Derren Nesbitt

Derren Nesbitt (born Derren Michael Horwitz 19 June 1935) is an English actor. Possibly his best known role was as SS Major von Hapen in Where Eagles Dare. In 2008 he was writing a book on "biblical myths and falsehoods". Nesbitt's many television credits date back to the 1950s, including roles in The Invisible Man, Man of the World, Danger Man, The Prisoner, Doctor Who, UFO and The Saint. He has also appeared in ongoing roles in a few series, including Special Branch and The Courtroom. Nesbitt has been married four times and has five children from his various marriages. His first three marriages all ended in divorce. His first wife was the actress Anne Aubrey. On 25 January 1973 he was fined £250 when he pleaded guilty to two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in October the previous year. He thrashed her with a leather strap after she told him that she was having an affair with another man. He also bruised her by grabbing her clothing the next day when she refused to tell him details about her lover. She divorced him a few months later. His third wife was an Australian beauty queen, and for a time he moved to her country.

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