James Saxon Actor

James Saxon (12 June 1955 - 2 July 2003) was a British character actor. He often played aristocrats or middle class characters. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made a career on screen with leading parts in television series such as the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair (1987), the ITV comedy Brass (1983), the brief revival of Poldark (1996), Time Riders (1991) and Brush Strokes (1986). His occasional guest appearances included Jonathan Creek (2001), as a school inspector in Chalk (1997), Murder Most Horrid (1994), Lovejoy (1993), A Touch of Frost (1994), Boon (1990) and Oscar Botcherby in the 1985 Doctor Who story, The Two Doctors, alongside both Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton. James Saxon’s film appearances were less numerous, though his rich tones brought to life many audio adaptations, including some of the works of P. G. Wodehouse. He died in 2003 from a heart attack.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 12th, 1954
Nationality
United Kingdom
Date of death
July 2nd, 2003 at age of 49
Place of death
Chichester, United Kingdom
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction

Movie performances

1. Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

Biggles: Adventures in Time is a 1986 adventure film based on the Biggles character from the series of novels written by Captain W. E. Johns. The film stars Neil Dickson as Biggles, Alex Hyde-White as Jim Ferguson and Peter Cushing as William Raymond in his final feature film role.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Time travel
Aviation
World War I
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

2. The Nesting (1981)

Horror
played Earl
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Armand Weston
Armand Weston
Daria Price
,
Armand Weston
5 Show list

The Nesting is a 1981 horror film directed and co-written by Armand Weston.

Awards

Top cast

Colonel LeBrun
Florinda Costello
Sheriff
GI #1
Catherine Beasley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
George Kim Scholes
,
Jack Malken
João Fernandes
Alexis del Lago
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Adventures of Captain Pugwash

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
October, 1998

2. We'll Meet Again

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
February 19th, 1982 1
David Baxt
John Arthur
Patrick Pearson
Joris Stuyck
English

3. Brass

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

Channel 4
ITV
August 20th, 1984 April 28th, 1990 3 English

4. Brush Strokes

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

BBC One
September 1st, 1986 April 7th, 1991 5 English

5. McCallum

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

ITV
1995 1998 4 English

Guest TV appearances

A Touch of Frost

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Crime

External resources

A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R. D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard Harris, with screenplays credited to Wingfield.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 January 23rd, 1994

Between the Lines

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.nThe show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau, an internal organisation that investigates claims of corruption inside the police in England and Wales. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean. Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor and Mo Connell.nClark's work as a lead officer in CIB was the focus of the first two series. In the first series his boss was Deakin, a tough ex-RUC Irish policeman. At the end of the first series Deakin was revealed to be a corrupt officer himself. He left the force but remained a recurring character working freelance for the security services and others, sometimes in conflict with Clark and sometimes assisting him.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 26th, 1993

Casualty

Program genre

Soap opera
Medical drama
Medical fiction
Drama

Official site

External resources

Casualty, stylised as CASUAL⁺Y, is a British medical drama that airs weekly on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986, and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The original producer was Geraint Morris.nThe programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department. The show has very few ties to its sister programme Holby City, which began as a spin-off from Casualty in 1999, set in the same hospital. Casualty is shown weekly on a Saturday evening, which has been its time slot since the early 1990s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E15 February 27th, 1992

Doctor Who

Program genre

Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Science Fiction

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S22-E07 February 16th, 1985
S22-E09 March 2nd, 1985
S22-E08 February 23rd, 1985

Lovejoy

Program genre

Comedy-drama
Drama
Crime
Comedy
Mystery

External resources

Lovejoy is a British TV comedy-drama series based on the picaresque novels by John Grant under the pen name Jonathan Gash. The show, which ran to 71 episodes over six series, was originally broadcast by the BBC between 10 January 1986 and 4 December 1994, although there was a five-year gap between the first and second series. It was adapted for television by Ian La Frenais.nThe series concerns the adventures of the eponymous Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, a likeable but roguish antiques dealer based in East Anglia.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E12 November 21st, 1993

Maigret

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Maigret was a British television series that ran on ITV for twelve episodes between 1992 and 1993. It was an adaptation of the books by Georges Simenon featuring his fictional French detective Jules Maigret. Airing in two series, each of the episodes was based on a single book.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 March 28th, 1993

Murder Most Horrid

Program genre

Comedy
Drama

Official site

External resources

Murder Most Horrid is a British dark comedy anthology series starring Dawn French. It was broadcast on BBC Two for four series runs, in 1991, 1994, 1996 and 1999.nCreated by Paul Smith, who also co-created Colin's Sandwich and has written for The Brittas Empire, among other programmes, the series starred French as a different character in each episode. Many episodes were directed by the noted director Bob Spiers, who also worked with French on The Comic Strip Presents... and French and Saunders.nMost episodes parodied the thriller and murder mystery genres with one notable episode lampooning the trials and tribulations of being a children's presenter in general, and Blue Peter in particular.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 March 17th, 1994

Soldier Soldier

Program genre

Drama
Military

External resources

Soldier Soldier is a British television drama series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 October 19th, 1993

Tales from the Crypt

Program genre

Fantasy
Anthology
Comedy
Horror
Suspense

External resources

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the six other EC Comics of the time. The show was produced by HBO with uncredited association by The Geffen Film Company and Warner Bros. Television.nThe series is not to be confused with the 1972 film by the same name or the three movies based on the series, Demon Knight, Bordello of Blood, or Ritual.nBecause it was aired on HBO, a premium cable television channel, it was one of the few anthology series to be allowed to have full freedom from censorship by network standards and practices as a result, HBO allowed the series to contain graphic violence as well as other content that had not appeared in most television series up to that time, such as profanity, gore, nudity and sexual situations, which could give the series a TV-MA rating for today's standards.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E01 April 19th, 1996

The Paradise Club

Program genre

Drama

External resources

The Paradise Club is a BBC television drama starring Don Henderson and Leslie Grantham as Frank & Danny Kane. Two series were produced and were broadcast between 1989 and 1990.nThe show focuses upon two brothers, Frank & Danny Kane. Their mother, Ma Kane, is the matriarch of a criminal gang in South London, helped by her son Danny. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church; he inherits The Paradise Club on the death of their mother and returns to London to try and steer Danny away from crime.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 7th, 1989
S01-E06 October 24th, 1989
S01-E05 October 17th, 1989
S01-E07 October 31st, 1989
S01-E04 October 10th, 1989

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