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John Benfield

Actor

Born - 9 November 1951, Wanstead, Essex, England
Died - 16 June 2020

Burly, tough-looking, rough-tongued English character actor with plum nose and heavily-lined face, often seen as aggressive 'geezers' in UK crime films, but also an experienced Shakespearian on stage. After a varied early career, he took up acting in his late twenties, and was first seen in an epic TV adaptation of the Bard's The Winter's Tale in 1981. Film appearances in a busy stage, screen and TV career included those in Breakout (1984), Whoops Apocalypse (1986), Buster (1988), Hidden Agenda (1990), In the Name of the Father (1993), Beautiful Thing (1995), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Cousin Bette (1998), 24 Hours in London (2000), Charlotte Gray (2001), Endgame (2001), The Third Wave (2003), Evilenko (2004), Cassandra's Dream (2007), Speed Racer (2008), The Best Offer (2013), Cold Skin (2017) and The Coldest Game (2019), his last. He died from sarcomatosis.