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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 16 February 1935Morley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of Death 13 January 2016Santa Barbara, California, USA  (cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Brian Bedford was born on February 16, 1935 in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood (1973), Nixon (1995) and Grand Prix (1966). He was married to Tim MacDonald. He died on January 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Tim MacDonald (July 2013 - 13 January 2016) (his death)

Trivia (11)

Of Irish Catholic extraction. Has many relatives in Chicago on his mother (O'donnell)'s side.
Became a naturalized US citizen some time ago. His brother, Vincent Bedford, is a bureaucrat back in England, UK.
Is an active member of the Stratford Festival of Canada.
He was awarded the 1972 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "The Tavern" at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2001 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The School for Scandal" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Moliere Comedies" at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
Starring in "London Assurance" at the 2006 Stratford Festival (which he also directed) in Stratford, Ontario (Canada). [July 2006]
Stratford, Ontario, Canada [January 2011]
Appearing as Lady Bracknell in Roundabout Theatre's production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" in NYC. [February 2011]
Playing Malvolio in Stratford Festival of Canada's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". [August 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

While I wanted to live in America, I also wanted to have a British actor's career.
On Michael Langham: I consider Michael a great director, a great man of the theater. He lived it, breathed it, and was totally occupied with it.

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