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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 22 March 1917Plympton, Devon, England, UK
Date of Death 6 October 2013London, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, Paul Rogers was born in Plympton, Devon, attended Newton Abbot Grammar School and then trained as an actor at the Michael Chekhov Theatre Studio at Dartington Hall. After he served in the Royal Navy from 1940 to 1946 and thus during WWII, he returned to acting at the Bristol Old Vic. In his very distinguished course of brilliant performances, he had also been a long-serving member of the Royal Shakespeare Company where he offered a wide range of memorable roles due to the uniqueness of his acting qualities. In 1965 he originated the part of Max in Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming", for which he was honored with Broadway's 1967 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and recreated the role for its film version The Homecoming (1973), both directed by Peter Hall. Amongst much else of his marvelous stage work, in 1963 he had been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for Peter Ustinov's "Photo Finish" and in 1981 he played the role of Sir in Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser" on Broadway.

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Spouse (2)

Rosalind Boxall (1955 - 2004) (her death) (2 children)
Jocelyn Wynne (1939 - 1955) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

He was awarded the 1982 Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actor of 1981 for his performances in A Kind of Alaska and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Won Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming," a role he recreated in the film version of the same name, The Homecoming (1973). Previously, he was nominated for a Tony in 1963 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Photo Finish."
He spent his early career mostly with the Old Vic company, first in Bristol and later in London. He played a variety of Shakespearean roles, across the dramas, comedies, and history plays.
He played Bottom to two adaptations of William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream": BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1958) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968).
He played King Henry VIII of England in both BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The White Falcon (1956) and Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe (1962).

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