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Donald Wolfit (1902–1968)


One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the companies he led. Although his talent was never in any ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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 1968 Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher
Dr. Augustus Fagan
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Car Salesman
 1963 Dr. Crippen
R.D. Muir (as Sir Donald Wolfit)
 1961 The Mark
Andrew Clive
 1960 The Hands of Orlac
Professor Volchett (as Sir Donald Wolfit)
 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks
Inspector Van Der Stoor
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner
Lord Drewell
 1959 The Angry Hills
Dr. Stergion
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Doctor Callistratus
 1957 The Accursed
Colonel Price
 1956 Satellite in the Sky
Merrity
 1956 Guilty?
Judge
 1956 The Man in the Road
Prof. Cattrell
 1955 A Prize of Gold
Stratton
 1954 Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop
Uncle Willie
 1938 The Claydon Treasure Mystery
Executive (uncredited)
 1936 Calling the Tune
Dick Finlay
 1935 Hyde Park Corner
Howard (uncredited)
 1935 Late Extra
Inspector Greville
 1935 Checkmate
Jack Barton
 1935 The Silent Passenger
Henry Camberley
 1934 Death at a Broadcast
Sydney Parsons
 1931 Down River
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He played Cassius in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Peter Glenville, James Dale (Brutus), Donald Eccles, and Trevor Howard (Octavia Caesar, Cinna) in the cast. John Wyse was director. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Donald Wolfit
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Personal Quote:

Garrick is my yardstick.

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Often derided as a ham actor because, although he was good, his company was full of nondescript actors, none of whom would be able to outshine the star. He gave his name to the character "Wolfit" in the ground-breaking 1950s radio comedy "The Goon Show" played by Spike Milligan who reprised the character in the 1956 film The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956) where a 'resting' silent actor ... See more »

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