田村高廣

田村高廣

Takahiro Tamura (31 August 1928 – 16 May 2006) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in 100 films between 1954 and 2005. He and his younger brothers Masakazu and Ryō were known as the three Tamura brothers. They were sons of actor Tsumasaburo Bando.Tamura graduated from Doshisha University. Tamura was working for a trading firm before he started his acting career but he decied to be an actor to repay his father Tsumasaburō's debt. In 1953, he joined Shochiku and made his film debut with Onna no Sono. In 1965, he won the Best Supporting Actor award at the 16th Blue Ribbon Awards for his role in The Hoodlum Soldier. In 1970, he played the role of Mitsuo Fuchida in Tora! Tora! Tora! Tamura won the Mainichi Film Award for Best Actor award for his role in Muddy River in 1981. On television, Tamura appeared in a lot of jidaigeki television dramas. In 1964, He appeared for the first time in an NHK taiga drama, Akō Rōshi. NHK tapped him the following year for the role of Kuroda Yoshitaka in Taikōki. Among the jidaigeki series he has starred in Hissatsu series Tasukenin Hashiru.He died of cerebral infarction on 19 May 2006. His final film appearance was in The Yakiniku mubi: Purukogi, released in 2007.
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