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Christopher Casson (1912–1996)

Christopher Casson was the son of leading British actors Sir Lewis Casson and Dame Sybil Thorndike. The younger Casson began his career on stage as a small child in a 1915 production of "Julius Caesar". He often performed with his parents on stage and began his own theatrical career in Dublin in the 1930s. He was also a popular performer on Irish ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Dublin, Ireland

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Zardoz Old Scientist
Educating Rita
Educating Rita Professor
Shake Hands with the Devil
Kidnapped Rev. Campbell


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 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
Rev. Campbell
 1995 Frankie Starlight
Bookshop Gentleman
 1991 The Treaty (TV Movie)
Lord French
 1983-1984 The Irish R.M. (TV Series)
- The Aussolas Martin Cat (1984) ... Liam
- O Love! O Fire! (1983) ... Liam
- Trinket's Colt (1983) ... Liam
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Austin Davidson
- Episode #1.13 (1984) ... Austin Davidson
- Episode #1.10 (1984) ... Austin Davidson
 1984 Painted Out (TV Movie)
 1983 Attracta
Mr. Jameson
 1983 Educating Rita
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Canon Moran
- Autumn Sunshine (1981) ... Canon Moran
 1980 The Sleep of Death
Sir Philip Terence
 1975 The Loves of Cass Maguire (TV Movie)
Mr. Ingram
 1974 Zardoz
Old Scientist
 1966 Insurrection (TV Mini-Series)
Herbert Asquith
 1965 The Riordans (TV Series)
Canon Browne
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Headmaster (uncredited)
 1961 Johnny Nobody
Father Bernard
 1960 The Siege of Sidney Street
Police Commissioner
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil
 1959 Broth of a Boy
Mr. Justice Healy
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Lord Clonmell

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He acted in TS Eliot's play, "Murder in the Cathedral," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Speaight and Denis Carey in the cast. E. Martin Browne was director. See more »

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Ex-brother-in-law of Douglas Campbell. See more »

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