Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Noel Willman Biography (1918-1988)
Full name, Noel Bath Willman; born August 4, 1918, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland; died of a heart attack, December 24, 1988, in New York, NY; son of Romain and Charlotte Ellis (O'Neil) Willman.
- Birth Details
- August 4, 1918
- Londonderry, Northern Ireland
- Death Details
- December 24, 1988
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Hamlet, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1939.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Monsieur Henri, Legend of Lovers, Plymouth Theatre, 1951.
- Player, The Beggar's Opera, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1940.
- ensemble, Light and Shade (revue), Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1942.
- Grigori Tansmann, House of Regrets, Arts Theatre, London, 1942.
- Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice, New Theatre, London, 1943.
- Baron Foehn, The Eagle Has Two Heads, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London,1946.
- Robert Falconbridge, King John, Antonio, The Merchant of Venice, Osric, Hamlet, Gremio, The Taming of the Shrew, and Pandarus, Troilus and Cressida, all Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1948.
- Darius, Adventure Story, St. James's Theatre, London, 1949.
- Sir Joseph Wrathie, Shall We Join the Ladies? and Old Tawn, The Boy witha Cart, both Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1950.
- the Stylish Young Man and the Prison Chaplain, The Trial, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1950.
- Daker, Accolade, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1950.
- Colonel Izquierdo, Montserrat, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1952.
- the Interrogator, The Prisoner, Globe Theatre, London, 1954.
- Brack, Hedda Gabler, Westminster Theatre, London, 1954.
- General Burgoyne, The Devil's Disciple, Winter Garden Theatre, 1956.
- the Husband, Roshomon, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Don Pedro, Much Ado About Nothing and Claudius, Hamlet, both Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1961.
- Eugene Striden, Isle of Children, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Peter Cauchon, Saint Joan, Oxford Festival, Oxford, U.K., 1974.
- Also appeared with the Old Vic Company, Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, U.K., 1943-45; with the Bristol Old Vic Company, Bristol, U.K., 1946.
Credits; STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- A Doll's House, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1946.
- A Phoenix Too Frequent, Back to Methuselah, and The Turn of the Screw, all Arts Theatre, London, 1946-47.
- (with Nigel Green) Montserrat, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1952.
- The White Carnation and Someone Waiting, both Globe Theatre, London, 1953.
- All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford- on-Avon, U.K., 1955.
- The Devil's Disciple, Winter Garden Theatre, 1956.
- It's the Geography That Counts, St. James's Theatre, London, 1957.
- A Man for All Seasons, Globe Theatre, 1960, then American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- The Beauty Part, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Gentle Jack, Queen's Theatre, London, 1963.
- Rich Little Rich Girl, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadephia, PA, 1964.
- The Lion in Winter, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Othello and Beware of the Dog, both Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, U.K., 1967.
- Brother and Sister and Beware of the Dog, both St. Martin's Theatre, London, 1967.
- Ring 'round the Moon, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1968.
- Darling of the Day, George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- The Beheading, Apollo Theatre, London, 1971.
- The Three Arrows, Actors' Company, New York City, 1972.
- A Matter of Gravity, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976.
- The Apple Cart, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, 1976.
- The Inconstant Couple and Heartbreak House, both Chichester Theatre Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1978.
- The West Side Waltz, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Also with the Old Vic Company, Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, U.K., 1943-45.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, Brother and Sister, U.K. cities, 1967.
- director, Lolita My Love, U.S. cities, 1971.
- director, The West Side Waltz, U.S. cities, 1980-81.
- as an actor, toured in The Witch and The Merchant of Venice, Old Vic Company, U.K. cities, 1940.
- and toured South African cities, 1947.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Spintho, Androcles and the Lion, RKO, 1952.
- Dr. Dennis Bord, Project M7 (also known as The Net), Universal, 1953.
- Lord Byron, Beau Brummell, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1954.
- DuGueselin, The Warriors (also known as The Dark Avenger), Allied Artists, 1955.
- Woburn, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Paramount, 1956.
- Aubrey Clark, Abandon Ship (also know as Seven Waves Away), Columbia, 1957.
- Chief of Police, Across the Bridge, Rank/IPF, 1957.
- interrogator, Carve Her Name with Pride, Rank, 1958.
- Inspector Thomas, Never Let Go, Continental, 1960.
- Nigel Pickering, Trouble in the Sky (also known as Cone of Silence), Universal, 1961.
- prison governor, The Concrete Jungle (also known as The Criminal), Amalgamated, 1962.
- Webster, The Girl on the Boat, Knightsbridge, 1962.
- Dr. Ravna, Kiss of Evil (also known as The Kiss of the Vampire), Universal, 1963.
- Inspector Johnson, Two Living, One Dead (also known as Tva le vande och en dod), Emerson, 1964.
- Razin, Doctor Zhivago, MGM, 1965.
- Dr. Franklyn, The Reptile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966.
- Za-Tor (high priest), The Vengeance of She (also known as The Return of She), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Franz Bayer, The Odessa File, Columbia, 1974.
- Also The Pickwick Papers, Mayer Kingsley, 1952.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "The Winslow Boy" and "The Count of Monte Cristo," Dupont Show of the Month, CBS, 1958.
- Interior Minister Bruno Merk, Twenty-One Hours at Munich, ABC, 1976.
- Pothinus, "Caesar and Cleopatra," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1976.
- Also The Royal Victorians, 1974; The Green Bay Tree, Strange Interlude, The Crucible, and Edward VII, all for British television.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK
- Director, The Autumn Garden, British television, 1966.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, December 28, 1988-January 3, 1989.
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