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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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Crime on the Hill
Crime on the Hill Reverend Michael Gray
(1933)
The Night Club Queen
The Night Club Queen Edward Brown
(1934)
Everyman
Everyman Doctor / Messenger
(1947)

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 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
Telyegin
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Telyegin
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Selby / Captain Elijah Cadman
- Shout Aloud Salvation (I) (1951) ... Captain Elijah Cadman
 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
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sir Horace Darke
- Eighty in the Shade (1959) ... Sir Horace Darke
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Before the Party (1958)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Adm. Springfield
 1948 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Papa Juan
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
Doctor / Messenger
 1946 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Peter Cauchon
 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
Reverend Michael Gray
 1930 Escape!
Farmer
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo & Juliet," at the King's Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Basil C. Langton, Renee Asherson, Esmond Knight, Michael Goodliffe, Douglas Wilmer, Gerald K. Souper, Horace Sequeira, Eric Porter (Tybalt's Page), Agnes Laughlan, and Francis Crowdy in the cast. Clare Harris was... See more »

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He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 1945 King's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

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Scorpio

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