Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Philip Weathers Biography (1908-)
Born November 4, 1908; son of Joesph (a journalist) and Kate Ethel (Nash) Weathers. Addresses: HOME--Charterhouse, London EC1M 6AN, England. AGENT--Eric Glass Ltd., 18 Berkeley Square, London W1X 6HD, England.
Philip Weathers told CTFT: "When a child, several of our neighbors were famous stars of silent films. Frequently they would ask my parents if they could take me to the studio to appear in shots requiring children. This played a great part in deciding me to become an actor, although strangely enough I hatedworking in the early days of the 'talkies' and decided they weren't for me."
- STAGE DEBUT--Assistant stage manager and a small role, The Adventures ofLady Ursula, Twentieth Century Theatre, London, 1923.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Nurse Cavell, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1930.
- understudy, Cavalcade, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1931.
- one year in repertory at Oxford, Sheffield, York, and Bradford.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Malvern Festival, England, 1940 (the outbreak of World WarII canceled productions at Malvern, but reduced scale productions continued at Arts Theatre,Cambridge, Theatre Royal, Bath, and Theatre Royal, Exeter, U.K.).
- Theatre Royal, Aldershot, U.K., 1946.
- Empire Theatre, Swansea, U.K., 1948.
- Palace Court Theatre, Bournemouth, U.K., 1948.
- Richmond Theatre, U.K., 1951.
- Grand Theatre, Swansea, 1952.
- Producer, Holiday Shows, Blackpool, Bournemouth, and Torquay, U.K., 1954.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Lord Fancourt Babberly, Charley's Aunt, U.K cities, 1928-30.
- Ledyard Draper, The Ninth Man, U.K. cities, 1930.
- as a member of Matheson Lang's company, U.K. cities, 1931-33.
- as a member of Sir John Martin-Harvey's company, U.K. cities, 1934- 36.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Tell England, London Films.
- City of Song, in English, French and German.
Writings;PLAYS; UNDER PSEUDONYM MICHAEL SHERWOOD; EXPERIMENTAL THEATREPRODUCTIONS
- The Weary Heart, 1936.
- Thy Self the Dagger, 1937.
- His Lips Are Not for You to Kiss, 1938.
- Arms and the Woman, 1947.
- Madam Tic-Tac, published by Samuel French, 1951.
- Tell-Tale Murder, Samuel French, 1952.
- Shadow Witness, Samuel French, 1953.
- Proof of the Poison, Samuel French, 1955.
- This Is My Life, Samuel French, 1957.
- Murder Isn't Cricket, Samuel French, 1959.
- Once Upon a Crime, published by Panopolis Ltd., 1961.
- Sometimes It Strikes, Panopolis Ltd., 1963.
- Permit to Kill, Panopolis Ltd., 1968.
- Home or Away?, Panopolis Ltd., 1969.
- Three Shots in the Dark, Panopolis Ltd., 1970.
- O Mistress Mine, Panopolis Ltd., 1977.
- Syon House, Clarke and Sherwell, 1968.
- Nuns of Syon, Coates Press, 1975.
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