Nigel Bennett is an English actor, director and writer who has lived in Canada since 1986.
An accomplished theatre actor, Bennett appeared on the British stage for 15 years before moving to Canada in 1986.
During this time he starred in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at the Wyndhams Theatre in London's West End.
He also performed in Ghosts, Private Lives and Rookery Nook at such theatres as the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, the Crucible Theatre, the Bristol Old Vic and the King's Head Theatre Club as well as many seasons on the stages of Canterbury, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.
From 1992-1996, Bennett starred as the powerful and seductive Lucien LaCroix in the Gemini-nominated television series Forever Knight. In 1995, he received the prestigious Gemini Award for his role in the series, and it was on this show where he made his directorial debut.
Bennett's feature film work includes co-starring with Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin; The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, a drama that was voted Best New Film at both the Toronto Festival of Festivals and the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1988; Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt; Murder at 1600, starring Wesley Snipes; Top of the Food Chain, a science fiction feature that premiered at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival; and Skulls, starring Craig T. Nelson.
Bennett's television credits in Great Britain include Harry, Elizabeth Alone, Reilly: Ace of Spies, and the marathon running series Coronation Street.
Canadian and American television appearances include Andromeda, Beyond Reality, Sweating Bullets, E.N.G., Counterstrike, Street Legal, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, F/X: The Series, La Femme Nikita, Avonlea, Adderly, Night Heat, Friday the 13th: The Series, The Twilight Zone, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, John Woo's Once A Thief, Total Recall 2070, Codename: Eternity, Psi Factor, LEXX, Mutant X,and Relic Hunter.
Bennett's made for television movie credits include the HBO Original Movie Gotti, starring Armand Assante; the critically acclaimed Harrison Bergeron; Rescuers, an eight part mini-series produced by Barbara Streisand; One Tough Cop with Stephen Baldwin; the Lifetime original movie Any Mother's Son, with Bonnie Bedelia; Different with Lynn Redgrave; Vanished Without A Trace with Shelly Long; Strike with Lynn Redgrave and Kirsten Dunst; Martha Inc. with Cybill Shepard; The Crossing, with Jeff Daniels; Reversible Errors with Tom Selleck; and Beach Girls with Rob Lowe.
Other theatrical credits include the plays The Dumb Waiter for the Atlantic Fringe Festival, The Three Sisters and Blithe Spirit for the Atlantic Theatre Festival, The Sound of Music, The Goat, Blue/Orange, Betrayal, and the acclaimed British character play Closer at the Halifax Neptune Theatre and Goodnight Disgrace at Stratford.
Other television and film projects include Hotel, a miniseries written and directed by Ken Finkelman; Cypher, directed by the renowned Vincenzo Natale; Disney's The Scream Team; Anita Shreve's The Pilot's Wife; and Terror in Witchita.
Bennett has co-authored three fantasy novels with vampire author P.N. Elrod entitled Keeper of the King, His Father's Son, and Siege Perilous.
They also contributed a short story to the vampire anthology Dracula in London.