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Kenneth Cranham


Kenneth Cranham was born on December 12, 1944 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Layer Cake (2004), Valkyrie (2008) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988). See full bio »
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Known For

Layer Cake
Layer Cake Jimmy Price
(2004)
Valkyrie
Valkyrie Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
(2008)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Hellbound: Hellraiser II Dr. Philip Channard / Channard Cenobite
(1988)
Oliver!
Oliver! Noah Claypole
(1968)

Filmography

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 2018 Born a King (post-production)
Lord Curzon
  Warrior (pre-production)
Galen
 2017 Bancroft (TV Series)
Charlie Haverstock
- Bancroft (2017) ... Charlie Haverstock
 2017 Dark Ditties Presents 'The Offer'
The Host (Maximilian Francis Benoit)
 2017 The White Princess (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Morton
- Old Curses (2017) ... Bishop Morton
- Two Kings (2017) ... Bishop Morton
- English Blood on English Soil (2017) ... Bishop Morton
- Traitors (2017) ... Bishop Morton
- Burgundy (2017) ... Bishop Morton
 2017 Hatton Garden (TV Mini-Series)
Brian Reader
- Episode #1.3 ... Brian Reader
- Episode #1.2 ... Brian Reader
- Episode #1.1 ... Brian Reader
- Episode #1.4 ... Brian Reader
 2016 Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories (TV Mini-Series)
Dean Smith
- Looking for the Girl (2016) ... Dean Smith
 2016 The Complete Walk: King Lear (Short)
King Lear
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Mikhail
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Uncle Mikhail
 2015 A.D. The Bible Continues (TV Series)
Tiberius
- The Road to Damascus (2015) ... Tiberius
- The Visit (2015) ... Tiberius
 2014 Moving On (TV Series)
Mike
- Madge (2014) ... Mike
 2014 Maleficent
King Henry
 2013-2014 In the Flesh (TV Series)
Vicar Oddie
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Vicar Oddie
 2014 37 Days (TV Mini-Series)
John Burns
- One Long Weekend (2014) ... John Burns
- One Week in July (2014) ... John Burns
- One Month in Summer (2014) ... John Burns
 2014 The Legend of Hercules
Lucius
 2013 Closed Circuit
Cameron Fischer
 2013 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Father John
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Father John
 2012 Panto! (TV Movie)
Jerry
 2012 Falcón (TV Series)
Alberto Montes
- The Silent and the Damned (2012) ... Alberto Montes
 2012 Suspension of Disbelief
Bullock
 2012 Flying Blind
Victor
 2012 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series)
Sergeant Ashworth
- A Faraway Country About Which We Know Nothing (2012) ... Sergeant Ashworth
 2011 5 Days of War
Michael Stilton (as Ken Cranham)
 2011 The Night Watch (TV Movie)
Horace Mundy
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Monty Taylor
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jude Langham
- Blood on the Saddle (2010) ... Jude Langham
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various characters
 2009 Spanish Flu: The Forgotten Fallen (TV Movie)
MJ O'Loughlin
 2009 Running in Traffic
Bill Cullen
 2008 Valkyrie
Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
 2008 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Rex Fortescue
- A Pocket Full of Rye (2008) ... Rex Fortescue (as Ken Cranham)
 2008 Merlin (TV Series)
Aulfric
- The Gates of Avalon (2008) ... Aulfric
 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Mini-Series)
Mr Clare
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Mr Clare
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Mr Clare
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mr Clare
 2007 Heroes and Villains (TV Series documentary)
General Carteaux
- Napoleon (2007) ... General Carteaux
 2007 The Curry Club (Short)
Bob
 2007 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Gary Solway
- The Man from Montevideo (2007) ... Gary Solway
 2007 Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea (TV Movie documentary)
Captain Turner
 2007 Hot Fuzz
James Reaper
 2007 Lilies (TV Series)
Mr. Pritchard
- The Tallyman (2007) ... Mr. Pritchard
 2006 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Terry
- On the Edge (2006) ... Terry
 2006 Afterlife (TV Series)
Stan Mundy
- Mind the Bugs Don't Bite (2006) ... Stan Mundy
 2006 A Good Year
