Nigel Bennett is an English actor/director/writer who has been based in Canada since 1986. He is best known for playing the vampire patriarch Lucien LaCroix in the TV series Forever Knight, for which he won the Canadian Gemini Award for best supporting actor in a dramatic series.
Bennett has also been in a number of major films such as Murder at 1600 and The Skulls, and many, many other TV series. He had recurring roles in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and LEXX. He was also the star of many Oatmeal Crisp commercials in the 1990s.
Teaming up with writer P. N. Elrod, Bennett co-authored a series of acclaimed "James Bond with fangs" vampire adventure novels. So far they have written Keeper of the King, His Father's Son, and Siege Perilous for Baen Books. He also contributed to "Dracula's London," a collection edited by Elrod for Ace Science Fiction.
In 2006, he appeared in the Ken Finkleman miniseries At The Hotel, for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award.
Bennett keeps himself busy with additional film and TV roles, stage work, convention and charity appearances. He was the artistic director of the world-renown Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, from 2006–2007.
He has four children. His first, Matthew is married with children and lives in Nigel's home country, England. The second, Michael, is currently attending King's College in Halifax, Canada. Sam Bennett is attending high school in Toronto and Hannah, his daughter lives with her mother and Nigel in Nova Scotia.
The Summit (TV mini-series) (2008) .... Ian Greene
Burn Up (TV mini-series) (2008) .... Jerry
The Border .... Andrew Mannering (4 episodes, 2008)
Reversible Errors (film) (2004) .... Talmadge
Lexx (TV) (Series Regular) (2000-2002).... Prince
The Crossing (2000) (TV) .... Gen. Horatio Gates
The Skulls (2000) .... Dr. Rupert Whitney
Top of the Food Chain (1999) .... Michel O'Shea
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV) (29 episodes) (1996-1999).... Frank Elsinger
War of 1812 (TV mini-series) (1999) .... Winfield Scott
One Tough Cop (1998) .... Insp. Bassie
Strike! (1998) .... Harvey Sawyer
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) .... Nico (Rooker's #1 henchman)
Forever Knight (TV) (Series Regular) (1992-1996).... Lacroix
A Child's Christmas in Wales (TV (1987)) .... Father (past)
BBC2 Playhouse (TV) (3 episodes) (1981-1982).... Mr. Ring
Coronation Street (TV) (1 episode) (1977) .... Colin Bailey
Play for Today (TV) (The Happy Hunting Ground) (1976)
Nigel Bennett at the Internet Movie Database
The Official Nigel Bennett website
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