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Michael Benthall (1919–1974)

Michael Benthall was born on February 8, 1919 in London, England as Michael Pickersgill Benthall. He is known for his work on The First Gentleman (1961), Farewell to the Vic (1963) and The DuPont Show of the Month (1957). He died on September 6, 1974 in London. See full bio »


(age 55) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The First Gentleman
Farewell to the Vic
The DuPont Show of the Month
The DuPont Show of the Month Miscellaneous Crew
The World Our Stage


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 1961 The First Gentleman (TV Movie) (producer)
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... (producer: Hamlet)
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 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Hamlet (1959) ... (director: stage production)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Romeo and Juliet (1957) ... (director: stage production)
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 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Hamlet (1959) ... (adaptation)
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 1963 Farewell to the Vic (TV Movie documentary)
 1957 Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z (TV Series)
Himself - The Old Vic discussion
- O (1957) ... Himself - The Old Vic discussion
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 1990 The Tales of Helpmann (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)

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He directed William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Esmond Knight, Heather Stannard, Alfie Bass, Michael Bates, Claire Bloom, Robert Urquhart, Noel Willman, Michael Gwynne, and Julian ... See more »

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Directed Katharine Hepburn in two Broadway productions - "As You Like It" and "Coco". The production of "As You Like It" marked the only time that Hepburn starred in a Shakespeare play on Broadway, and "Coco" featured her only appearance in a stage musical. See more »

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