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David Hemmings Biography

Birth Name:
David Edward Leslie Hemmings
Birth Place:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Actor, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was a boy soprano, appearing in many works by composer Benjamin Britten
  • As a teen he went to Austria and played the guitar in nightclubs and did magic shows
  • Founded the Hemdale Film Corporation with his manager, John Daly, in 1967
  • Released his debut album, David Hemmings Happens, in 1967
  • Passed away at age 62 from a heart attack while filming in Romania
  • His autobiography Blow Up
  • and Other Exaggerations – The Autobiography of David Hemmings was published posthumously in 2004


  • 2001European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated