Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Philip Locke Biography (1928-)
Born Roy James Locke, March 29, 1928; son of James and Frances Locke. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Jeremy Conway, Ltd., 109 Jermyn Street, London SW1 YGHB, England.
Favorite roles: Gaev in The Cherry Orchard.
- STAGE DEBUT--Feste, Twelfth Night, Oldham Repertory, 1954.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Company, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1954.
- Geoffrey Colwyn-Stuart, Epitaph for George Dillon, Fak, The Sport of My Mad Mother, Carebo, The Hole, and Charles Lomax, Major Barbara, all Royal Court Theatre, London, 1958.
- Colin, The Knack, Royal Court Theatre, 1962.
- Medvedev, The Seagull, Queen's Theatre, London, 1964.
- Boyet, Love's Labour's Lost, and Jacques, As You Like It, both National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1968.
- Egeus and Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, both London, 1970.
- Zakhar Bardin, Enemies, Libertini, Occupations, and general, The Balcony,all Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Aldwych Theatre, 1971.
- Lepidus, Antony and Cleopatra, Casca, Julius Caesar, and Junius Brutus, Coriolanus, all RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1973.
- Cardinal Pontocarrero, The Bewitched, Aldwych Theatre, 1974.
- Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, then Broadhurst Theatre,New York City, both 1974.
- player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Criterion Theatre, London,1975.
- Horatio, Hamlet, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1975.
- Mycetes, Tamburlaine the Great, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1976.
- Caribaldi, Force of Habit, National Theatre Company, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1976.
- Ulysses, Troilus and Cressida, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1976.
- colonel, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, RSC, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1977.
- Gaev, The Cherry Orchard, Riverside Studios, London, 1978.
- Greybig, Amadeus, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1979.
- Title role, King Lear, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre, 1980.
- ghost and player king, Hamlet, Donmar Warehouse, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1982.
- Heinrich Mann, Tales from Hollywood, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1984.
- Chaplain de Stogumber, Saint Joan, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1984.
- Linitsky, The Bay at Nice, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, 1986.
- Kent, King Lear, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1986.
- Also appeared in A Christmas Carol (opera), Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Flute, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Theatre Company, U.K. and U.S.cities, 1954.
- Egeus and Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, international cities, 1971.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Bream Mortimer, The Girl on the Boat, Knightsbridge, 1962.
- John Bell, Face of a Stranger, Allied Artists, 1964.
- Stan, Father Came Too, Rank, 1964.
- Vargas, Thunderball, United Artists, 1965.
- Foster, Incident at Midnight, Schoenfeld, 1966.
- Dave Hughes, On the Run, Schoenfeld, 1967.
- Hanske, Hitler: The Last Ten Days, Paramount/Tomorrow Entertainment, 1973.
- Vogel, Escape to Athena, Associated Film Distribution, 1979.
- Banyard, Porridge (also known as Doing Time), ITC, 1979.
- prime minister, And the Ship Sails On, RAI/Vides, 1983.
- Dr. Strickland, Ascendency, British Film Institute, 1983.
- voice characterization, The Plague Dogs (animated), United International,1984.
- Also appeared in Stealing Heaven and The Inquiry.
- PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Pennies from Heaven, syndicated, 1979.
- Doctor Who.
- Grant Master, Ivanhoe, syndicated, 1982.
- Sowerberry, Oliver Twist, CBS, 1982.
- Felix Guthfrithson, The Disappearance of Harry, Channel Four, 1983.
- Sir Larry, Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door, Channel Four, 1987.
- Agrippa, "Antony and Cleopatra," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1975.
- Pitcher, "The Secret Garden," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1987.
- Also appeared in Trelawny of the Wells, A Night Out, She Fell among Thieves. Butterflies Don't Count, The Mill on the Floss, Dead Man's Kit, Dick Turpin, The Omega Factor, Codename Icarus, The Young Delinquent, Connie, A Christmas Carol, and Comic Strip.
April 19, 2004: Locke died on April 19, 2004, at the age of 76. Source:
Times (London), May 26, 2004, p. 30.
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