Hywel Thomas Bennett (born 8 April 1944) is a Welsh actor, born in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Raised in London from an early age, he attended Henry Thornton Grammar School, Clapham and RADA. With a number of major early film roles, Bennett is best known to modern audiences for his appearances on British television. He played small parts in Doctor Who and The Sweeney. He starred in The Virgin Soldiers, Shelley, Percy and the film adaptation of Loot by Joe Orton.
He played major parts in several Dennis Potter television plays, including Pennies From Heaven, Cold Lazarus and Karaoke. He was also a colorful villain in Neil Gaiman's miniseries Neverwhere. And his character, Ricky Tarr, was pivotal in the 1979 BBC miniseries based on the John le Carré novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He also appeared in Lock, Stock... as "Deep Throat"
In 2003 he joined the cast of long running soap opera EastEnders as Jack Dalton, a gangland boss; and has appeared as an occasional character,...
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Percy (1971) is a British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas starring Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland.The film was followed by a sequel, Percy's Progress.The film is about a successful penis transplant. An innocent and shy young man (Bennett), whose penis is mutilated in an accident and has to be amputated, wakes up after an operation to find out that it has been replaced by that of a womanizer, which is very large. The rest of the movie is about its new owner following in his predecessor's footsteps and meeting all the women who are able to recognize it.Rather than for its plot, the film is today remembered for its soundtrack by The Kinks (see Percy (soundtrack))....,
Twisted Nerve is a 1968 film about a disturbed young man, Martin, who pretends to be a mentally retarded child, George, in order to be near Susan, a girl he has become infatuated with. In covering his tracks he kills his father, Susan's mother and a boarding house guest.
The film falls within crime/psycho drama genres. The film's style is very similar to that of the Giallo Horror films popularized by Dario Argento and Mario Bava in the succeeding decade.
The film opens with Martin playing catch with his young mentally challenged brother Pete at a special school in London. We learn that Martin is but the only thread to his brothers family life, his father having died years before, and his mother having moved on to a new life with her new husband. Martin expresses his concern for his brother's well-being to the school's physician, who asserts his comfort with Pete's progress.
The film disolves to a hypnotic opening sequence to the tune of Bernard Hermann's classic theme. Then we see...,
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