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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 First Night of 'Pygmalion' (1975) and The Elephant Man (1982). He died on June 27, 2007 in Stratford, Ontario. See full bio »

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Known For

The Statement
The Statement Le Moyne
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Bishop How
The First Night of 'Pygmalion'
The First Night of 'Pygmalion' George Bernard Shaw
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Chorus Leader


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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
 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 / Inquisitor / James (segment "The Collection") / ...
- Uncle Vanya (1964) ... Uncle Vanya
- The Lark (1962) ... Inquisitor
- The Collection/A Slight Ache (1962) ... James (segment "The Collection")
- The Off-Shore Island (1962) ... Captain Charles
- Ondine (1961) ... The Old One
 1962 Cyrano De Bergerac (TV Movie)
Le Bret
 1962 Playdate (TV Series)
The Interrogator
- The Prisoner (1962) ... The Interrogator
 1955-1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Serge / Heathcliff / Harbon
- The Neighbour (1961) ... Serge
- Wuthering Heights (1957) ... Heathcliff
- Course For Collision (1957) ... Harbon
 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)
 1956-1959 Folio (TV Series)
Nicholas Ivanov / Rakitin / Gloumov, the Scoundrel
- Ivanov (1959) ... Nicholas Ivanov
- A Month in the Country (1958) ... Rakitin
- The Diary of a Scoundrel (1958) ... Gloumov, the Scoundrel
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
General Galway
- The Greatest Man in the World (1958) ... General Galway
 1958 On Camera (TV Series)
- The Devil's Bar (1958)
 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)
 1955 Playbill (TV Series)
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He acted in Noel Coward's play, "Waiting in the Wings," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Marie Lohr, Graham Payn, Margot Boyd, and Nora Nicholson in the cast. Margaret Webster was director. See more »


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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)


He first appeared on stage at the Stratford Festival during its inaugural season in 1953, and remained closely associated with it until his retirement in 2005, at the age of 85. Over the years, he played numerous roles including Brutus, Macbeth, Hamlet, Falstaff, King Lear, and Prospero. He was said to be the first actor at Stratford to insist on delivering Shakespeare's lines in "pure, ... See more »

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