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David Mercer

(1928—1980) playwright and scriptwriter

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After Haggerty

After Haggerty  

A: David Mercer Pf: 1970, London Pb: 1970 G: Pol. com. in 2 acts S: London, Budapest, Moscow, Havana, Prague, Chicago, New York, Long Island, and Yorkshire, 1956–70 C: 9m, 5fBernard Link, an ...
Barbara Jefford

Barbara Jefford  

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(b. Plymstock, Devon, 26 July 1930)Actress. Her roles for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (1950–4) included Desdemona, Isabella and Rosalind. She confirmed her stature as a ...
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) ...
David Jones

David Jones  

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(b. Poole, Dorset, 19 Feb. 1934)Director. He directed new plays and twentieth-century classics for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Brecht, Vian, Nelson, Grass, O'Casey, four by Mercer, and a ...
David Storey

David Storey  

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(1933– ),novelist and playwright, the son of a Yorkshire miner; he was educated at the Slade School of Fine Art. He worked as professional footballer, teacher, farm worker, and erector of show tents, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Michael Hordern

Michael Hordern  

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(b. Berkhamsted, Herts, 3 Oct. 1911; d. Oxford, 2 May 1995)Actor. Hordern was praised for his Caliban, Jaques and Sir Politick Would-be at Stratford-upon-Avon, and for lead roles in ...
Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole  

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(1932– )Irish-born actor who spent his childhood in Leeds. His London debut was in Shaw's Major Barbara (Old Vic, 1956), followed by The Long and the Short and the Tall ...
television drama

television drama  

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The twentieth century has produced three ‘indirect’, i.e. recorded and/or transmitted types of drama: radio, film and television. Of these, television is coming to have the greatest impact almost ...
Vivien Merchant

Vivien Merchant  

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(1929–82)English actress. Playing cool, sexually charged characters, Merchant was best known as an interpreter of Harold Pinter, to whom she was married. She originated the role of Ruth, the ...

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