Jonathan Lynn Biography (1943-)

Born April 3, 1943, in Bath, England; son of Robin (a physician) and Ruth Helen (a sculptor; maiden name, Eban) Lynn; married Rita Eleanora Merkelis (a psychotherapist), August 1, 1967. Addresses: HOME--29 Etheldene Avenue,London N10, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
April 3, 1943
Bath, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • NEW YORK DEBUT--Cambridge Circus on Broadway, with the Footlights Company, Plymouth Theatre, 1954.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Bob Lacey, Green Julia, Traverse Theatre Company, New ArtsTheatre, 1965.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Motel the tailor, Fiddler on the Roof, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1967.
  • Angus, Bill, Blue Comedy, Open Space Theatre, London, 1968.
  • Hitler, A Comedy of the Changing Years, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1969.
  • Gerald Forbes, When We Are Married, Strand Theatre, London, 1970.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
  • Four Degrees Over, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, U.K., 1970.
  • The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Man, both Cambridge Theatre Company,Cambridge, U.K., 1977.
  • The Unvarnished Truth, Cambridge Theatre Company, then Phoenix Theatre, London, both 1978.
  • The Matchmaker, Cambridge Theatre Company, then Her Majesty's Theatre, London, both 1978.
  • Songbook, Cambridge Theatre Company, then Globe Theatre, London, both 1979.
  • Anna Christie, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1979,then London, 1980.
  • The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • Jacobowsky and the Colonel, The Magistrate, Three Men on a Horse, all National Theatre Company, 1986-87.
  • Also directed John Gould's one-man show, 1970; The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, 1971.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Suspicion, upcoming.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
  • Director, Clue, Paramount, 1985.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • Barmitzvah Boy.
  • The Knowledge.
  • Writings;PLAYS
  • Pig of the Month.
  • Writings;SCREENPLAYS
  • Clue, Paramount, 1985.
  • The Internecine Project; also training films for Video Arts.
  • Writings;TELEPLAYS; SERIES
  • (With George Layton) My Brother's Keeper, Granada, 1974-75.
  • (with Antony Jay) Yes, Minister, BBC, 1980-81.
  • (with Jay) Yes, Prime Minister, BBC.
  • Also Doctor in Charge, Doctor at Sea, My Name Is Harry Worth, all LondonWeekend Television; and co-author of more than sixty television scripts.
  • Writings;FICTION
  • A Proper Man, Heinemann, 1976.
  • (with Jay) Yes, Minister: The Diaries of the Right Honourable James Hacker, Volume 1, BBC Publications, 1981.
  • The Complete "Yes, Minister," Salem House, 1987.
  • Also The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister: 3 Volumes.

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