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Nicol Williamson

Nicol Williamson

Nicol Williamson (Born September 14, 1938), a Scotland-born actor, was described by British playwright John Osborne as the greatest actor since Marlon Brando. Nicol was born to a struggling working-class Scottish family, but managed to attend the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama.

Williamson appeared in the movie Excalibur (1981), but he so disliked co-star, actress Helen Mirren, that director John Boorman purposefully cast them as the rivals Merlin and Morgana, against both of their protests, because he thought their real life disdain for each other would generate more tension on screen, as per the Internet Movie Database.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Nicol Williamson Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1938 (79)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceHamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Nicol Williamson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Excalibur
Return To Oz
Venom
Black Widow 1987
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
BBC Shakespeare: MacBeth
Robin and Marian
Lord Mountbatten
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