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Lewis Casson (1875–1969)

Sir Lewis Casson was a British actor and theatrical director who was married to the legendary actress Dame Sybil Thorndike. He played a role in modernizing the British theatre, expanding it to embrace social critiques as well as new techniques, and was an advocate for a National Theatre. Lewis was born on October 26, 1875 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, ... See full bio »


(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Saint Joan Peter Cauchon
Victoria the Great Archbishop of Canterbury at Diamond Jubilee
Queen of Destiny Lord John Russell
Uncle Vanya Telyegin


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 1967 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- Uncle Vanya (1967) ... Telyegin
 1963 Uncle Vanya
 1951-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Colonel Selby / Captain Elijah Cadman
- Waters of the Moon (1959) ... Colonel Selby
- Shout Aloud Salvation (I) (1951) ... Captain Elijah Cadman
 1956-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Baron Lucius van Welden / The Archbishop of Canterbury / Sir Patrick Cullen
- The Last Hours (1959) ... Baron Lucius van Welden
- Victoria Regina (1957) ... The Archbishop of Canterbury
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1956) ... Sir Patrick Cullen
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Sir Horace Darke
- Eighty in the Shade (1959) ... Sir Horace Darke
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Before the Party (1958)
 1948 The Winslow Boy
Adm. Springfield (uncredited)
 1948 A Hundred Years Old (TV Movie)
Papa Juan
 1947 Everyman (TV Movie)
Doctor / Messenger
 1946 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Peter Cauchon
 1938 Queen of Destiny
Lord John Russell
 1938 South Riding
Lord Sedgmire
 1937 Victoria the Great
Archbishop of Canterbury at Diamond Jubilee
 1936 Calling the Tune
John Mallory
 1936 Rhodes
Rev. Charles Helm
 1935 Midshipman Easy
Mr. Easy
 1934 Little Friend
 1934 The Night Club Queen
Edward Brown
 1933 Crime on the Hill
Reverend Michael Gray
 1930 Escape!
 1927 The Merchant of Venice (Short)
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He acted in Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Marius Goring, Alastair Sim, Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Malcolm Keen, Roger Livesey, Anthony Quayle, Marius Goring, Ralph Richardson, Harcourt Williams, Sybil Thorndike, Ernest Milton, Ben Greet, Baliol Holloway, Martita Hunt, Gyles ... See more »

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Father with Sybil Thorndike of actors Ann Casson, Christopher Casson, John Casson, and Mary Casson. See more »

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