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John Reed (I) (1916–2010)

John Reed performed as a baritone with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company between 1951 and 1979. His featured roles with the company were: Cox in "Cox And Box" The Associate in "Trial by Jury" The Judge in "Trial by Jury" Mr Wells in "The Sorcerer" Sir Joseph in "H.M.S. Pinafore" Major-General in "The Pirates of Penzance" Major Murgatroyd in "Patience... See full bio »

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Known For

H.M.S. Pinafore
H.M.S. Pinafore Sir Joseph Porter, KCB
(1973)
Ruddigore
Ruddigore Robin Oakapple / Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd
(1966)
Together Again: A Tribute to Kenneth Sandford, John Reed, and Thomas Round
Together Again: A Tribute to Kenneth Sandford, John Reed, and Thomas Round Voice (archive) / Sir Joseph 2 / Ko-Ko 2 / Jack Point / Lord Chancellor
(2000)
The Mikado
The Mikado Ko-Ko
(1967)

Filmography

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 2000 Together Again: A Tribute to Kenneth Sandford, John Reed, and Thomas Round (Video)
Voice (archive) / Sir Joseph 2 / Ko-Ko 2 / ...
 1967 Biografie (TV Series)
 1967 The Mikado
Ko-Ko
 1965 Patience (TV Movie)
Reginald Bunthorne
 1958 Triptych in Four Parts (Short)
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 2001 H.M.S. Pinafore (TV Movie) (stage director: operetta)
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 1974 I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (Short)
The Modern Major General
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played the Rt. Hon. Joseph Porter in the 1959 D'Oyly Carte version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore". See more »

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Personal Quote:

In 1988: It's funny how the brain works. I can be standing there singing the Nightmare Song from 'Iolanthe," looking out at a woman in the audience wearing a hat and thinking 'My God, that hat is so big the man behind her can't see.' And the works keep coming with no problem.

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He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1977 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

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