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John Bury (I) (1925–2000)

John Bury was born on January 27, 1925 in Aberystwyth, Wales. He was a production designer and costume designer, known for The Homecoming (1973), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) and Aeschylus' Oresteia (Tony Harrison Adaptation), the National Theatre (1983). He was married to Elizabeth Duffield and Margaret Greenwood. He died on November 12, 2000... See full bio »

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The Homecoming Production Designer
A Midsummer Night's Dream Production Designer
The Wars of the Roses Production Designer


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 1992 Salome (TV Movie)
 1987 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1985 Carmen (TV Movie)
 1984 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 L'incoronazione di Poppea (TV Movie)
 1982 Orfeo ed Euridice (TV Movie)
 1981/II A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1980 Beethoven's Fidelio (TV Movie)
 1978 Cosi fan tutte (TV Movie)
 1978 Don Giovanni (TV Movie)
 1974 The Marriage of Figaro (TV Movie)
 1965 The Wars of the Roses (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- The Inheritance (1965)
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He directed John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfy", at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, England with Avis Bunnage, Philip Locke and Yootha Joyce in the cast. See more »

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In 1981, won two Tony Awards out of three record-breaking nominations for the same production, "Amadeus;" winning as Best Scenic Designer and Best Lighting Designer, while losing as Best Costume Designer. This coup followed five previous nominations: in 1967, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Homecoming;" in 1971, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Rothschilds;" in 1972, as both Best Scenic Designer... See more »

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