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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 The Beachcomber (1938), Oedipus Rex (1957) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). 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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The Beachcomber
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Oedipus Rex
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BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
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 1957 Oedipus Rex
 1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (theatre director - 1 episode)
- A Life in the Sun (1955) ... (theatre director)
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1938 Goodness, How Sad! (TV Movie)
 1938 Trelawny of the Wells (TV Movie)
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He directed the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Donald Wolfit, Flora Robson, Athene Seyler, Ben Greet, Ernest Milton, Dorothy Green, Harcourt Williams, Martita Hunt, Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Frank Napier, Leslie French, Margaret Webster, and James Mason in the ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Tyrone Guthrie | 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 »


Guthrie was Artistic Director of Canada's Stratford Festival in its inaugural season (1953) See more »

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