Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Richard Murdoch Biography (1907-)
Born April 6, 1907, in Keston, England; son of Bernard (a tea broker) and AmyFlorence (Scott) Murdoch; married Peggy Rawlings (an actress), 1932; children: Belinda, Jane, Timothy. Addresses: AGENT--Essanay Ltd., 2 Bruton Street, London W1R 9TG, England.
Favorite roles: William in You Never Can Tell and Sir William Boothroyd in Lloyd George Knew My Father.
- Birth Details
- April 6, 1907
- Keston, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Chorus, The Blue Train, King's Theatre, Southsea, U.K., 1927.
- LONDON DEBUT--Chorus, The Blue Train, Prince of Wales Theatre, 1927.
- Ronnie Webb, The Five O'Clock Girl, London Hippodrome, London, 1929.
- ensemble, Cochran's 1930 Revue, London Pavilion, London, 1930.
- Percy Pim, Stand Up and Sing, London Hippodrome, 1931.
- Sergeant Oliver, Over She Goes, Saville Theatre, London, 1936.
- Queen Hysteria, Little Miss Muffet, Casino Theatre, London, 1949.
- Buttons, Cinderella, Wimbledon Theatre, London, 1952.
- Bobby Denver, As Long As They're Happy, Grand Theatre, Blackpool, U.K., 1953.
- ensemble, Happy Returns (revue), Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1962.
- General de la Petadiere-Frenouillou, The General's Tea Party, Harrogate Festival, Harrogate, U.K., then Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre, London, both 1966.
- Aubrey Allington, Tons of Money, May Fair Theatre, London, 1968.
- William, You Never Can Tell, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, 1973.
- Ernest, Bedroom Farce, Athenaeum Theatre, Plymouth, U.K., 1979.
- Lord Caversham, An Ideal Husband, Westminster Theatre, London, 1989.
- Also appeared in Ballyhoo, Comedy Theatre, London, 1932; Charlot's Char-aBang, Stop-Go!, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Town Talks, all Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1935-36; Band Wagon, London Palladium, London, 1939; the Headmaster, Forty Years On.
- and the Headmaster, The Happiest Days Of Your Life.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Philip Brown, Oh, Letty!, U.K. cities, 1929.
- Paul Daventry, Mother of Pearl, U.K. cities, 1933.
- Guy Holden, Gay Divorce, U.K. cities, 1936.
- Tommy Towers, Tax Free, U.K. cities, 1961.
- William, You Never Can Tell, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1973.
- Colonel Barstow, Not in the Book, South African cities, 1974.
- farmer, Birds of Paradise, U.K. cities, 1976.
- Sir William Boothroyd, Lloyd George Knew My Father, U.K. cities, 1977.
- Lord Caversham, An Ideal Husband, U.K. cities, 1989.
- Also Band Waggon, U.K. cities, 1938; Strike a New Note, U.K. cities, 1946.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- FILM DEBUT--P.C. Lewis, The Terror, 1935, released in the United States by Alliance, 1941.
- Sergeant Oliver, Over She Goes, Associated British, 1937.
- Stinker, Band Wagon, General Film Distributors, 1940.
- Stinker Burton, Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt, General Film Distributors,1940.
- Stinker, I Thank You, General Film Distributors, 1941.
- Teddy Deakin, The Ghost Train, General Film Distributors, 1941.
- illusionist, You Can't Do Without Love, Columbia, 1946.
- Bill Scott, It Happened in Soho, Associated British, 1948.
- Captain Wimpole, Lilli Marlene, RKO, 1951.
- sitter in Bath studio, The Magic Box, British Lion, 1952.
- David Felton, The Gay Adventure (also known as Golden Arrow and Three Menand a Girl), United Artists, 1953.
- Commander Bissham-Ryley, Strictly Confidential, Rank, 1959.
- Cabinet Minister Who Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut, Whoops Apocalypse,Miracle Films/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- TELEVISION DEBUT--TV Follies, BBC.
- Uncle Tom, Rumpole of the Bailey, Thames, 1977--, then Mystery!, PBS, 1984--.
- Never the Twain, Thames, then PBS, 1987.
- The New Avengers, CBS.
- Also appeared in In the Looking Glass, The Three Kisses, Doctor's Daughters, Old Boy Network, This is Your Life, Wogan, and Mr.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
- Much Murdoch, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1954.
- Also in Band Wagon, Much Binding-in-the-Marsh, The Men from the Ministry,and in Service programs during World War II.
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