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David Mercer (I) (1928–1980)

David Mercer was born on June 27, 1928 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. He was a writer and actor, known for Morgan! (1966), Providence (1977) and Ninety Degrees in the Shade (1965). He died on August 8, 1980 in Haifa, Israel. See full bio »

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(age 52) in Haifa, Israel
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Morgan! Writer
(1966)
Providence Writer
(1977)
Family Life Writer
(1971)

Filmography

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 1988 A Dinner of Herbs (TV Movie)
 1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Rod of Iron (1980) ... (play)
  BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1978) (play - 1 episode, 1977)
- For Tea on Sunday (1978) ... (writer)
- Shooting the Chandelier (1977) ... (play)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (1 episode, 1978) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Flint (1978)
- The Parachute (1968) ... (writer)
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Superstition (1977) ... (writer)
 1977 Providence
 1976 Huggy Bear (TV Movie)
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Find Me (1974) ... (writer)
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 Wessex Tales (TV Mini-Series) (adapted by - 1 episode)
- Barbara of the House of Grebe (1973) ... (adapted by)
 1973/II A Doll's House (screenplay)
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Afternoon at the Festival (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You and Me and Him (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Play for Today (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Bankrupt (1972) ... (play)
 1972 Flint (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Arcata Promise ... (writer)
 1971 Family Life (play "In Two Minds") / (screenplay)
 1971 Vi lever kvart vårt liv (TV Movie) (book)
  The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (by - 1 episode, 1967) (script - 1 episode, 1965)
- Emma's Time (1970) ... (writer)
- The Cellar and the Almond Tree (1970) ... (writer)
- On the Eve of Publication (1968) ... (writer)
- Let's Murder Vivaldi (1968) ... (writer)
- In Two Minds (1967) ... (by)
 1969 Hoppe, hoppe, Reiter (TV Movie) (play "Ride a Cock Horse")
 1966 Morgan! (written by)
 1965 Ninety Degrees in the Shade (screenplay)
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Way of Living (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Playdate (TV Series) (1 episode)
  BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (1 episode, 1963) (writer - 1 episode, 1962)
- A Suitable Case for Treatment (1962) ... (writer)
 1963 The Birth of a Private Man (TV Movie)
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Buried Man (1963) ... (writer)
 1962 A Climate of Fear (TV Movie)
 1961 Where the Difference Begins (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "After Haggerty", was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Place Theatre in London, England with Frank Finlay, Billie Whitelaw, Leslie Sands and David Wood in the cast. David Hugh Jones was the director. See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He was bedeviled by alcoholism for most of his adult life; it sometimes made him violent and cost him many friends, as well as bringing his first marriage to an acrimonious close. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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