Chief Wizard, Egbert Hellibore 3 episodes
1999 Highlander Anton Novak 1 episode
2003 Midsomer Murders Duncan Goff 1 episode
2004 Dunkirk Lord Halifax TV Movie, Documentary
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple Mr. Prestcott 1 episode
2006 Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial Lord Justice Lawrence 3 episodes, Documentary
2007 Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud Old Man Hatfield TV Movie
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Harvey Miller TV Movie
2014 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death Mr. Boggle TV Movie / Pilot episode
2016 Agatha Raisin Mr. Boggle 3 episodes
2019 Back to Life Oscar 6 Episodes
2019 Brexit: The Uncivil War Bill Cash TV Movie

On radio, he played Bashwood in Armadale.

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