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Cyril Ritchard (1897–1977)

Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime legacy. Born in Australia just before the turn of the ... See full bio »

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 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Lord Elrond (voice)
 1975 Tubby the Tuba
The Frog (voice)
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Morlock
- The Devil Made Me Do It! (1974) ... Morlock
 1971 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "Actor's Choice")
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1971) ... (segment "Actor's Choice")
 1962-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Orphanage Superintendant Rumble / Aladdin / Beast / ...
- The Son of Oliver Twist or Junior Is Just a Little Dickens (1969) ... Orphanage Superintendant Rumble
- Fairy Tales for Old Children (1968) ... Aladdin / Beast / Witch
- March of the Litterbugs (1962) ... Captain Kleeg
 1969 Hans Brinker (TV Movie)
Mijnheer Kleef
 1966 The Daydreamer
The Sandman (voice)
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Valentine Silepzki
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Scrooge
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Justin Fitzgibbons
- A Sense of Tempo (1964) ... Justin Fitzgibbons
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Beauty of a Woman (1962) ... Narrator
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Sui-Janel
- Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958) ... Sui-Janel
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Don Andres
- La Perichole (1958) ... Don Andres
 1955-1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mr. Darling / Captain Hook / Peddler / ...
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... Peddler
- The King and Mrs. Candle (1955) ... King Rupert of Brandovia
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Peddler
- Episode #2.8 (1956) ... Peddler
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Royce Thurmond
- The Undiscovered Country (1956) ... Royce Thurmond
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Mr. Konrad
 1955 Peter Pan (TV Movie)
Captain Hook / Mr. Darling
 1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Monty Gavenhurst / Pontius Pilate
- The Spongers (1955) ... Monty Gavenhurst
 1952-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Kreton
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... Kreton
- Here's Father (1954)
- Treasure Chest (1952)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- Two for Tea (1953) ... Arnold
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
 1948 Woman Hater
Reveller (uncredited)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Music Hall Singer
 1939 1066: And All That (TV Movie)
 1938 Dangerous Medicine
Dr. Noel Penwood
 1938 I See Ice
Paul Martine
 1937 It's a Grand Old World
Brain
 1937 Ad Lib (TV Movie)
 1937 The Show Goes On
Jimmy
 1937 Pasquinade (TV Movie)
 1932 Reserved for Ladies
Sir William Carter (uncredited)
 1930 Just for a Song
Craddock
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats
Leo Chavasse
 1929 Piccadilly
Victor Smiles (as Cyrill Ritchard)
 1927 On with the Dance (Short)
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Stage Play: Look After Lulu. Comedy. Written by Noel Coward. Based on "Occupe-toi d'Amelie" by Georges Feydeau. Scenic Design by Cecil Beaton. Costume Design by Cecil Beaton. Lighting Design by Raymond Sovey. Hair Design by Ernest Adler. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Henry Miller's Theatre: 3 Mar 1959- 4 Apr 1959 (39 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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I have four notes, two of them good.

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When he died in 1977, he was survived by a foster son. See more »

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