Douglas Campbell Biography (1922-)

Born June 11, 1922, in Glasgow, Scotland; son of Dugald (a post office worker) and Ethel (Sloan) Campbell; married Ann Casson (an actress), 1947 (marriageended); married Moira Wylie (an actress); children: Ben, Tom, Teresa, Dirk (first marriage); Beatrice, Torquil (second marriage). Addresses: OFFICE--Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada, Box 520, StratfordN5A 6V2, ON, Canada.

Birth Details
June 11, 1922
Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Appeared in Medea and Jacob's Ladder, both Old Vic Company,tour of U.K. cities, 1941-42.
  • OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Earl of Leicester, Mary Stuart, Phoenix Theatre, 1957.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Title role, then Angel of God, Gideon, Plymouth Theatre,1961.
  • Wanton-ness, The Three Estates, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland,1948.
  • Antony, Antony and Cleopatra, and Robert Bailey I, Old Bailey, both Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., 1953.
  • Cardinal, The Prisoner, and Ormonroyd, When We Are Married, both Crest Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1954.
  • Pistol, Henry V, and title role, Oedipus Rex, both Edinburgh Festival, 1956.
  • Duke of Milan, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Judge Adam, The Broken Jug, both with the Stratford Festival Company, Phoenix Theatre, 1958.
  • Boatswain, H.M.S. Pinafore, Phoenix Theatre, 1960.
  • Robert de Beaudricourt and English soldier, Saint Joan, and title role, Volpone, both Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1964.
  • Clytemnestra and Athena, The House of Atreus, Guthrie Theatre, 1967, thenBilly Rose Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Alfred S. Doolittle, My Fair Lady, Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles,CA, 1969.
  • Winston Churchill, Soldiers, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1969.
  • Prospero, The Tempest, and Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, both Goodman Theatre, 1970.
  • Emerson, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Goodman Theatre, 1971.
  • Simon Eyre, The Shoemaker's Holiday, and the button molder and Aslak, Peer Gynt, both Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, U.K., 1971.
  • Martin Dysart, Equus, Plymouth Theatre, 1976.
  • Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, Undershaft, Major Barbara, and titlerole, John Gabriel Borkman, all Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the- Lake, ON, Canada, 1978.
  • Cook, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Truscott, Loot, both with theNational Arts Centre Theatre Company, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 1979.
  • title role, King Lear, Goodman Theatre, 1985.
  • Member of repertory companies in Bristol, U.K., Birmingham, U.K., and Glasgow, Scotland, 1943-49; played at the Edinburgh Festival, 1949- 50.
  • Also appeared in The Golden Age, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1963; TheShoemaker's Holiday, Guthrie Theatre, 1967; The Adventures of the Black Girlin Her Search for God, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1969; The Basement andTea Party, both Goodman Theatre, 1970; Marching Song, Goodman Theatre, 1971;The Condemned of Altona, Theatre Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, 1978; Staircase, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, NS, Canada, 1979; as John the Commonweal, The Three Estates, Edinburgh Festival; as Scott, Abraham Lincoln, London; and in The Merchant of Venice, London.
  • With the Old Vic Company, London: Duke of Bourbon, Henry V, Captain Kearney and Cadi of Kintafi, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, Master Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Theseus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and title role, Othello, all 1951; Casin, The Other Heart, 1952; chorus, Romeo and Juliet, Antonio, The Merchant of Venice, second tempter, Murder in the Cathedral, and titlerole and Octavius Caesar, Julius Caesar, all 1953; Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1960; Falstaff, Henry IV, Part I, 1961; Also appeared in Androclesand the Lion, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Credits; With the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Stratford, ON, Canada
