Christopher Cazenove

Christopher Cazenove

66 (passed away Apr. 7th, 2010)
Dec. 17th, 1943
Born in
Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK

Christopher Cazenove's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dynasty TV Show
Judge John Deed (UK) TV Show
Judge John Deed (UK)
The Duchess of Duke Street (UK) TV Show
The Duchess of Duke Street (UK)
A Fine Romance TV Show
A Fine Romance
The Pathfinders (UK) TV Show
The Pathfinders (UK)
The Regiment (UK) TV Show
The Regiment (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Early life and career

He was born Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove, the son of Arnold de Lerisson Cazenove and Elizabeth Laura (née Gurney, 1914–1994) in Winchester, Hampshire, but was brought up in Bowlish, Somerset.He was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He often portrayed British aristocrats, and first made his name in the early 1970s drama series, The Regiment. Other notable roles included Charlie Tyrrell in the UK series The Duchess of Duke Street and Ben Carrington in the US soap opera Dynasty. He also appeared several times in the British drama series Judge John Deed.
On the stage, he appeared as Henry Higgins in the British and American productions of My Fair Lady from 2005 through to 2008.

Personal life

His marriage to actress Angharad Rees lasted from 1973 until she divorced him in 1994. They had two sons, Linford James (20 July 1974[4] — 10 September 1999), who died when he crashed his car on the M11 in Essex,[8] and Rhys William (born 1976).From 2003 until his death, he was in a relationship with Isabel Davies.
In February 2010, Cazenove collapsed at his London home. He was taken to St Thomas' Hospital in London, suffering from septicaemia.
He died on 7 April 2010 from the effects of the illness at St Thomas's Hospital, aged 66.The actor "died peacefully" surrounded by his loved ones, said a statement released by his agent, his family and girlfriend Isabel Davis.[12] Cazenove's death occurred six days after the death of John Forsythe, who had played his older brother, Blake Carrington, in Dynasty. Cazenove's funeral took place on 16 April 2010 at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, London.


Julius Caesar (1970) — Servant to Anthony
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) — Nigel
The Regiment (1972–1973)
Omnibus: The British Hero (1973 BBC TV documentary/selected dramatised scenes) — Heroes: Tom Brown, Richard Hannay, Beau Geste, Bulldog Drummond and James Bond
Royal Flash (1975) — Eric Hansen
East of Elephant Rock (1977) — Robert Proudfoot
Little Girl in Blue Velvet (1978) — Baby
Zulu Dawn (1979) — Lt. Coghill
Hammer House of Horror (1980) Episode: "Children of the Full Moon" — Tom Martin
Eye of the Needle (1981) — David
From a Far Country (1981) — Tadek
Heat and Dust (1983, Merchant Ivory Film) — Douglas Rivers, the Assistant Collector
Until September (1984) — Philip
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1984) Episode: "In Possession" — Frank Daly
Mata Hari (1985) — Karl von Bayerling
The Fantasist (1986) — Inspector McMyler
Dynasty (1986–1987) — Ben Carrington
Blind Justice (aka Hold My Hand I'm Dying) (1988) — Actor
Windmills of the Gods (1988) — Desforges
Souvenir (1989) — William Root
The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) — Rudolph Vyne
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990) — Edward Hargreave
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) — Palmer
The Proprietor (1996, Merchant Ivory Film) — Elliott Spencer
Shadow Run (1998) — Melchior
The Contaminated Man (2000) — President of Clarion
A Knight's Tale (2001) — John Thatcher
Beginner's Luck (2001) — Andrew Fontaine
Alexander the Great from Macedonia (2006) — Aristotle
Hotel Babylon (2009) — Damien Rushby

  • His eldest son, Linford, was killed instantly in 1999 in a road accident, while driving to pick up books from Cambridge University. He had just been awarded a Master's Degree in Philosophy from Cambridge.
  • His youngest son, Rhys William, was born in December 1976

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