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Richard Morant

plays Captain Oates

Richard Morant comes from a long line of actors dating back to the late 17th Century. Raised in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, he trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, before joining the Prospect Theatre Company in 1968. There he played Salisbury in 'Richard III' and Leicester in 'Edward II' both of which roles he later repeated on television. His memorable portrayal of Flashman in 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' in 1971, brought more offers of television roles pouring in. Over the next decade he was seen in such popular series as 'Callan', 'Wings', 'The Duchess of Duke Stree' and 'Rumpole of the Bailey'. His feature film credits include Ken Russell's 'Mahler', 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' and most recently 'The Company of Wolves' [sic].

He has also managed to fit in theatre roles at the Bristol Old Vic, Chichester, Sheffield and the Oxford Playhouse as well as a tour of the British Council's production of 'The Merchant of Venice'.

Richard Morant is currently appearing in Central's new drama series 'Connie' which is still in production [1985].

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