  • Parolles, All's Well That Ends Well, and Hastings, Richard III, both 1953; Pompey, Measure for Measure, Baptista, The Taming of the Shrew, and man from Corinth, Oedipus Rex, all 1954; Casca, Julius Caesar, and title role, Oedipus Rex, both 1955; Pistol, Henry V, and Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor,both 1956; Claudius, Hamlet, and Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, both 1957; Falstaff, Henry IV, Part I, 1958; Touchstone, As You Like It, and title role,Othello, both 1959; Boatswain, H.M.S. Pinafore, 1960; title role, Henry VIII,and Menenius Agrippa, Coriolanus, both 1961; Don Alhambra del Bolero, The Gondoliers, 1962; Hotspur, Henry IV, Part I, and Lopahin, The Cherry Orchard, both 1965; title role, Vatzlav, 1970; Baron de Gondremarck, La Vie Parisienne,1974; Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Petkoff, Arms and the Man, both 1982; title role, King Lear, 1985.
  • FIRST STAGE WORK--Assistant stage manager, Jacob's Ladder, Old Vic Company, U.K. cities, 1942.
  • PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Choreographer, H.M.S. Pinafore, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1960.
  • Moby Dick, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • The Golden Age, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1963.
  • The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, Mark Taper Forum,Los Angeles, 1969.
  • Macbeth (opera), Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago, 1969.
  • The Shoemaker's Holiday, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, U.K., 1971.
  • Juno and the Paycock, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1973.
  • Carnival, Banff Festival Theatre, Banff, AB, Canada, 1975.
  • Richard III, St. George's Theatre, London, 1976.
  • Enter a Free Man, Walnut Street Theatre, 1976.
  • Dear Liar and Captain Brassbound's Conversion, both Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, 1979.
  • The Winter's Tale, 1958.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1960.
  • choreographer, The Pirates of Penzance, 1961.
  • Julius Caesar, 1965.
  • Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and La Cenarentola (opera), all 1968.
  • All with the Guthrie Theatre: Director, The Miser and Death of a Salesman, both 1963; director, Saint Joan, The Way of the World, and The Miser, and fight choreographer, Richard III, all 1965; producer and director, The Doctor's Dilemma, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Dance of Death, producer and co-director (with Edward Payson Call), S.S. Glencairn, and producer, As You Like It, all 1966; co-director (with John Olon-Scrymgeour), The Shoemaker's Holiday,1967.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Duke of Bourbon, Henry V, Captain Kearney and Cadi of Kintafi, Captain Brassbound's Conversion, and Master Page, The Merry Wives of Windsor, all withthe Old Vic Company, Belgian and Dutch cities, 1951.
  • title role, Othello, and title role, Macbeth, both with the Old Vic Company, South African cities, 1952.
  • Cauchon and Robert de Baudricourt (also director), Saint Joan, with the Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1954.
  • title role (also director), Macbeth, with the Canadian Players, Canadiancities, 1955.
  • director, Peer Gynt, with the Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1956.
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, and director, Othello, both with the Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1957.
  • General Burgoyne, The Devil's Disciple, with the Canadian Players, Canadian cities, 1959.
  • narrator, Dr. Pangloss, and Martin, Candide, U.S. cities, 1971.
  • Also stage manager and actor for the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts tour of U.K. cities, 1944.
  • Title role, Oedipus Rex (also known as King Oedipus), Motion Pictures, 1957.
  • British professor, Lost and Found, Columbia, 1979.
  • Porky Sullivan, If You Could See What I Hear, Cypress Grove, 1982.
  • Henry Green, Strange Brew, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983.
  • Also appeared in When Tomorrow Dies, 1966.
  • Director of educational films on Hamlet, Macbeth, and Oedipus Rex, all 1963.
  • Title role, The Great Detective, CBC, 1979.
  • Also in Bill Brand.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • John Quincy Adams, Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1965.
  • Also appeared on The Defenders, CBS, 1965; and in scenes from "Hamlet" and "Mary Stuart," Omnibus, NBC.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • John Brown, John Brown's Body, CBS, 1962.
  • Also The Prince and the Pauper, The Crucible, Billy Budd Julius Caesar The Queen's Ring The Gentle Gunman, and The Colonel and the Lady.
  • Director, Peer Gynt, CBS, 1958.
  • Writings;FILM
  • Wrote screenplays for educational films on Hamlet, Macbeth, and Oedipus Rex, all 1963.

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