David Yelland Actor

David William Yelland (born 1947) is an English film, stage and television actor. Yelland was educated at Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge, where he read English. He started his career with three years at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre. He has since appeared in numerous stage plays and television productions. Perhaps his most famous role was that of the future Edward VIII in the film Chariots of Fire. He performed in the lead role of the BBC Television serial David Copperfield, and is well known for his portrayal of Nicholas Rumpole in the Thames Television series Rumpole of the Bailey, as the father of the main character in the London Weekend Television serial A Little Princess, and for his role as a regular in ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot as Poirot's valet, George. At the end of 2007 he played Ralph Nickleby in a revival of the play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, alongside his daughter, Hannah.

Personal details

Date of birth
1947
Place of birth
United Kingdom
Nationality
United Kingdom

Family

Children

Education

1. University of Cambridge Colleges/University

The University of Cambridge (informally known as Cambridge University or Cambridge) is a public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after the University of Oxford), and the seventh-oldest in the world. In post-nominals the university's name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis (an adjective derived from Cantabrigia, the Latinised form of Cambridge).

Institution info

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 4.9 bil. £
Institution colors
Founded
1209
Headquarters
Trinity Lane, CB2 1TN - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Undergraduates
2012. 11,941
2011. 12,077
2009. 12,192
2004. 12,018
Postgraduates
2012. 6,246
2011. 6,371
Acceptance rate
2012. 21.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
2012. 9 K £
Official web page www.cam.ac.uk
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

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Movie performances

1. Coriolanus (2011)

Drama, Thriller, War
played TV Pundit #1
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
, , ,
Gabrielle Tana
,
Julia Taylor-Stanley
16 Show list 1 Show list

Coriolanus is a 2011 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes in his directorial debut.

Awards

2011 British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

Top cast

Menenius Agrippa
Caius Marcius Coriolanus
Tullus Aufidius
Volumnia
Sicinius Velutus
Virgilia
Citizen #2
Titus Lartius
Citizen #1
Jamaican Woman
Volsce Lieutenant
General Cominius
TV Pundit #2
Junius Brutus
TV Anchorman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Paul Saunderson
Bojana Nikitovic
English
United Kingdom

2. Lewis and Clark and Other Great Adventures (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
147.0
Mary Summerhill
,
Peter Nicholson
,
Susan McMillan

Lewis and Clark and Other Great Adventures is a 2004 film directed by Peter Nicholson, Mary Summerhill, and Susan McMillan.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lewis and Clark Expedition

3. Stranded (2002)

Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Charles Beeson
4 Show list

Stranded is a 2002 television adventure drama film directed by Charles Beeson, based on Johann David Wyss's novel The Swiss Family Robinson. It starred Liam Cunningham, Brana Bajic, Roger Allam and Jesse Spencer.

Awards

Top cast

Sarah Robinson
Jacob Robinson
Fritz Robinson
Sarah Robinson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Chariots of Fire (1981)

Drama, History, Sport
played Prince of Wales
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
118.0
35 Show list 11 Show list $5.5M

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. The film was conceived and produced by David Puttnam, written by Colin Welland, and directed by Hugh Hudson. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. It is ranked 19th in the British Film Institute's list of Top 100 British films. The film is also notable for its memorable instrumental theme tune by Vangelis, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Score. The film's title was inspired by the line, "Bring me my chariot of fire," from the William Blake poem adapted into the popular British hymn "Jerusalem"; the hymn is heard at the end of the film. The original phrase "chariot of fire" is from 2 Kings 2:11 and 6:17 in the Bible.

Awards

1982 BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design
1982 BAFTA Award for Best Film
1982 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1981 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1981 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Film of the Year
1981 Academy Award for Best Costume Design
1981 London Film Critics Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year
1981 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score
1981 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1981 Academy Award for Best Picture
1981 National Board of Review Award for Best Film

Top cast

Sam Mussabini
Head Porter - Caius College
Singer in 'H.M.S. Pinafore'
Cambridge Student
Reverend. J.D. Liddell
Master of Trinity
Charles Paddock
Sybil Gordon
Garth Jones
Harold Abrahams
Lord Cadogan
Clare
Aubrey Montague
Sandy McGrath
Duke of Sutherland
Head Waiter - Savoy
Lord Birkenhead
Eric Liddell
Lord Andrew Lindsay
Linda Boyland
Fitch
Jackson Scholz
Mrs. Liddell
Rob Liddell
Henry Stallard
Jennie Liddell
Leonard Mullen
Bunty
Sleeping Car Attendant
President - Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Master of Caius
Sybil's Maid
Captain of Cambridge Athletic Team
Doreen Sloane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Eric Liddell
Track and field athletics
1924 Summer Olympics
Harold Abrahams
Chariots of Fire
English, French
United Kingdom

Starring TV roles

1. Agatha Christie's Poirot

Drama, Mystery, Crime
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

George
ITV
STV
UTV
12, 13
1989-01-15 January 8th, 1989 November 13th, 2013 14
Ian Hallard
English

2. A Little Princess

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

London Weekend Television
PBS
1986 1989
Miriam Margolyes
English

3. Agatha Christie's Poirot

Drama, Mystery, Crime
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

George
ITV
STV
UTV
6, 10, 11, 12
1995 2010 January 8th, 1989 November 13th, 2013 14
Ian Hallard
English

Guest TV appearances

Harbor Command

Program genre

Adventure Film
Drama

External resources

Harbor Command is an American police series that was syndicated from October 11, 1957, to July 4, 1958. The series stars Wendell Corey as Captain Ralph Baxter, an officer of the Harbor Police of a large coastal city. The series was produced by Ziv Television Programs, with the assistance of the law enforcement arms of Harbor and Port Authorities across the country. Captain Richard Storm, of the Port of San Diego's Harbor Police, was credited as the technical adviser for the series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E28 April 18th, 1958

Wikipedia

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