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  1. Esmond Penington Knight (4 May 1906 – 23 February 1987) was an English actor. He had a successful stage and film career before World War II. For much of his later career Knight was half-blind. He had been badly wounded in 1941 whilst on active service on board HMS Prince of Wales when she fought the Bismarck at the Battle of the Denmark ...

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    Knight was born on 4 May 1906 in East Sheen Sur­rey, the third son of Fran­cis and Bertha Knight. His fa­ther was in­volved in the fam­ily cigar im­port busi­ness. He was ed­u­cated at Will­ing­ton Prepara­tory School in Put­ney and then West­min­ster School.

    He was an ac­com­plished actor with a ca­reer span­ning over half-a-cen­tury. He es­tab­lished him­self in the 1920s on stage. In John Giel­gud's 1930 pro­duc­tion of Ham­let he played Rosencrantz. He also ap­peared in films. In Ro­many Love (1931) he played "a swag­ger­ing gypsy who never stopped singing". For The Pri­vate Life of Henry VIII (1933), Knight and his uncle C.W.R. Knight trained the fal­cons used in the hunt­ing scenes. In Al­fred Hitch­cock's Waltzes from Vi­enna (1934), he played the lead role as Jo­hann Strauss. Fol­low­ing this, he landed a num­ber of roles in Hol­ly­wood films. He trav­elled to Ger­many to star in Black Roses (aka, Did I Be­tray?, orig­i­nally Schwarze Rosen, 1937), a film about a Finnish anti-communist. The film was shot in three ver­sions, in Eng­lish, Ger­man and French. Julius Stre­icher vis­ited the set dur­ing filming.There­after Knight ap­peared in var­i­ous film and the­atre pro­duc­tions in Britain.

    After war was de­clared, Knight con­tin­ued to act, ap­pear­ing in Pow­ell and Press­burger's film Con­tra­band (1940). He sought a naval com­mis­sion, but after the evac­u­a­tion of Dunkirk he be­came in­volved in train­ing Local De­fence Vol­un­teers. In late 1940, he was ac­cepted for naval train­ing. In 1941, Knight was asked to play the lead role of fa­nat­i­cal Nazi Lieu­tenant Hirth in an­other Pow­ell and Press­burger pro­pa­ganda film 49th Par­al­lel (1941), but Eric Port­man took the role as Knight was re­quired for mil­i­tary train­ing. He did ap­pear in This Eng­land(also 1941), an­other pro­pa­ganda film. After com­plet­ing his Naval train­ing, Knight was ap­pointed as Gun­nery Of­fi­cer, with the rank of lieu­tenant, RNVR, on the bat­tle­ship HMS Prince of Wales. In 1941, the ship re­ceived or­ders to pur­sue the Ger­man bat­tle­ship Bis­marck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. In the en­su­ing Bat­tle of the Den­mark Strait, Knight wit­nessed the sink­ing of HMS Hood...

    Knight con­tin­ued to work with Olivier and with Pow­ell and Press­burger, ap­pear­ing in the for­mer's Shake­spearean films Ham­let (1948) and Richard III (1955). For the lat­ter, he ap­peared in Black Nar­cis­sus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). He also starred in Jean Renoir's The River(1951). Knight was the sub­ject of a This Is Your Life episode in 1957 when he was sur­prised by Ea­monn An­drews at the King's The­atre in Ham­mer­smith, London. In the film Sink the Bis­marck! (1960), he played John Leach, the cap­tain of HMS Prince of Wales, the ship in which he had been serv­ing when he was blinded (though the cap­tain is not named in the film). In the same year he played Jack Cade in the BBC Shake­speare se­ries An Age of Kings. He starred as Pro­fes­sor Ernest Rein­hart in the British sci­ence fic­tion tele­vi­sion se­ries A for An­drom­eda (1961), along­side Pa­tri­cia Kneale and Peter Hal­l­i­day. In Robin and Mar­ian (1976), a film di­rected by Richard Lester, he played a...

    Knight was mar­ried twice. He mar­ried ac­tress Frances Clare in 1929. The cou­ple had a daugh­ter, ac­tress Ros­alind Knight. Dur­ing the 1930s, he had a long-run­ning af­fair with Nora Swin­burne, of which his wife was aware. She was also an ac­tress who ap­peared with him in sev­eral stage plays. After a short-lived at­tempt to end the af­fair, Knight left Frances for Nora. The cou­ple mar­ried in 1946 and re­mained to­gether until his death.

