Nigel Bennett (November 19, 1949-) is a British-born actor/director/writer who has been based in Canada since 1986. He's best known for playing the vampire patriarch on the TV series Forever Knight, for which he won the Canadian Gemini Award for best supporting actor in a dramatic series.
He has also been in a number of major films such as Murder at 1600 and The Skulls, and many, many other TV series. He had recurring roles in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and LEXX.
Teaming up with writer P. N. Elrod, Bennett co-authored a series of acclaimed "James Bond with fangs" vampire adventure novels. So far they have written Keeper of the King, His Father's Son, and Siege Perilous for Baen Books. He also contributed to "Dracula's London," a collection edited by Elrod for Ace Science Fiction.
In 2006, he appeared in the Ken Finkleman miniseries At The Hotel, alongside his son, Matthew Bennett.
Mr. Bennett continues busy with countless additional film and TV roles, stagework, convention and charity appearances.