Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb

2015 | 2012 | 2011

1 item from 2015

Robert Chetwyn obituary

12 November 2015 6:07 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Theatre and television director who nurtured stars and dazzled audiences

There are few stage directors whose work, at the highest level, encompasses the plays of Joe Orton and William Douglas-Home, Tom Stoppard, and Hugh and Margaret Williams. Robert Chetwyn, who has died aged 85, embraced them all; he marked them with a gift for casting and an application of dazzling theatrical sheen.

He fired the rocket that was Terence Frisby’s There’s a Girl in My Soup (1966); it ran for six and a half years, establishing Michael Codron as a commercial producer, and was eclipsed in longevity only by No Sex Please, We’re British (1971) and Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife (1983). It was an ebullient farce inspired by one of the first television chefs – Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet from Down Under – and starring Donald Sinden, Barbara Ferris and Jon Pertwee. Chetwyn even provided the play’s title »

- Michael Coveney

Permalink | Report a problem

2015 | 2012 | 2011

1 item from 2015

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners