Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Richard Kane Biography (1938-)
Born Richard Wright, September 17, 1938, in Birmingham, England; son of Charles Edward (an engineer) and Kathleen Mary (Wallhead) Wright; married Jean Hastings, 1967 (divorced, 1974); married Jenny Lee (an actress), July 12, 1975;children: Tom Wright. Addresses: AGENT--c/o William Morris Agency, 31Soho Square, London W1V 5DG, England.
Favorite roles: Ariel in The Tempest and Gramsci in Occupations.
- Birth Details
- September 17, 1938
- Birmingham, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Simple Spymen, Summer Theatre, Frinton-on-Sea, U.K., 1962.
- LONDON DEBUT--Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, Open Air Theatre, 1964.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Estragon, Waiting for Godot, Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1965.
- Malcolm Scrawdike, Little Malcolm, Fancourt Babberley, Charley's Aunt, Jean, Miss Julie, title role, O'Flaherty, V.C., and Givola, Arturo Ui, all Citizens' Theatre, 1966-67.
- Ariel, The Tempest, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1968.
- Bluntschli, Arms and the Man, and the Intendant, Pippa Passes, both Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1968.
- Gerald Popkiss, Rookery Nook, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., 1968.
- John Shand, What Every Woman Knows, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 1969.
- Shauva, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Isidore, The Magistrate, Quack, The Country Wife, and Dolabella, Antony and Cleopatra, all Chichester Festival Theatre, 1969.
- Ted, Ellen, and Gramsci, Occupations, Stables Theatre, Manchester, U.K.,1970.
- Lomov, The Proposal, Nicola, Arms and the Man, and Abel Drugger, The Alchemist, all Chichester Festival Theatre, 1970.
- Robert Wringham, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Royal Lyceum TheatreCompany, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1971.
- Madame, The Maids, Lefranc, Deathwatch, Biondello, The Taming of the Shrew, Dapper, The Alchemist, Antipholus, The Comedy of Errors, and title role, Epitaph for George Dillon, all Young Vic Theatre, London, 1972.
- Simon, The Fourth World, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1973.
- title role, President Wilson in Paris, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1973.
- Bob, The Collected Works, Open Space Theatre, London, 1974.
- Mark Gertler, Bloomsbury, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1974.
- title role, Macbeth, Theatre Royal, Lincoln, U.K., 1974.
- Hamm, Endgame, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, U.K., 1974.
- Lucien, Romeo and Jeannette, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1975.
- Jupp, Prisoner and Escort, Open Space Theatre, London, 1975.
- Yossarian, Catch 22, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds, U.K., 1975.
- Lopakhin, The Cherry Orchard, Leeds Playhouse, 1976.
- Captain Brazen, Trumpets and Drums, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, U.K., 1976.
- Arnold, Scribes, and Monsieur Lebleu, The Artful Widow, both Greenwich Theatre, London, 1976.
- Nightingale, Vieux Carre, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1978.
- Leslie Whiting, The Tax Exile, Bush Theatre, London, 1979.
- Roger, Outside Edge, Hampstead Theatre Club, then Queen's Theatre, London, both 1979.
- Leslie Bainbridge, Taking Steps, Lyric Theatre, London, 1980.
- Backbite, The School for Scandal, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1983.
- Ben Weeks, The Normal Heart, Royal Court Theatre, then Albery Theatre, London, both 1986.
- Wes, The Perfect Party, Greenwich Theatre, 1987.
- William Leatherstone, How the Other Half Loves, Greenwich Theatre, 1988.
- Also appeared in The Man in Tira, Open Space Theatre, 1971; and Ashes, Bush Theatre, 1986.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Tranio, The Taming of the Shrew, Aumerle, Richard II, and Sebastian, TheTempest, Far Eastern cities, 1964.
- Lucien, Romeo and Jeannette, U.K. cities, 1975.
- Backbite, The School for Scandal, European cities, 1984.
- FILM DEBUT--Colonel Weaver, A Bridge Too Far, Columbia, 1976.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Record company executive, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Gangster, No Hiding Place, Rediffusion TV, 1965.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Greg Kittle, Hot Metal, London Weekend Television, 1985 and 1987.
- MINI-SERIES Ananius, A.D., NBC, 1985.
- Detective Padova, If Tomorrow Comes, CBS, 1985.
- Von Ribbentrop, Mussolini: The Untold Story, CBS, 1985.
- General Jaruselski, Squaring the Circle, TVS/Metromedia 1984.
- Also Gascon, Three of a Kind, 1988.
- Sweet Dreams, King's Head Theatre, London, then Colchester, U.K.
- Sweet Dreams, BBC Radio Four.
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