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Frank Birch (I) (1889–1956)

Frank Birch was born on December 5, 1889 in London, England as Francis Lyall Birch. He was an actor and director, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), Ashes (1930) and Le médecin malgré lui (1938). He was married to Hon. Vera Benedicta. He died on February 14, 1956 in London. See full bio »


(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Known For

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre Brabantio / Dr. Gathorne-Wetherby / Mr. A.B. Raham / Mr. Lagune / Ship Captain
Ashes Director
Le médecin malgré lui Sganarelle, a woodcutter
The Insect Play Mr. Beetle / Commander of the Yellows


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 1955 Lilli Palmer Theatre (TV Series)
- Bardell vs. Pickwick (1955) ... Judge
 1954 The Black Glove
Trumpet Salesman
 1953 Will Any Gentleman...?
Mr. Brown
 1953 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Mr. Dodson
- The Seventh and Last Paper (1953) ... Mr. Dodson
 1950-1952 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Brabantio / Dr. Gathorne-Wetherby / Mr. Lagune / ...
- Adam's Apple (1952) ... Dr. Gathorne-Wetherby
- Love and Mr. Lewisham (1952) ... Mr. Lagune
- Home and Beauty (1952) ... Mr. A.B. Raham
- The Tragedy of Pompey the Great (1950) ... Ship Captain
- Othello/II (1950) ... Brabantio
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
Boswell - Airport Manager
 1952 Happy and Glorious (TV Series)
Dr. James Clark
- 1861-1862 (1952) ... Dr. James Clark
 1950 Thérèse Raquin (TV Movie)
Monsieur Grivet
 1949 Charles and Mary (TV Movie)
Mr. Lamb
 1949 Whiteoaks (TV Movie)
Uncle Ernest Whiteoak
 1947 The Great Adventure (TV Movie)
Father Looe
 1947 Six Gentlemen in a Row (TV Short)
Old Gent
 1947 Rococo (TV Short)
Mortimer Uglow
 1947 Rotten Row (TV Movie)
Sir George Kelly
 1946 Operation Stocking (TV Movie)
 1939 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie)
 1939 Fiat Justitia (TV Movie)
 1939 In Search of Valour (TV Movie)
Mr. Glitteron
 1939 Passion, Poison and Petrifaction (TV Movie)
 1939 The Insect Play (TV Movie)
Mr. Beetle / Commander of the Yellows
 1939 Dance Without Music (TV Movie)
Jonathan Wild
 1939 Six Gentlemen in a Row (TV Short)
 1938 The Villiers Diamond
Silas Wade
 1938 Cast Up by the Sea (TV Movie)
 1938 Rococo (TV Short)
Mortimer Uglow
 1938 Le médecin malgré lui (TV Movie)
Sganarelle, a woodcutter
 1938 The Challenge
Rev. Charles Hudson
 1938 Who Goes Next?
 1938 The Duenna (TV Movie)
Isaac Mendoza
 1938 The Billiard Room Mystery (TV Movie)
Peter Kelly / Coroner
 1937 Three Epic Dramas (TV Movie)
Lincoln (1: Forging the Fifteenth Amendment) / Napoleon (3: Des Deux Choses L'Une)
 1937 Jennifer Hale
 1937 Victoria the Great
Sir Charles Dilke
 1937 Behind the Beyond (TV Movie)
Sir John Trevor
 1937 Twin Faces
Ben Zwigi
 1937 Damon and Phyllida (TV Short)
 1937 Double Exposures
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
 1936 Music and Millions
 1936 A Star Fell from Heaven
Werner Kranz (uncredited)
 1936 Love at Sea
 1936 Wolf's Clothing
Reverend John Laming
 1935 Charing Cross Road
Orchestra Conductor (uncredited)
 1935 Cross Currents
Rev. Eustace Hickling
 1935 School for Stars
Robert Blake
 1935 Jubilee Window
Ambrose Holroyd
Show Show Director (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed Frederick Whitney's play, "The Man Who Was Fed Up", at the Embassy Repertory Theatre in London, England with Alastair Sim, Peggy Simpson, Henry Thompson, Barbara Couper and Brian Oulton in the cast.

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Father: John A. Birch; Mother: Charlotte M.L. Stopford.

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