Sir Nigel
 2006 The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Maurice Tipper
- To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong (2006) ... Sir Maurice Tipper
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Lord McCready
- Dockers (2006) ... Lord McCready
 2006 Hustle (TV Series)
Francis Owen
- The Hustlers News of the Day (2006) ... Francis Owen
 2006 The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie)
Older Keith
 2006 The Lavender List (TV Movie)
Harold Wilson
 2005 Rome (TV Series)
Pompey Magnus
- Caesarion (2005) ... Pompey Magnus
- Pharsalus (2005) ... Pompey Magnus
- Egeria (2005) ... Pompey Magnus
- The Ram Has Touched the Wall (2005) ... Pompey Magnus
- Stealing from Saturn (2005) ... Pompey Magnus
 2005 Genghis Khan (TV Movie)
Genghis Khan (voice)
 2005 M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV Series)
Ray Morgan
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... Ray Morgan
 2004 Layer Cake
Jimmy Price
 2004/I Trauma
Detective Constable Jackson (as Ken Cranham)
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
George Barton
 2003 Blackball
Chairman Collins
 2003 Man Dancin'
D.I. Pancho Villers
 2003 Killing Hitler (TV Movie documentary)
Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies
 2003 Pollyanna (TV Movie)
Mr. Pendleton
 2002 Two Men Went to War
Sgt. Peter King
 2002 Believe Nothing (TV Series)
DI Aldiss
- Double First (2002) ... DI Aldiss
 2002 Dickens (TV Series)
John Forster / John Foster
- Terror to the End (2002) ... John Foster
- Blazing Away (2002) ... John Forster
- Secrets (2002) ... John Forster
 2002 Night Flight (TV Movie)
Ted Atwell
 2001 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Tommy Collingwood
- Home Truths (2001) ... Tommy Collingwood
 2000-2001 Without Motive (TV Series)
DCS Derek Henderson
- The Final Pursuit (2001) ... DCS Derek Henderson
- Hindsight (2001) ... DCS Derek Henderson
- Seeing Ghosts (2001) ... DCS Derek Henderson
- At the Edge (2001) ... DCS Derek Henderson
- Declaring War (2001) ... DCS Derek Henderson
 2001 NCS: Manhunt (TV Movie)
Ricky Valesi
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Gilbert
- Sloth (2000) ... Gilbert
 2000 Shiner
Gibson
 2000 Born Romantic
Barney
 2000 The Ancients (TV Movie)
William Blake
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Tommy (as Ken Cranham)
 2000 Lady Audley's Secret (TV Movie)
Sir Michael Audley
 2000 Kevin & Perry Go Large
Vicar (as Ken Cranham)
 2000 Justice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
George Carman
 1999 The Last Yellow
Len
 1999 Women Talking Dirty
George
 1999 The Murder of Stephen Lawrence (TV Movie)
Michael Mansfield QC
 1998 Vigo
The Producer
 1998 RPM
Biggerman
 1998 Kavanagh QC (TV Series)
Roy Lawrence
- Dead Reckoning (1998) ... Roy Lawrence
 1998 Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series)
Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Silas Wegg
 1997 The Boxer
Matt MaGuire
 1997 Get Well Soon (TV Series)
Inspector Trussler
- Tucker's Gambit (1997) ... Inspector Trussler
 1997 Midnight Man (TV Movie)
Brig. Charles Ferguson
 1996 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Reverend Millward
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Reverend Millward
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Reverend Millward
 1996 Deep in the Heart
Robert Flaherty
 1996 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Charlie Wallace
- Something of Value (1996) ... Charlie Wallace
- A Long Shot (1996) ... Charlie Wallace
 1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV Movie)
Brig. Charles Ferguson
 1996 Bed of Roses
Simon
 1994 Requiem Apache (TV Movie)
Tony
 1988-1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Dick Naughton / Reggie Titherington / Supt. Cherry
- The Vision Thing (1993) ... Dick Naughton
- A Little Bit of Lippy (1992) ... Reggie Titherington
- The Black and Blue Lamp (1988) ... Supt. Cherry
 1993 Shooting to Stardom (TV Short)
Detective Inspector
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Litvak
- The Kakiemon Tiger (1993) ... Litvak
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Douglas
- Royal Celebration (1993) ... Douglas
 1993 Minder (TV Series)
Walter
- I'll Never Forget Whats'ername (1993) ... Walter
 1992 Tale of a Vampire
Edgar
 1992 Between the Lines (TV Series)
D.C.I. Stubbs
- Watching the Detectives (1992) ... D.C.I. Stubbs
