came to epitomize the Swinging 60's after his role in Michelangelo's Antonioni's Blow Up in 1966. His early films include: Saint Joan, The Painted Smile, Play it Cool, Live it Up, The System with Oliver Reed
and Eye of the Devil with Deborah Kerr
. Hemmings followed Blow Up with a range of performances in: Camelot, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Barbarella, Only When I Larf, The Best House in London, Alfred the Great, The Walking Stick, Fragment of Fear, The Love Machine, Unman, Wittering and Zigo (which he also produced), Voices, Juggernaut, Deep Red, The Disappearance (which he also produced), The Squeeze, The Drug Busters, Claude Chabrol
's Blood Relatives, Crossed Swords, Murder by Decree, Just a Gigolo, Prisoners, (which he also executive produced), Man, Woman and Child with Martin Sheen
, The Rainbow with Paul McGann
and Ridley Scott
's Gladiator. He will soon be seen in Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York. David Hemmings is also a prolific director, and his work includes such films as The Wild Little Bunch, which won the Silver Bear at the 1973 Berlin Film Festival, The Survivor written by David Ambrose which received the International Critics Prize at the Catalonian Film Festival in Spain and Race for the Yankee Zephyr, which he also produced. Hemmings also directed several television series, such as: Quantum Leap, Airwolf, Murder, She Wrote, The A-Team and Magnum P.I.
With producer/writer/director John Daly, Hemmings formed the production company Hemdale in the early 1970's. Hemdale was responsible for many notable films, including John Schlesinger's The Falcon and the Snowman, starring Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton, Gillian Armstrong's High Tide, with Judy Davis, Strange Behavior and Denzel Washington's film debut Carbon Copy.