Nigel Davenport, Actor: Chariots of Fire. Nigel Davenport was born on May 23, 1928 in Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Arthur Nigel Davenport. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), A Man for All Seasons (1966) and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984). He was married to Maria Aitken and Helena Margaret White. He died on October 25, 2013 in England.