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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 »

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Macbeth Writer
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 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)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "1st Player") in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," at the New Theatre in London, England, with Alec Guinness (also co-director), Walter Fitzgerald, Lydia Sherwood, Ingrid Burke, Alan Webb, Michael Gough, Peter Wyngarde, Robert Shaw and Juliet Byam-Shaw in the cast. Frank Hauser was co-director. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Ken Tynan | Mr. Kenneth Tynan

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Personal Quote:

[on Greta Garbo] What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober. See more »


Father-in-law of Jim McBride. See more »



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