Esmond Knight

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Age: 108
Birthplace: East Sheen, Surrey, England

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Esmond Penington Knight (4 May 1906 – 23 February 1987) was an English actor.

He was an accomplished actor with a career spanning over half a century. For much of his career Esmond Knight was virtually blind. He had been badly injured in 1941 whilst on active service on board HMS Prince of Wales when she fought the Bismarck at the Battle of the Denmark Strait, and remained totally blind for two years, though he later regained some sight in his right eye.

During this period, Esmond dictated an early autobiography to his secretary, Annabella Cloudsley, Seeking The Bubble (Hutchinson & Co. 1943). He played the captain of the HMS Prince of Wales in the 1960 movie Sink the Bismarck!

He starred as Professor Ernest Reinhart in the 1961 British science fiction television series, A for Andromeda, alongside Patricia Kneale and Peter Halliday.

His daughter is the actress Rosalind Knight. Knight died of a heart attack. He was cremated.

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Movie Character Year
Kpaappd0gicpx4jve1jmyijswe2 Black Narcissus The Old General 1947
Nwfbmi774m238az4k9vzk1hlyob Hamlet Bernardo 1948
Fusdrjkfen80wz69vfki20xrbh Sink the Bismarck! Captain 'Prince of Wales' 1960
Bir6gbumlkduwa46vbvknjel0h5 Peeping Tom Arthur Baden 1960
Rnhrocdhjkbqaanahbiy0hiweie The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Old Judge 1965
S3l8nuklueoubrya0lkv1p1wl9 Anne of the Thousand Days Kingston 1969
Lt2pi04ggrldqa1qi1qj0pjgfut The Element of Crime Osborne 1984