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Peter Ustinov

(1921—2004) playwright and actor

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Alec Clunes

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1912–70)

British actor, director, and manager. Best known for running the Arts Theatre in London from 1942 to 1952 and for performing alongside stars such as Olivier, Gielgud, and...

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Anthony Quayle

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(1913–89)

English actor and director. An engaging, intelligent, and energetic man, Quayle played supporting roles at the Old Vic under Tyrone Guthrie, appearing with Olivier,...

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Beatrix Lehmann

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(b. Wycombe, Bucks, 1 July 1903; d. London, 31 July 1979)

Actress who built her reputation after her debut in 1924 with many memorable performances, including Susie in The Silver...

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Eric Porter

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(1928–95)

English actor whose long stage career was perhaps overshadowed by the celebrity of his television role of Soames Forsyte in the landmark series The Forsyte Saga (1967)....

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Michel Saint-Denis

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(1897–1971)

French actor, director, and teacher. Nephew and student of Copeau, Saint-Denis later headed the Compagnie des Quinze, for which he directed several noteworthy...

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Nederlander Theatre

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(New York)

The 1,200‐seat playhouse on West 41st Street has gone by many names during its history, and has changed ownership several times. It was built as the National Theatre ...

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New London Theatre

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In Drury Lane, designed by Sean Kenny and erected on the site of the Winter Garden Theatre, forming part of a complex which includes a multi-storey car park and a ...

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New Zealand Players

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The only national company in New Zealand. Formed in 1953 by Richard and Edith Campion, it toured from one end of the country to the other, including many one-night stands ...

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Norman Marshall

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(b. Rawalpindi, India, 16 Nov. 1901; d. London, 7 Nov. 1980)

Director and manager. In 1926 Marshall joined the Cambridge Festival Theatre, eventually becoming resident director,...

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Nottingham

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County town of Nottinghamshire, situated on the river Trent, and a city since 1897. It is first recorded as one of the ‘five boroughs’ of the Danes, succeeded by an English fortified town...

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