Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Tony Britton Biography (1924-)
Born June 9, 1924, in Birmingham, England; son of Edward Leslie and Doris Marguerite (Jones) Britton; married Ruth Hawkins (divorced); married Eva Birkefeldt. Addresses: Agent--c/o International Creative Management, 388-396Oxford St., London W1, England.
- Birth Details
- June 9, 1924
- Birmingham, England
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Debut) Quiet Weekend, Knightstone Pavilion, Weston-Super-Mare, England,1942.
- (London debut) Ramases, The Firstborn, Winter Garden Theatre, London, England, 1952.
- The Player King, Edinburgh Festival, 1952.
- Bassanion, The Merchant of Venice, Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on- Avon,1953-54.
- Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Memorial Theatre, Stratford- on-Avon, 1953-54.
- Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet, Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, 1953-54.
- Thersites, Troilus and Cressida, Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on- Avon, 1953-54.
- Cassio, Othello, Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, 1953-54.
- Julian Lovell, The Night of the Ball, New Theatre, 1955.
- Gaston Lachaille, Gigi, New Theatre, 1956.
- Trigorin, The Seagull, Old Vic Theatre, 1960-61.
- Henry Percy, Henry IV, Part I, Old Vic Theatre, 1960-61.
- George Appleby, Kill Two Birds, St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1962.
- Vizard, The Constant Couple, Winter Garden Theatre, 1962.
- Julian, Cactus Flower, Lyric Theatre, London, 1967.
- Lord Illingworth, A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1967.
- Roger Lawrence, A Boston Story, Duchess Theatre, London, 1968.
- Mr. Paradine Fouldes, Lady Frederick, Vaudeville Theatre, then Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1970.
- Philip Markham, Move over Mrs. Markham, Vaudeville Theatre, 1971.
- Jimmy Smith, No, No, Nanette, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1973.
- Colonel Rudolph von Schmettau, The Dame of Sark, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1974.
- David Pulman, The Chairman, Globe Theatre, London, 1976.
- Reverend A.K. Bulstrode, The Bells of Hell, Garrick Theatre, London, 1977.
- Palmer Forrester, Murder among Friends, Comedy Theatre, London, 1978.
- Professor Higgins, My Fair Lady, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1979.
- Chorus, Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-on- Avon, England, 1994.
- Sir Toby, Twelfth Night, RSC, Stratford-on-Avon, 1994.
- Also appeared in The Guv'nor; The Scarlet Pimpernel; The Other Man; The Dashing White Sergeant; The Importance of Being Earnest; An Ideal Husband; School for Scandal; A Dream of Treason; That Lady; The Private Lives of Edward Whiteley; Affairs of State; The Seven Year Itch; St. Joan; The Tempest; King Lear; and A Man for All Seasons.
Credits; Major Tours
- The Player King, U.K. cities, 1952.
- Appeared as Professor Higgins, My Fair Lady, 1964-66.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Draycott, Salute the Toff, Nettlefold/Butchers, 1952.
- Philip, Loser Takes All, British Lion, 1956.
- Simon Scott, The Birthday Present, British Lion, 1957.
- Philip Selwood, Behind the Mask, GW Films, 1958.
- Tony, The Heart of a Man, J. Arthur Rank, 1959.
- Major Dillon, Operation Amsterdam, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
- Bob Marriott, The Risk (also known as Suspect), Kingsley, 1961.
- Mike Thompson, Portrait of a Sinner (also known as The Rough and the Smooth), American International, 1961.
- Greg Parker, The Break, Planet, 1962.
- Dr. Paul Vernon, Stork Talk, Parade, 1964.
- Andrew Hunter, There's a Girl in My Soup, Columbia, 1970.
- George Harding, Sunday, Bloody Sunday, United Artists, 1971.
- George Dewport, Cry of the Penguins (also known as Mr. Forbush and the Penguins), British Lion, 1972.
- Tony, Night Watch, AVCO-Embassy, 1973.
- Inspector Thomas, The Day of the Jackal, Universal, 1973.
- Bates, Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow, Walt Disney Productions, 1975.
- Captain Lawton, The People That Time Forgot, American International, 1977.
- William Collins, Agatha, Warner Bros., 1979.
- Also appeared in The Horsemasters.
Credits; Television Appearances
- Simon Bates, "The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh," Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (episodic), NBC, 1964.
- Bill Mossman, Father Dear Father (series), syndicated, 1977.
- James Nicholls, Robin's Nest (series; produced in England, 1977- 81), syndicated, 1983.
- Appeared in the series The Nearly Man, Melissa, Don't Wait Up, and The Six Proud Walkers; also appeared in The Man Who Understood Women, Ooh La La, Call My Bluff, Friends and Brothers, and The Dame of Sark.
Credits; Books on Tape
- Sign of Four, Listen For Pleasure, 1981.
- Also recorded A Study in Scarlet, Nerve, First among Equals, Twice Shy, and Proof.