 1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Colonel Schmidt
- Barcelona, May 1917 (1992) ... Colonel Schmidt
 1990-1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Gus Mercer
- The Lone Stranger (1992) ... Gus Mercer
- Day of the Gato (1992) ... Gus Mercer
- Nothing Is Forever (1992) ... Gus Mercer
- Making Amends (1992) ... Gus Mercer
- Getting Even (1990) ... Gus Mercer
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Inspector Salford
- He Died a Death (1991) ... Inspector Salford
 1991 Under Suspicion
Frank
 1991 Prospero's Books
Sebastian
 1991 Chimera (TV Mini-Series)
Hennessey
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Hennessey
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Hennessey
 1991 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Dirk Boutsen
- A Sudden Silence (1991) ... Dirk Boutsen
 1990 Bergerac (TV Series)
Gascoigne
- There for the Picking (1990) ... Gascoigne
 1990 Dunrulin (TV Movie)
Mr. Kneecap
 1990 Casualty (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- A Reasonable Man (1990) ... James Lawrence
 1990 TECX (TV Series)
Colonel Braum
- A Question of Chemistry (1990) ... Colonel Braum
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Pastor Finch
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Aiden Curtis
- Don't Buy from Me, Argentina (1989) ... Aiden Curtis
 1989 Just Another Secret (TV Movie)
Brosch
 1989 Rules of Engagement (TV Mini-Series)
Martin Goodman
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Martin Goodman
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Martin Goodman
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Martin Goodman
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Martin Goodman
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Martin Goodman
 1985-1989 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Kay / Stanley Webber / Lord Darlington
- The Contractor (1989) ... Kay
- The Birthday Party (1987) ... Stanley Webber
- Lady Windermere's Fan (1985) ... Lord Darlington
 1988-1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Teddy / Joe Shawcross / Peter
- A Master of the Marionettes (1989) ... Teddy
- The Party (1988) ... Joe Shawcross
- Normal Service (1988) ... Peter
 1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Dr. Philip Channard / Channard Cenobite
 1988 Stealing Heaven
Suger
 1988 Chocolat
Boothby
 1987 Making Waves (Short)
Joe Nash
 1987 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Cedric Downes
- The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) ... Cedric Downes
 1987 A Sort of Innocence (TV Series)
Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Eric Palmer
 1986 Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie)
Detective Inspector Bland
 1985 Heart of the High Country (TV Series)
Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Calvin Laird
 1982-1985 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series)
Harvey Moon
- Love and Marriage (1985) ... Harvey Moon
- We're in the Money (1985) ... Harvey Moon
- All, or Nothing at All (1985) ... Harvey Moon
- Lover, Come Back to Me (1985) ... Harvey Moon
- Love Is Blind (1985) ... Harvey Moon
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Gus
- The Dumb Waiter (1985) ... Gus
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Lenin
- After Moscow (1983) ... Lenin
- Endgame (1983) ... Lenin
- Gambit (1983) ... Lenin
 1980-1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Jim Lennard / Willie Bruce
- A Free Weekend in the Country (1982) ... Det. Chief Insp. Jim Lennard
- No Orchids for Missing Blandisch (1980) ... Willie Bruce
 1982 La ronde (TV Movie)
Soldier
 1973-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
John Tucker / Clive Jessup QC
- Resurrection Woman: Part 1 (1982) ... Clive Jessup QC
- The Thunderbolts: Part 3 (1973) ... John Tucker
- The Thunderbolts: Part 2 (1973) ... John Tucker
- The Thunderbolts: Part 1 (1973) ... John Tucker
 1982 The Bell (TV Series)
Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Nick Fawley
 1981 Brideshead Revisited (TV Mini-Series)
Sergeant Block
- Et in Arcadia Ego (1981) ... Sergeant Block
 1978-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alan Grieves / Father Tom
- The Sin Bin (1981) ... Alan Grieves
- Butterflies Don't Count (1978) ... Father Tom
 1980 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Gratiano
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Giovanni
