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William Hutt (1920–2007)

William Hutt was born on May 2, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as William Ian DeWitt Hutt. He was an actor, known for The Statement (2003), The Elephant Man (1982) and The First Night of 'Pygmalion' (1975). He died on June 27, 2007 in Stratford, Ontario. See full bio »

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 2008 The Trojan Horse (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Fortnum
- Part One (2008) ... Miles Fortnum
 2006 Slings and Arrows (TV Series)
- The Promised End (2006) ... Charles
- All Blessed Secrets (2006) ... Charles
- Every Inch a King (2006) ... Charles
- That Way Madness Lies (2006) ... Charles
- Vex Not His Ghost (2006) ... Charles
 2000 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
- Take Two (2000) ... Lionel
 1998 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Reverend Pitch
- The Devil's Punchbowl (1998) ... Reverend Pitch
 1997 Long Day's Journey Into Night
James Tyrone
 1987 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 1984 Covergirl
Alton Cockridge
 1983 The Wars
Mr. Ross
 1982 The Elephant Man (TV Movie)
Bishop How
 1979 The Shape of Things to Come
Lomax (voice)
 1974 The Naked Mind (TV Series)
 1973 The Starlost (TV Series)
Dr. Pete Marshall
- The Beehive (1973) ... Dr. Pete Marshall
 1968 The Fixer
The Tzar
 1966 Henry V (TV Movie)
 1961-1964 Festival (TV Series)
Uncle Vanya / The Old One
- Uncle Vanya (1964) ... Uncle Vanya
- Ondine (1961) ... The Old One
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
Le Bret
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1962)
 1960/III Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Unquiet Spirit (1960) ... Lemesle
 1959-1960 Startime (TV Series)
Edward Chamberlayne
- The Cocktail Party (1960) ... Edward Chamberlayne
- The Secret Agent (1959)
 1958-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Nicholas Ivanov / Rakitin
- Ivanov (1959) ... Nicholas Ivanov
- A Month in the Country (1958) ... Rakitin
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
General Galway
- The Greatest Man in the World (1958) ... General Galway
 1955-1957 Encounter (TV Series)
Heathcliff / Harbon
- Wuthering Heights (1957) ... Heathcliff
- Course For Collision (1957) ... Harbon
 1957 Oedipus Rex
Chorus Leader
 1956 The Hill (TV Movie)
 1955 First Performance (TV Series)
 1955 Scope (TV Series)
- Hamlet (1955) ... Bernardo
- Oh, Canada! (1955)
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He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Peer Gynt," at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Roy Dotrice, Sarah Badel, Beatrix Lehmann, and Judith Arthy in the cast. Peter Coe was director. See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

People sometimes come up to me to say, "You were so good as ....," and I think, "Oh, this time, please let it be Lear, or Prospero, or James Tyrone [in "Long Day's Journey into Night"]," but no, it's always, "I absolutely loved you as .... Lady Bracknell [in "The Importance of Being Earnest"]." (from a 2005 interview with CBC News)


After 39 years at the Stratford Festival in Canada, Hutt has announced that this season will be his last. His final appearance will be in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in the role of Prospero. See more »

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