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Nigel Playfair (1874–1934)

When one thinks of the great English actors who have been knighted, one thinks of Sir Henry Irving, the greatest actor of the middle-to-late Victorian period who became the first thespian to have a sovereign's sword patted on both shoulders in 1895, or the likes of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, the greatest Hamlet of his generation. In the 20th ... See full bio »


(age 60) in London, England, UK

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 1934 Little Stranger
Sam Collins
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Prof. Menard
 1933 Crime on the Hill
Dr. Moody
 1933 Perfect Understanding
Lord Portleigh
 1919 Sunken Rocks
Mr. Gurney
 1917 Masks and Faces
 1911 Princess Clementina (Short)
Prince of Baden
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 1939 The Insect Play (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1939 A Night at the Hardcastles (TV Movie) (synopsis)

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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England with Jack Hawkins CBE, Dame Anna Neagle, John Drinkwater, Leslie French, Robert Eddison and Margaretta Scott in the cast. Sir Robert Atkins was the director. See more »

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Sir Nigel Playfair

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