Christopher Cazenove

Christopher Cazenove (17 December 1943 – 7 April 2010) was an English film, television and stage actor. 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. His marriage to actress Angharad Rees lasted from 1973 until she divorced him in 1994. They had two sons, Linford James (20 July 1974 — 10 September 1999), who died when he crashed his car on the M11 in Essex, and Rhys William (born 1976). From 2003 until his death, his partner was Isabel Davis. In February 2010, Cazenove collapsed at his London home.


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