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Marius Goring Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Died in Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, England, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameMarius Backman Goring
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The son of Dr. Charles Buckman Goring M.D. and Kate Winifred (nee MacDonald). Marius Goring was educated at Perse School, Cambridge, England and at the Universities of Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Paris. He studied for the stage under Harcourt Williams at the Old Vic dramatic school, London. His first stage appearance was at Cambridge in 1925 in "Crossings". His first London appearance was at the Rudolph Steiner Hall, December 1927 as Harlequin. He performed at the Old Vic, Sadler's Wells and toured France and Germany. he played Macbeth, Romeo, Trip in School for Scandal amongst others. His first west end appearance was at the Shaftesbury Theatre, May 1934 in the Voysey Inheritance. He joined the army in June 1940 and became the supervisor of productions of the BBC service broadcasts. Most of his army work was done under the alias Charles Richardson. For some reason the name GORING wasn't too popular at the time. He was a founder member of British Equity in 1929. He lists his recreations as walking, riding, skating and travelling.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Spouse (3)

Prudence Fitzgerald (1977 - 30 September 1998) (his death)
Lucie Mannheim (1941 - 28 July 1976) (her death)
Mary Westwood Steel (1931 - 1941) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

He regularly played passionate, ill-fated men

Trivia (5)

Founder member of UK Equity, the Actor's Union in 1929. He joined its council in 1949 and was its vice president from 1963-1965 and from 1975-1982.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1991 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.
He was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Literature in 1976.
Daughter, Phyllida.
Portrayed Sir Percy Blakeney aka The Scarlet Pimpernel on the UK radio show "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1952-1953).

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Michael Powell]: I wrote an obituary for him when he died, because a lot of people wrote that he was horrible to actors, whereas I thought he was marvelous.

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