December 8, 2003 by

David Hemmings


Categories: Actors, Hollywood, Musicians

dhemmings.jpgDavid Leslie Edward Hemmings, a British director, singer and actor who worked on more than 160 films, died on Dec. 4 from a heart attack. He was 62.
Hemmings was only nine years old when he launched his entertainment career as a boy soprano in the opera, “The Turn of the Screw.” At 12, he began appearing in movies; by the time he was 14, he had his own apartment in London.
Although he appeared in numerous films, including “Barbarella,” “Gladiator,” “Gangs of New York” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” Hemmings was best known for playing the hip, fashion photographer who may have photographed a murder in the 1966 cult classic, “Blowup.”
In between acting jobs, Hemmings produced and directed movies and TV series, like “The A-Team” and “Magnum PI.” He received a Silver Bear award at the 1973 Berlin Film Festival for his direction of “The 14.”
Hemmings had just finished shooting scenes on location in Romania for the film, “Blessed,” when he collapsed. Paramedics were unable to revive him.
Filmography From IMDb

5 Responses to David Hemmings

  1. Sharon K.

    I really admired David Hemmings. I enjoyed his films “Blow up” and “Fragment of Fear. He was a great actor and I really will miss him!!!

  2. Jane Conroy

    David Hemmings was one of the best and most versatile actors of his time.
    He had a film presence that could fix an audience in its seats and David will be very sadly missed by us all.
    God Bless you David you brought so much joy into our lives.

  3. kyle

    I remember David Hemmings as Dr Charles Henry Moffett on the show Airwolf. His character was reponsible for designing and building the helicopter

  4. Jackie Pyzocha

    Damn, he was sexy in Barbarella and Camelot, I still lust after him. I’m sorry he’s gone. I likedd his Mordred better, hot as hell with that mustache, Barbarella, too. He was scary in Thirst, scary film anyway. Sex object, yes.
    Forever lusting.

  5. Roxanne

    Yes , David hemmings will be missed for sure. He was the sexiest guy I have ever laid my eyes on .
    He was an excellent performer and looked so good in Blow up – only he could pull off wearing white jeans. I love you David !!!

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