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

Famous Works

  • 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.

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