 1980 Cribb (TV Series)
Francis Mostyn-Smith
- Wobble to Death (1980) ... Francis Mostyn-Smith
 1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
Jack Foster
- The Education of Nils Borg (1980) ... Jack Foster
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Camille Raquin
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Camille Raquin
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Camille Raquin
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Bill Taylor
 1979 Screenplay (TV Series)
Jeremy Carter
- The Sound of Guns (1979) ... Jeremy Carter
 1979 Danger UXB (TV Series)
Sapper Salt / L / Corporal Salt
- Butterfly Winter (1979) ... L / Corporal Salt
- Seventeen Seconds to Glory (1979) ... L / Corporal Salt
- Bad Company (1979) ... Sapper Salt
- Digging Out (1979) ... L / Corporal Salt
- The Silver Lining (1979) ... L / Corporal Salt
 1977 Joseph Andrews
The Wicked Squire
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Townie
- Auntie's Niece (1977) ... Townie
 1977 Holding On (TV Series)
Ted Wheelwright
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Ted Wheelwright
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Ted Wheelwright
 1976 Peer Gynt
 1976 Robin and Marian
Jack's Apprentice
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Geoff Smailes
- Bread and Circuses (1975) ... Geoff Smailes
 1975 Village Hall (TV Series)
Lop
- The Rough and the Smooth (1975) ... Lop
 1974 Old Dracula
Paddy, the Delinquent
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Antonio
- The Changeling (1974) ... Antonio
 1973 Achilles Heel (TV Movie)
Gordon
 1969-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Barry / Charlie
- The Chauffeur and the Lady (1972) ... Barry
- Gangster (1969) ... Charlie
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Terry
- The Samaritan (1972) ... Terry
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Inky Ballantine
- Twenty-Four Thousand Ball Point Pens (1972) ... Inky Ballantine
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
David Collins
- The Come Back (1972) ... David Collins
 1970-1972 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Ken Buckley / Ashley
- Anywhere in the Wide World (1972) ... Ken Buckley
- Sprats and Mackerels (1970) ... Ashley
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Tim O'Donovan
- Hurricane Millie (1971) ... Tim O'Donovan
 1971 Up Pompeii
First Christian
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Andrew Matlock
- Exposure (1971) ... Andrew Matlock
 1971 A Family at War (TV Series)
Charlie Collins
- Lend Your Loving Arms (1971) ... Charlie Collins
 1970 All the Way Up
Tom Midway
 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Soutine
- A Requiem for Modigliani (1970) ... Soutine
 1970 Fragment of Fear
Joe
 1968-1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Private Seaton / Gilbert Woollacott
- Private Lillywhite's Dead (1970) ... Private Seaton
- Rogues' Gallery: The Misfortunes of Lucy Hodges (1968) ... Gilbert Woollacott
 1970 Z Cars (TV Series)
Togo Millington
- Nice Bit O' Stuff: Part 2 (1970) ... Togo Millington
- Nice Bit O' Stuff: Part 1 (1970) ... Togo Millington
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
Damian
 1969 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Tom Last
- The Eye of Heaven (1969) ... Tom Last
 1967-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Roland / Young intellectual
- Sling Your Hook (1969) ... Roland
- Death of a Private (1967) ... Young intellectual
 1969 Otley
3rd Kid
 1968 Oliver!
Noah Claypole
 1967 Ways with Words (TV Series)
 1967 City '68 (TV Series)
Len
- The Shooting War (1967) ... Len
 1966 Troilus and Cressida (TV Movie)
Thersites
 1966 The Great Metropolis (TV Movie documentary)
Coster Boy
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He performed in the show, "Come Together," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with the Alberts, The Brighton Combination (in The N.A.B. Show), Stuart Brisley, Ken Campbell Roadshow, The Freehold (in "Antigone"), The Pip Simmons Theatre Group (in "The Pardoner's Tale," and "Superman"), N.F. Simpson, The Theatre ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ken Cranham

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Son of Ronald and Margaret McKay (nee Ferguson) Cranham. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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