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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 November 1922Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Date of Death 19 October 2010Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Birth NameClement Graham Crowden
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Graham Crowden was born on November 30, 1922 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Clement Graham Crowden. He was an actor, known for Waiting for God (1990), Out of Africa (1985) and The Company of Wolves (1984). He was married to Phyllida Hewat. He died on October 19, 2010 in Edinburgh.

Spouse (1)

Phyllida Hewat (1952 - 19 October 2010) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (9)

He was offered the role of the fourth Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who (1963) after the departure of Jon Pertwee, but he didn't want to commit himself to one role.
He has performed with the National Theatre.
He is the father of Sarah Crowden.
He was the third of four children of a Scottish Presbytarian classics teacher.
His first job was in a tannery in Edinburgh. After studies at Edinburgh Academy, he worked for the stage in 1944 as student assistant stage manager at the Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. This was followed by repertory experience in Dundee, Glasgow, Nottingham and with the Bristol Old Vic.
Joined the Royal Scots Youth Battaillon in 1940, but was invalided out after being accidentally shot by his own platoon sergeant.
A prolific actor at the Royal Court from the mid-1950's, and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. Tall (6 foot, three inches) and possessed of an incisive manner, resonant voice and larger-than-life personality, Crowden was at his best in eccentric portrayals as mad scientists or flawed men-of-the-cloth. One of his most memorable screen appearances was as the maniacal chief surgeon in Lindsay Anderson's Britannia Hospital (1982).
Has acted in both the Eon James Bond franchise and The Doctor Who franchise.
Considered for the roles of Fallanda Dr.Armstrong and Sir Percy in Lifeforce (1985).

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