Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Peter Bennett Biography (1917-c. 1990)
Born September 17, 1917, London, U.K.; died c. 1990, in London, U.K.; son ofR. H. E. and Dorothy (Lowe) Bennett; married Sheila Bramwell-Jones.
- Birth Details
- September 17, 1917
- London, England
- Death Details
- c. 1990
- London, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Ma Ta, Lady Precious Stream, Pleasure Gardens Theatre, Folkestone, U.K., 1936.
- (London debut) Possum and Ed Sweet, Little Ol' Boy, Arts Theatre, London,1936.
- Hui Ming, The Western Chamber, New Theatre, London, 1939.
- Johann Breitstein, Counsellor-at-Law, Embassy Theatre, London, 1939.
- General Wei, Lady Precious Stream, Kingsway Theatre, London, 1939.
- Pandar, Pericles, Open Air Theatre, 1939, London, 1939.
- Fabian, Twelfth Night, Open Air Theatre, 1939.
- Kasim Baba, Chu-Chin-Chow, Palace Theatre, London, 1940-41.
- Starkey, Peter Pan, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1941.
- Gratiano, The Merchant of Venice, Westminster Theatre, London, 1942.
- Vernon and Poins, King Henry the Fourth (Part 1), Westminster Theatre, 1942.
- Poins and Davy, King Henry the Fourth, (Part 2), Westminster Theatre, 1942.
- Quince, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Westminster Theatre, 1942.
- De Beausset, War and Peace, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1943.
- Starkey, Peter Pan, Cambridge Theatre, U.K., 1943.
- Clown, Winter's Tale, Open Air Theatre, 1944.
- Third Witch and Porter, Macbeth, Lyric, Hammersmith, 1944.
- Arthur Clough, The Spinster of South Street, King's Theatre, Hammersmith,1945.
- Face, The Alchemist, King's Theatre, Hammersmith, 1945.
- Ernie, Zoo in Silesia, Embassy Theatre, 1945.
- Corporal Cramp, Love Goes to Press, Embassy Theatre, 1946.
- John Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility, Embassy Theatre, 1946.
- (New York debut) Corporal Cramp, Love Goes to Press, Biltmore Theatre, 1947.
- Henry, Symphony in Violence, Embassy Theatre, 1948.
- Mr. Calthorpe, For Better, For Worse, Q Theatre, 1948.
- Gavin Bainbridge, Burn, Witch, Burn, Gateway Theatre, U.K., 1949.
- Fag, The Rivals, Fortune Theatre, London, 1949.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Theatre Royal, Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K., 1950.
- Dr. Miseria, To Live in Peace, Royal Theatre, Bristol, U.K., 1951.
- Caiaphas, The Man Born to Be King, Festival of Britain Church, U.K., 1951.
- Motley, The Castle Spectre, Players' Theatre, U.K., 1952.
- Prosser, Portrait of a Gentleman, New Torch Theatre, U.K., 1953.
- Mr. Harrison Crockstead, A Marriage Has Been Arranged, New Torch Theatre,1953.
- Mr. Hughes, Birds of Sadness, Q Theatre, London, 1954.
- Mr. Allnut, The Name Is Smith, Richmond Theatre, U.K., 1954.
- Wedgewood, Wild Goose Chase, Embassy Theatre, 1954.
- Councillor Hedges, Let's Talk Turkey, Royal Windsor Theatre, London, 1954.
- Lon Dennison, The Wooden Dish, Guildford Theatre Company, 1955.
- Carlos Gervanzoni, The Strong Are Lonely, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1955.
- Bernard Fell, A For Angel, B For Bed, New Lindsey Theatre, U.K., 1957.
- James Walton, The Waiting of Lester Abbs, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1957.
- Mr. Noah, Noddy in Toyland, Scala Theatre, London, 1962.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, New Theatre, Cardiff, 1964.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 1966.
- Mr. Sole, The Old Boys, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1971.
- Hector, Humulus the Muted Lover, Act Inn, London, 1972.
- Albert, Heroes, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975.
- Boswell, The Trial of Dr. Johnson, Chiltern Theatre Festival, 1977.
- Also appeared at Playhouse Theatre, Amersham, U.K., and Theatre Royal, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1949-50.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Appeared as Perkins, The Golden Fleece, 1944; Scrooge, A Christmas Carol,1967; and Mr. Sole, The Old Boys, 1971.
Credits; STAGE DIRECTOR
- Avalanche in Speculum, Gateway Theatre, 1952.
- Steambath, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1977.
- The Passion of Dracula, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- With Love and Laughter, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Fool For Love, Theatre by the Sea, Portsmouth, NH, 1985.
- She Loves Me, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1986.
- Fool For Love, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO, c. 1986.
- Also director for Festival of British Theatre Ltd., 1975; and Theatre ByThe Sea, 1981-82.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Butler, Lady Chatterly's Lover, Prodis, 1981.
- Also appeared in Tarka the Otter.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Leonides, Adventures of Sir Lancelot (series), NBC, 1956-67, and ABC, 1957-58.
- Also appeared in televised play The Old Crowd.
- Variety, January 17, 1990.
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