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Tom Bell

Biography

British actor who played out the role of Adolf Eichmann within the Emmy Award-winning television series Holocaust and played out William Targett within the 1978 film The Sailor’s Come back. He started performing in school takes on as an adolescent and qualified with Esme Chapel in the Bradford Civic Theater. He was nominated for just two BAFTA honours. He was wedded once and got a boy and girl. He been trained in performing alongside Robert Stephens in the Bradford Civic Theater.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth August 2, 1933
Died October 4, 2006, Brighton, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality British
Spouse Lois Daine
Children Polly Bell, Aran Bell
Siblings Keith Bell
Nominations British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Movies The Krays, The L-Shaped Room, Wish You Were Here, Preaching to the Perverted, Prospero's Books, Swept from the Sea, The Long Day's Dying, Royal Flash, Quest for Love, Long Time Dead, Feast of July, All the Right Noises, H.M.S. Defiant, He Who Rides a Tiger, Let Him Have It, A Prize of Arms, In Enemy Country, Dead Man's Cards, Straight On till Morning, The Last Minute, My Kingdom, Lock Up Your Daughters, The Violent Enemy, Ballad in Blue, Payroll, Tube Tales, Resurrected, Devil's Gate, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Cinder Path, Pollyanna, Lava, Red King, White Knight, Dark River, Swing, Oh Marbella!, The Great Kandinsky, Love Me Still, The Sailor's Return, The Magic Toyshop, Sands of Beersheba, The Kitchen, The Innocent, Desert of Lies, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom, Stronger Than the Sun, Spender: The French Collection, The Rainbow, Blues for Lovers, Seconds Out, Angels, Summer Lightning
TV Shows Prime Suspect, The Catherine Cookson Anthology: The Cinder Path, Chancer, Reilly, Ace of Spies, Holocaust, Out, No Bananas, Hope It Rains
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 He and fellow actor Tom Georgeson share a granddaughter, Aran's daughter, the actress Florence Bell.
2 Elder brother of actor Keith Bell.
3 In 1962 he was arrested for picking flowers from someone's garden in Hampstead.
4 In 1982 he appeared before a bankruptcy court over trouble with non-payment of income taxes. He was subsequently discharged from bankruptcy.
5 In March of 1961, he and his wife Lois Daine were to star together in a BBC live television play, Cottage For Sale, but she couldn't take part because, two weeks before, she gave birth prematurely to their son, Aran Bell, who weighed just 3lb 13oz.
6 Father of Polly Bell by his partner of 30 years, the costume designer Frances Tempest, with whom he also had a step-daughter, Nellie.
7 The son of a merchant seaman he hardly knew, he was a child evacuee during the war, and lived with three different families in the Morecambe area.
8 His stage career dated back to 1948.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Scarf 2014/I Short Thief
Love Me Still 2008 Lenny Ronson
Blue Murder 2006 TV Series Vinny McAteer
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 2006 TV Mini-Series Bill Otley
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 2006 TV Mini-Series Nasica
The Battle for Rome 2006 TV Mini-Series Scipio Nasica
Dead Man's Cards 2006 Billy The Cowboy
Kraft 2005 Short
Devil's Gate 2003 Jake
Oh Marbella! 2003 Ronnie, Ackerman
Waking the Dead 2003 TV Series Prof. Hugh Cullen / Prof Hugh Cullen
Pollyanna 2003 TV Movie Old Tom
Long Time Dead 2002 Becker
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible 2001 TV Series Chief Inspector Ellis
My Kingdom 2001 Quick
Lava 2001 Eric
The Last Minute 2001 Grimshanks
Taggart 2001 TV Series Jack Hooper
Four Fathers 1999 TV Series Frank Yallop
Tube Tales 1999 Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Dalziel and Pascoe 1999 TV Series Oliver Fisher
Swing 1999 Sid Luxford
The Grand 1998 TV Series Clive's Dad
The Boxer 1997 Joe MaGuire's father (uncredited)
Swept from the Sea 1997 Isaac Foster
Preaching to the Perverted 1997 Henry Harding MP
Insiders 1997 TV Series Tom Whitby
Dangerfield 1996 TV Series John Rust
No Bananas 1996 TV Mini-Series Thomas Slater
The Great Kandinsky 1995 TV Movie The Professor
Feast of July 1995 Ben Wainwright
Capital Lives 1994 TV Series Jimmy
