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Cover Albery, Sir Bronson James (1881–1971)

Albery, Sir Bronson James (1881–1971)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Sir Bronson James Albery (1881–1971) by Howard Coster, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Albery, Sir Bronson James (1881–1971), theatre director  

Wendy Trewin

Albery, Sir Bronson James (1881–1971), theatre director, was born at Greenhithe, Kent, on 6 March 1881, the second in the family of three sons of James Albery (1838–1889), dramatist, and his wife, Mary Charlotte Moore (1861–1931), actress, later Lady Wyndham. He was named after the American dramatist ...

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Cover Anderson, Lindsay Gordon (1923–1994)

Anderson, Lindsay Gordon (1923–1994)  

Maker: Lewis Morley

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Lindsay Gordon Anderson (1923–1994) by Lewis Morley, 1960 © Lewis Morley, courtesy of The Akehurst Bureau; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anderson, Lindsay Gordon (1923–1994), film and theatre director  

Gavin Lambert

Anderson, Lindsay Gordon (1923–1994), film and theatre director, was born on 17 April 1923 at King Lodge, Bangalore, India, the second of the three sons of Major-General Alexander Vass Anderson (1895–1963) and his first wife, Estelle Bell, née Gasson (1898–1973). Both parents were Scottish, although his mother was born in ...

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Cover Atkins, (Alexander) Robert (1886–1972)

Atkins, (Alexander) Robert (1886–1972)  

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(Alexander) Robert Atkins (1886–1972) by unknown photographer Bristol University Theatre Collection

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Atkins, (Alexander) Robert (1886–1972), actor and theatre director  

Aubrey Woods

Atkins, (Alexander) Robert (1886–1972), actor and theatre director, was born in Dulwich, London, on 10 August 1886, the son of Robert Atkins (1854–1888), solicitor’s clerk, and his wife Annie, née Evans, whose father was Daniel Evans of the Victoria ironworks. Following his father’s death, he was brought up in ...

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Banbury, (Frederick Harold) Frith (1912–2008), actor, theatre director, and producer  

Kate Dorney

Banbury, (Frederick Harold) Frith (1912–2008), actor, theatre director, and producer, was born on 4 May 1912 at 8 The Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth, the elder child of Captain Frederick Arthur Frith Banbury (1874–1951), naval officer, and his wife, Winifred, née Fink (1876/7–1960). His sister ...

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Cover Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946)

Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946)  

Maker: John Singer Sargent

Harley Granville Granville- Barker (1877–1946) by John Singer Sargent, 1900 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946), theatre director and playwright  

Richard Eyre

Barker, Harley Granville Granville- (1877–1946), theatre director and playwright, was born (without the hyphenated surname) in Kensington, London, on 25 November 1877, the only son and elder child of Albert James Barker, a dilettante architect and property developer, and his wife, Mary Elisabeth Bozzi Granville...

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Barton, John Bernard Adie (1928–2018)  

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John Barton (1928–2018), by unknown photographer

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Barton, John Bernard Adie (1928–2018), theatre director  

Michael Coveney

Barton, John Bernard Adie (1928–2018), theatre director, was born on 26 November 1928 at 26 Cumberland Terrace, London, the elder child of Sir Harold Montague Barton (1882–1962), the co-founder and head of a large accounting firm, Barton, Mayhew & Co., and a governor of ...

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Benthall, Michael Pickersgill (1919–1974), theatre director  

Michael Patterson

Benthall, Michael Pickersgill (1919–1974), theatre director, was born at 29 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, on 8 February 1919, the son of Sir Edward Charles Benthall (1893–1961), director of the Reserve Bank of India, and his wife, the Hon. Ruth McCarthy, née Cable, daughter of ...

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Berry, Cicely Frances [Cis] (1926–2018), voice coach and director  

Jonathan Croall

Berry, Cicely Frances [Cis] (1926–2018), voice coach and director, was born on 17 May 1926 at Sherborne, Ashlyns Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the youngest of five children of Cecil Vernon Berry (1881–1962), a shipping clerk, later civil engineer, and his wife, ...

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Blythe, Ernest (1889–1975)  

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Ernest Blythe (1889–1975) by unknown photographer, 1922 Getty Images

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Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director  

Brian Maye

Blythe, Ernest [Earnán de Blaghd] (1889–1975), politician and theatre director, was born on 13 April 1889 in Magheragall, Lisburn, co. Antrim, the eldest child of James and Agnes Blythe. He came from a Church of Ireland and staunchly Orange background and was a most unlikely convert to Irish nationalism. Educated at the local ...

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Bogdanov, Michael (1938–2017), theatre director  

Michael Coveney

Bogdanov, Michael (1938–2017), theatre director, was born Michael Bogdin on 15 December 1938 in Neath, Glamorganshire, the elder son of Francis Benzion Bogdin (1886–1959), a Ukrainian librarian and scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls who had emigrated from Kiev in 1911...

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Browne, (Elliott) Martin (1900–1980), theatre director  

Eric Salmon

Browne, (Elliott) Martin (1900–1980), theatre director, was born at Zeals House, Zeals, Wiltshire, on 29 January 1900, the third son of Colonel Percival John Browne and his wife, Bernarda Gracia née Lees. He was educated at Eton College, and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took seconds in modern history (1921) and theology (1923). On graduating from ...

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Burge, Stuart Masters Haig (1918–2002), director and actor  

Peter Barnes

Burge, Stuart Masters Haig (1918–2002), director and actor, was born on 15 January 1918 at 165 High Street, Brentwood, Essex, the third of four children of Henry Ormsby Burge, electrical engineer, and his wife, Kathleen Mary, née Haig. He was educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst...

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Burrell, John Percy (1910–1972), theatre director  

Alex Jennings

Burrell, John Percy (1910–1972), theatre director, was born on 6 May 1910 in Naini Tal, north India, the younger of the two sons of Percy Saville Burrell (1871–1958), teacher and headmaster in the Indian education service from 1904 to 1926, and his wife, ...

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Casson, Sir Lewis Thomas (1875–1969)  

Maker: W. Mear

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Sir Lewis Thomas Casson (1875–1969) by W. Mear, 1906 Garrick Club / the art archive