Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Bill Fraser Biography (1908-1987)
Born June 5, 1908, in Perth, Scotland; died of emphysema in Hertfordshire, England, September 5, 1987; son of Alexander and Betty (Scott) Fraser; marriedPamela Cundell (an actress).
- Birth Details
- June 5, 1908
- Perth, Scotland
- Death Details
- September 5, 1987
- Hertfordshire, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Detective, The Fourth Wall, Playhouse Theatre, Broadstairs,U.K., 1931.
- LONDON DEBUT--New Faces, Comedy Theatre, 1940.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- John Mallory, The Schoolmistress, Saville Theatre, London, 1950.
- Palamede, Albertine by Moonlight, Westminster Theatre, London, 1956.
- Bullinger, Schweyk in the Second World War, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1963.
- Bert Mann, The Subtopians, New Arts Theatre, London, 1964.
- Mr. Sterling, The Clandestine Marriage, Pishchik, The Cherry Orchard, porter, Macbeth, all Chichester Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1966.
- Samuel Sweetland, The Farmer's Wife, Gibbet, The Beaux Stratagem, corporal, An Italian Straw Hat, all Chichester Festival, 1967.
- Boss Mangan, Heartbreak House, Chichester Festival, then Lyric Theatre, London, both 1967.
- Messerschmann, Lieutenant Barrow, Ring Around the Moon, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1968.
- Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Bishop Gardiner, King Henry VIII, both Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Memorial Theatre, Stratford- on-Avon, U.K., 1969.
- Sir George Crofts, Mrs. Warren's Profession, National Theatre Company (NTC), Old Vic Theatre, London, 1970.
- Obermuller, The Captain of Kopenick, Mr. Croaker, The Good-Natured Man, both NTC, Old Vic Theatre, 1971.
- King George, Tyger, NTC, New Theatre, London, 1971.
- John Tarleton, Misalliance, Mermaid Theatre, 1973.
- Sergeant Fender, Something's Burning, Mermaid Theatre, 1974.
- Morten Kiil, An Enemy of the People, Chichester Festival, 1975.
- Admiral Lord Radstock, The Fool, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1975.
- Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Chichester Festival, 1976.
- Lord Porteous, The Circle, Chichester Festival, 1976, then Haymarket Theatre, 1976.
- Also appeared as photographer, When We Are Married, London, 1986; and inNew Faces, Apollo Theatre, London, 1941; Between Ourselves, Playhouse Theatre, Broadstairs, U.K., 1946; Four, Five, Six, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1948; Touch and Go, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1950; M. Perrichon's Travels, Chichester Festival, 1976.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Inspector Goole, An Inspector Calls, U.K. cities, 1974.
- Also appeared in The Outsider, U.K. cities, 1932; toured India with R.B.Salisbury's Company, 1931.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- The Corn Is Green, Warner Brothers, 1945.
- Doctor at Large, Universal, 1957.
- The Americanization of Emily, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1964.
- Masquerade, United Artists, 1965.
- A Home of Your Own, Cinema V, 1965.
- That's Your Funeral, Cinema V, 1965.
- Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, MGM, 1970. Appeared in Meet Me Tonight (also known as Tonight at 8:30), 1954.
- Also All the Way Up; Joey Boy.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISON APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Drill sergeant, Bootsie and Snudge, BBC.
- Rumpole of the Bailey, BBC, then PBS.
- Also appeared in Flesh and Blood; Comedians.
- Squire, The Corn Is Green, CBS, 1979.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, September 9, 1987.
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