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Craig, (Edward Henry) Gordon (1872–1966), theatre director and designer and wood-engraver, was born on 16 January 1872 in Railway Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, the only son and second child of the architect and radical Edward William Godwin (1833–1886) and the actress Ellen Alice Terry (1847–1928)...

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(Edward Henry) Gordon Craig (1872–1966) by George Charles Beresford, 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir (William) Tyrone Guthrie (1900–1971) by Sir Cecil Beaton © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guthrie, Sir (William) Tyrone (1900–1971), director and theatre designer, was born on 2 July 1900 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the elder child and only son of Thomas Clement Guthrie, doctor and surgeon, and his wife, Norah Emily Gorman Power. He had much theatrical blood in his veins, since his mother was the granddaughter of ...

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Phillips, Robin (1940–2015), director, designer, and actor, was born on 28 February 1940, in Haslemere Hospital, Surrey, the son of James William Phillips, a gardener, and his wife, Ellen Annie, née Barfoot, a cook and housekeeper. His parents worked at the country home of the swashbuckling film star ...

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Rees, Roger John William (1944–2015), actor and theatre director, was born on 5 May 1944 at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Hammersmith, London, the son of William John Albert Rees, police constable, and his wife Doris Louise, née Smith, shop worker. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...