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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 December 1941Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Date of Death 31 August 2008Epping Forest, Essex, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Ken Campbell was born on December 10, 1941 in Ilford, Essex, England. He was an actor and writer, known for A Fish Called Wanda (1988), Creep (2004) and Saving Grace (2000). He was married to Prunella Gee. He died on August 31, 2008 in Epping Forest, Essex.

Spouse (1)

Prunella Gee (1978 - 1983) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Has a daughter, Daisy, with Prunella Gee.
His first play as a writer was for the 'Armchair Theatre' series, entitled 'One night I danced with Mr Dalton'.
Auditioned in 1987 for the role of the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who (1963), but was turned down, apparently due to his audition performance being considered too disturbing for television. Ironically, the actor who was cast instead, Sylvester McCoy, was one of his protégés, having been a member of the Ken Campbell Roadshow.
Associated with the "Madhouse Company of London", which was a comedy troupe that performed in Boston in the 1970's. Other members included Jim Carter ("Shakespeare in Love", "Top Secret!" and "The Madness of King George"), Marcel Steiner, Marc Weil and Tommy Shands.
Posts: Founder, Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool 1976; Artistic Director, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool 1980; Professor of Ventriloquism, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 1999-2008.
Received an honorary doctorate from Staffordshire University's Faculty of Arts, Media & Design shortly before he died.
Famous as a monologist, an eccentric comedian, raconteur, nonconformist and anti-establishmentarian.
In the late 1960's, he toured British pubs and clubs with the Ken Campbell Roadshow, which included Bob Hoskins and Sylvester McCoy.
Trained at RADA and first acted as straight man to comedian Dick Emery.

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