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Born in Londonderry, Ireland
Died in New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Noel Willman was born on August 4, 1918 in Londonderry, Ireland. He was an actor, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) and 21 Hours at Munich (1976). He died on December 24, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA.

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Won Broadway's 1962 Tony Award as Best Director (Dramatic) for Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons." He was also nominated in the same category in 1966 for James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter."
A play he staged in 1968, 'Darling of the Day', at the cost of $700,000, became the costliest flop on Broadway up to that time and folded after just 32 performances.
Willman's mentor was Tyrone Guthrie, who persuaded him to turn from acting to directing for the stage. His major triumphs in that capacity included 'Rashomon' (1959), 'A Man for All seasons' (1961) and 'The Lion in Winter' (1966).
Serious-looking character actor, educated in France and Ireland. Studied acting at the London Theatre School. First on stage in Peter Ustinov's debut play 'House of Regrets'. On screen from 1952, effectively portraying men of quiet determination or sinister intent, often in period dramas or thrillers. Notable on TV as Aramis, one of the Three Musketeers, in The Man in the Iron Mask (1968).

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