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    1. The Wild Duck– Pax Robertson's Salon, London (1925) 2. Various Shakespeare productions – full season, Old Vic(1926) 3. Everyman – The Old Vic, London (1926) 4. Various productions – Children's Theatre, London (1928) 5. Hamlet – Queen's Theatre, London (with John Gielgud and Donald Wolfit) (1930) 6. Full Season – King's Theatre, Hammersmith (1939) 7. Full Season – Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon (1948–1949) 8. Caesar and Cleopatra – St James's Theatre, London (with Laurence O...

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    He was an accomplished actor with a career spanning over half a century. He established himself in the 1920s on stage. In John Gielgud's famous 1930 production of Hamlet he played Rosencrantz. He also appeared in films. In Romany Love (1931) he played "a swaggering gypsy who never stopped singing." For The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), Knight and his uncle C.W.R. Knight trained the falcons used in the hunting scenes. In Alfred Hitchcock's Waltzes from Vienna (1934), he played the lead role as Johann Strauss. Following this, he landed a number of roles in Hollywood films. He travelled to Germany to star in Schwarze Rosen (1937), a film about a Finnish anti-communist. The film was shot in three versions, in English, German and French. Julius Streicher visited the set during filming.Thereafter Knight appeared in various film and theatre productions in Britain.

    After war was declared, Knight continued to act, appearing in Powell and Pressburger's film Contraband (1940). He sought a naval commission, but after the evacuation of Dunkirk he became involved in training Local Defence Volunteers. In late 1940 he was accepted for naval training. In 1941 Knight was asked to play the lead role of fanatical Nazi Lieutenant Hirth in another Powell and Pressburger propaganda film 49th Parallel (1941), but Eric Portman took the role as Knight was required for military training. He did appear in This England (also 1941), another propaganda film.After completing his Naval training, Knight was appointed as Gunnery Officer, with the rank of lieutenant, on the battleship HMS Prince of Wales. In 1941, the ship received orders to pursue the German battleship Bismarck and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. In the ensuing Battle of the Denmark Strait, Knight witnessed the sinking of HMS Hood before being blinded by shrapnel. A shell fired by Bismarck either passed...

    Knight continued to work with Olivier and with Powell and Pressburger, appearing in the former's Shakespearean films Hamlet (1948) and Richard III (1955). For the latter, he appeared in Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948). He also starred in Jean Renoir's The River(1951). Knight was the subject of a This Is Your Life episode in 1957 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrewsat the King's Theatre in Hammersmith, London. In the film Sink the Bismarck! (1960), he played John Leach, the captain of HMS Prince of Wales, the ship he had served in when he was blinded (though the captain is not named in the film). In the same year he played Jack Cade in the BBC Shakespeare series An Age of Kings. He starred as Professor Ernest Reinhart in the British science fiction television series A for Andromeda (1961), alongside Patricia Kneale and Peter Halliday. In Robin and Marian (1976), a film directed by Richard Lester, he played a blind old man who defies Richard I of England. For the ro...

    Knight was married twice. He married actress Frances Clare in 1929. The couple had a daughter, actress Rosalind Knight. During the 1930s, he had a long-running affair with Nora Swinburne, of which his wife was aware. She was also an actress who appeared with him in several stage plays. After a short-lived attempt to end the affair, Knight left Frances for Nora. The couple married in 1946 and remained together until his death.

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    1. The Wild Duck- Pax Robertson's Salon, London (1925) 2. Various Shakespeare productions - full season, Old Vic(1926) 3. Various productions - Children's Theatre, London (1928) 4. Hamlet - Queen's Theatre, London (with John Gielgud and Donald Wolfit) (1930) 5. Full Season - King's Theatre, Hammersmith (1939) 6. Full Season - Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon (1948–1949) 7. Caesar and Cleopatra - St James's Theatre, London (with Laurence Olivier, Peter Cushing and Vivien Leigh) (...

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  4. Jul 14, 2021 · Esmond Knight Family Background & Career . Esmond Knight, better known by her family name Esmond Penington Knight, was a popular Unknown English actor. Born on 23 February 1987 in United Kingdom, Esmond Knight started his career as English actor . he was one of famous English actor with the age 20 years old group.

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