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Tyrone Guthrie (1900–1971)

Tyrone Guthrie was born on July 2, 1900 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England as William Tyrone Guthrie. He was a director and actor, known for Oedipus Rex (1957), Goodness, How Sad! (1938) and Trelawny of the Wells (1938). He was married to Judith Bretherton. He died on May 15, 1971 in Dublin, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 70) in Dublin, Ireland

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Hide Hide Show Show Director (4 credits)
 1957 Oedipus Rex
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1938 Goodness, How Sad! (TV Movie)
 1938 Trelawny of the Wells (TV Movie)
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 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Top of the Ladder (1967) ... (play)
 1963 The Bergonzi Hand (TV Movie)
 1956 Approach to Theatre (Documentary short)
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 1935 Midshipman Easy (dialogue director)
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 1966 Late Show London (TV Series)
- Episode #1.25 (1966) ... Himself
 1963 Farewell to the Vic (TV Movie documentary)
 1960 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- John Mills (1960) ... Himself
 1959 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
- Stratford Memorial Theatre Ontario (1959) ... Himself
 1956 Approach to Theatre (Documentary short)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Wide, Wide World (1955) ... Himself
 1954 The Stratford Adventure (Documentary short)
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 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- The History of Hamlet (1995) ... Himself
 1972 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Rise Above It: Tyrone Guthrie (1972) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed Ben Jonson's play, "The Alchemist," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Leo McKern, Lee Montague, Priscilla Morgan, and Charles Gray in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Tyrone Guthrie


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

Style is an alarming word to American actors. They think of it as something assumed, something fancy and affected, something connected with being more elegant and flossy than anyone has a right to be in private life.It is hard to convince them that style in acting, as in dress, is concerned with appropriateness, with suitability to environment, and does not necessarily involve a great deal of ... See more »


He directed the original Broadway production of Leonard Bernstein's operetta "Candide", in 1956. This version ran only a month, but an original Broadway cast album was made of it, and the album's popularity among musical theatre enthusiasts eventually led to a successful revision of the show in 1973. See more »

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