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Alan Bates

Alan Bates  

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(b. Allestree, Derbys, 17 Feb. 1934)Actor, at his best playing outwardly cool but inwardly tormented characters. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his debut ...
Alan Howard

Alan Howard  

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(1937– )English actor who began a long association with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966. He rose rapidly to play Edgar in King Lear and Benedick in Much Ado About ...
Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim  

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(b. Edinburgh, 9 Oct. 1900; d. London, 19 Aug. 1976)Actor and director, a professor of elocution who began a stage career at 30 and a film career at 35 ...
Albert Finney

Albert Finney  

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(1936– )English actor. One of the young, rough-edged regional actors of the English new wave theatre, Finney has proven to be a versatile performer in classical and comic roles. After ...
Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins  

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(b. Port Talbot, Wales, 31 Dec. 1937)Actor. He joined the National Theatre in 1966 and made his mark with strong physical performances in roles including Coriolanus (1971) and Macbeth ...
Athene Seyler

Athene Seyler  

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(b. London, 31 May 1889; d. London, 12 Sept. 1990)Actress. Seyler made her name in a number of Restoration roles at the Lyric Hammersmith, including Melanthea in Marriage à ...
Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw  

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(b. Coventry, 6 June 1932)Actress. The leading English-speaking interpreter of Samuel Beckett's dramas, she performed, at the Royal Court or the National Theatre, in Play (1964), Not I (1973) ...
Carl Toms

Carl Toms  

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(1927– ),English designer, whose work was first seen in London in 1957, and who first became known in the field of opera. In 1968 he designed the National Theatre's productions ...
Chaim Topol

Chaim Topol  

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(1934– ),Israeli actor, who had his first experience of acting while in the army, and afterwards founded a theatre of satire in Tel Aviv which achieved widespread popularity. In 1961 ...
Dame Celia Johnson

Dame Celia Johnson  

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(1908–82),English actress. She made her début in Shaw's Major Barbara in Huddersfield in 1928 and was first seen in London in 1929. She had a long run in Merton ...
David Warner

David Warner  

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(b. Manchester, 29 July 1941)Actor. Warner was spotted in the film Tom Jones (1963) by the Royal Shakespeare Company, for which he subsequently played Henry VI and Edward IV ...
Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi  

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(1938– )English actor. Starting at the Birmingham Repertory Company, Jacobi joined the fledgling National Theatre in 1963, playing Laertes to Peter O'Toole's Hamlet. He also appeared in Othello with ...
Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg  

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(1938– )English actress. Early roles at Stratford included Helena in Hall's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and Cordelia in Brook's King Lear (all 1962). ...
Donald Sinden

Donald Sinden  

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(b. Plymouth, 9 Oct. 1923)Actor. He began his career in the late Second World War with Mobile Entertainments, a touring company performing plays for the armed forces in southern ...
Dorothy Tutin

Dorothy Tutin  

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(1931–2001)English actress. Considered a leading young actress in the 1950s, her reputation was confirmed by her vivacious Cecily in Anthony Asquith's film of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest ...
Frank Finlay

Frank Finlay  

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(b. Farnworth, Lancs, 6 Aug. 1926)Actor. Finlay made his name at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, and the Royal Court, in Arden's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1959) and as Harry Kahn ...
Frith Banbury

Frith Banbury  

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(1912–2008),English actor, manager, and director, who made his first appearance on the stage in 1933, and played a wide variety of parts, both in straight plays and revues, before ...
Geraldine McEwan

Geraldine McEwan  

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(1932– )English actress. Early in her career McEwan was in the company of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, appearing as Jean Rice in Osborne's The Entertainer (1957), Olivia (1957, 1960), Beatrice ...
Googie Withers

Googie Withers  

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(1917–2011),English actress, born in India, who studied for the stage under Italia Conti and made her début in the children's play The Windmill Man (1929) by Frederick Bowyer. She ...
Hayden Griffin

Hayden Griffin  

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(1943– )Beginning in the late 1960s he worked with the Royal Court, designing the premières of Bond's Narrow Road to the Deep North (1968) and Bingo (1974). In the mid-1970s ...

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