No photo available. Represent Kenneth Tynan? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,628 this week

Kenneth Tynan (I) (1927–1980)

Kenneth Tynan was one of the most famous theatrical critics of the 20th Century. He earned his own permanent place in the history of the English theater when he became the first dramaturg of Laurence Olivier, when the great actor finally realized his dream and became the director of the new National Theatre. Tynan's tenure at the National proved ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Kenneth Tynan's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Macbeth
Macbeth Writer
(1971)
Oh! Calcutta!
Oh! Calcutta! Writer
(1972)
Nowhere to Go
Nowhere to Go Writer
(1958)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (7 credits)
 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions) / (deviser)
 1971 Macbeth (screenplay by)
 1964 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Tempo (TV Series) (literary advisor - 1 episode)
- The Christopher Marlowe Murder Mystery (1964) ... (literary advisor)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
 1958 Nowhere to Go (screenplay)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Oh! Calcutta! (1969). Musical revue. Conceived by Kenneth Tynan. Contributions by Samuel Beckett, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenburg, John Lennon, Jacques Levy [earliest Broadway credit], Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Robert Benton, Sam Shepard, Clovis Trouille, Kenneth Tynan and Sherman Yellen. Music and Lyrics, The Open Window: ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ken Tynan | Mr. Kenneth Tynan
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on movie critics] A man who knows the way but can't drive a car. See more »

Trivia:

Is portrayed by Rob Brydon in Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore (2005) See more »

Nickname:

Ken

Star Sign:

Aries

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A student of CS Lewis. proudnole
Discuss Kenneth Tynan on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page