The Cinder Path 1994 TV Mini-Series Edward MacFell
Spender 1993 TV Series Tommy Thornton
Spender: The French Collection 1993 TV Movie Tommy Thornton
Prime Suspect 3 1993 TV Mini-Series Sgt. Bill Otley
Young Indiana Jones 1993 TV Series Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
Sensatsiya 1993 American Scientist
Screen One 1992 TV Series Jack Travis
Angels 1992 TV Movie Michael
Hope It Rains 1991-1992 TV Series Harry Nash
Let Him Have It 1991 Fairfax
Prospero's Books 1991 Antonio
Prime Suspect 1991 TV Mini-Series DS Bill Otley
Van der Valk 1991 TV Series Freddie Brugmans
Dark River 1990 TV Movie Johnny Deacon
Screenplay 1990 TV Series Grant
The Krays 1990 Jack 'The Hat' McVitie
Red King, White Knight 1989 TV Movie Tulayev
Resurrected 1989 Mr. Deakin
Screen Two 1986-1989 TV Series Mr. Seaford-Warwick / Frank Meredith
The Rainbow 1988 TV Mini-Series Old Tom Brangwen
Wish You Were Here 1987 Eric
The Magic Toyshop 1987 Uncle Philip
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Series Harold
If Looks Could Kill-The Power of Behaviour 1986 Video short
The Innocent 1985 Frank Dobson
The Detective 1985 TV Mini-Series Cdr. Kenneth Crocker
Summer Lightning 1984 Mr Clark
Play for Today 1970-1984 TV Series Abel Broom / Alan / Colonel Steiner / ...
Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983 TV Mini-Series Dzerzhinsky
King's Royal 1982-1983 TV Series Fergus King
Masterpiece Theatre: Sons and Lovers 1981 TV Mini-Series Walter Morel
Sweet Nothings 1980 TV Series Tom Fearon
Une maison, une histoire 1980 TV Series Duke of Wellington
Blue Peter Special Assignment 1979 TV Series Duke of Wellington
The Sailor's Return 1978 William Targett
Out 1978 TV Series Frank Ross
Holocaust 1978 TV Mini-Series Adolf Eichmann
ITV Playhouse 1977 TV Series Larry
Death of an Informer 1976 TV Movie The informer
Royal Flash 1975 De Gautet
Armchair Cinema 1974 TV Series Ray Carter
Late Night Theatre 1974 TV Series The man
Second City Firsts 1974 TV Series Sidney
The Protectors 1974 TV Series Shadbolt
A Man Without Friends 1972 TV Movie Marcus Wayne
Armchair Theatre 1959-1972 TV Series Danny Blake Johnny Harris Albert Stokes ...
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1972 TV Series Vic Crawley
BBC Play of the Month 1972 TV Series Eilert Lovborg
Straight on Till Morning 1972 Jimmy Lindsay
The Spy's Wife 1972 Short Tom Tyler
Quest for Love 1971 Colin Trafford
The Ten Commandments 1971 TV Series Mike Lee
All the Right Noises 1971 Len
Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 Shaftoe
In Enemy Country 1968 Ian
The Long Day's Dying 1968 Tom Cooper
The Virginian 1967 TV Series Cpl. Johnny Moon
The Violent Enemy 1967 Sean Rogan
He Who Rides a Tiger 1965 Peter Rayston
Theatre 625 1965 TV Series Billy Mack
Ballad in Blue 1965 Steve Collins
Sands of Beersheba 1964 Dan
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1960-1963 TV Mini-Series Joe / Arthur Gaskett / Larry Meath
The Stag 1963 TV Movie John
The L-Shaped Room 1962 Toby
Drama 61-67 1961-1962 TV Series Tom Knowles
A Prize of Arms 1962 Fenner
Damn the Defiant! 1962 Evans
Echo of Barbara 1961 Ben
The Kitchen 1961 Paul
I Promised to Pay 1961 Blackie
Concrete Jungle 1960 Flynn
Armchair Mystery Theatre 1960 TV Series Rod Copley
Friends and Neighbours 1959 scenes deleted
Theatre Night 1959 TV Series Clifford Small
ITV Television Playhouse 1959 TV Series Andrew Turtle
Dial 999 1959 TV Series The Boxer
Christmas in the Market-Place 1956 TV Movie
John and Paddy 1956 TV Movie
The Secrets of the Prairie 1956 TV Mini-Series John

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timeshift 2006 TV Series documentary Colin Trafford
The Krays: Their Empire Behind Bars 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Jack 'The Hat' McVitie
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom 1999 Video Col. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
The Big Story 1993 TV Series documentary Jack 'The Hat' McVitie
Flesh and Blood: The story of the Krays 1991 TV Movie documentary Jack 'The Hat' McVitie (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Prime Suspect (1991)
1979 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Out (1978)


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#Quote
1 If you act you need to have threat. Without threat, nobody notices you.


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