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Lewis Casson (1875–1969)

Sir Lewis Casson was a British actor and theatrical director who was married to the legendary actress Dame Sybil Thorndike. He played a role in modernizing the British theatre, expanding it to embrace social critiques as well as new techniques, and was an advocate for a National Theatre. Lewis was born on October 26, 1875 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, ... See full bio »

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(age 93) in London, England, UK

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 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Telyegin
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Telyegin
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Baron Lucius van Welden / The Archbishop of Canterbury / Sir Patrick Cullen
- The Last Hours (1959) ... Baron Lucius van Welden
- Victoria Regina (1957) ... The Archbishop of Canterbury
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Before the Party (1958)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Adm. Springfield
 1938 South Riding
Lord Sedgmire
 1936 Calling the Tune
John Mallory
 1936 Rhodes
Rev. Charles Helm
 1935 Midshipman Easy
Mr. Easy
 1934 Little Friend
Judge
 1934 The Night Club Queen
Edward Brown
 1933 Crime on the Hill
Reu Michael Gray
 1930 Escape!
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He acted and directed in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Victoria Theatre in Burnley, Lancashire, England with Sybil Thorndike, Kenneth Griffith, Mark Dignam, Abraham Sofaer, Ann Casson, and Freda Gaye in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was also director. See more »

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During the First World War, he joined the Royal Army Service Corps. He later joined the Royal Engineers finally where he reached the rank of major. He was sent home in 1917 after being wounded, and was awarded the MC (Military Cross) for his services during World War I. He ended the war as secretary of the Chemical Warfare Committee. See more »

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Scorpio

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