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Denis Carey Biography (1909-)
Born August 3, 1909 in London, England; died in London, England, September 28, 1986; son of William Denis and May (Wilkinson) Carey; married Yvonne Coulette (an actress).
Denis Carey's biggest box office success was the revue Salad Days, which ranfor 2,283 performances in the 1954-55 London season.
- Birth Details
- August 3, 1909
- London, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Mickey, The Great Big World, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1921.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Second priest, Murder in the Cathedral, Ritz Theatre, 1938.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Appeared at the Gate Theatre and Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1929-34,including, at the Abbey: Deirdre, Is Life Worth Living, as the Greek in TheResurrection, as the title role in Parnell of Avondale, and in Summer's Day.
- appeared in London and New York City, 1935-39, Second Priest, Murder in the Cathedral, Duchess Theatre, London, 1936, Michael Byrne in Spring Meeting,Ambassadors Theater, London, then Morosco Theatre, New York City, both 1938.
- Dermot Francis O'Flingsley, Shadow and Substance, Duke of York's Theatre,London, 1943.
- with the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre Company, 1943-45.
- appeared at the Midland Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1945-46.
- Jack Manders, Galway Handicap and Clochet, Men without Shadows, both at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1947.
- Telyegin, Uncle Vanya, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1970.
- Ocean, Prometheus Bound, Mermaid Theatre, 1971.
- Gunga Din, Chez Nous, Globe Theatre, London, 1974.
- Dr. Lombardi, The Artful Widow, Greenwich, 1976.
- Feste, Twelfth Night, Greenwich, 1976.
- Jawan, Kismet, Shaftesbury, 1978.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Toured England with the Pilgrim Players, 1940-43.
- Egeus and Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company, world tour, 1972-73.
- FIRST STAGE WORK--Director, A Pound on Demand and Happy as Larry, MercuryTheatre, then Criterion Theatre, London, 1947.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Georgia Story, New Lindsay Theatre, London, 1948.
- Playboy of the Western World, Mercury Theatre, London, 1948.
- As director of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, 1949-54, he directedover thirty plays for the company including: The Cocktail Party, Traveller without Luggage, and Two Gentlemen of Verona (also performed at the Old Vic Theatre, London, 1952).
- Also for the Bristol Old Vic directed: Romanoff and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, both 1956; Free as Air and Man of Distinction, both 1957; HenryV (also at the Old Vic Theatre, London, 1957); Waiting for Godot, 1957; TheHeart's a Wonder (musical adaptation of Playboy of the Western World.; presented in London at the Westminster Theatre, 1958); Mr. Fox of Venice (PicadillyTheatre, 1959); The Flanders Mare, 1961; A Scent of Flowers, 1965; The Happiest Days of Your Life, 1965; The Playboy of the Western World, 1966; Hedda Gabler and I'll Get My Man both produced at the Royal Theatre, Bristol, 1966; The Way of the World, 1967; D.P., produced at the Little Theatre, Bristol, 1967.
- As first director of the American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, directed Julius Caesar and The Tempest, both 1955.
- Also directed: Salad Days, London production, 1954; A Kind of Folly, London production, 1955; The Cherry Orchard and The Taming of the Shrew, both Ottawa, 1959; Follow That Girl, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1960; Othello, Theatre Nationale de Belgique, Brussels, 1960; The Truth About Billy Newton, Playhouse Theatre, Salisbury, U.K., 1960; Hooray For Daisy, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1960; Mam'zelle Nitouche, Nottingham Playhouse, U.K., 1961; TheGolden Years, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, U.K., 1961; Twelfth Night, Ludlow Castle and Open Air, Regent's Park, 1962; The Golden Rivet, Royale Theatre, Bristol, 1963; The Life in My Hands, Nottingham Playhouse, 1964; Armstrong's Last Goodnight, Glasgow Citizens' Theatre Company, 1964; The Cherry Orchard and Volpone, both Nottingham Playhouse, 1965; When the Saints Go Cycling In, Gate Theatre, Dublin Festival, 1965; Juno and the Paycock, Gaiety Theatre,Dublin, 1966; Hobson's Choice, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, England, 1968.
- Directed tours of The Golden Years, 1961, Hamlet and A Man for All Seasons, with the Bristol Old Vic Company for a fourteen week tour of Pakistan, India and Ceylon, 1963, and The Pilgrim's Progress, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- The Day of the Jackal, Universal, 1973.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- General Hospital, ABC.
- Also, Sutherland's Law.
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