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Avril Elgar Biography (1932-)
Born Avril Williams, April 1, 1932, in Halifax, England; daughter of Albert Elgar (in the British army) and Annie (Rose), Williams; married James Maxwell,1952; children: two sons. Addresses: HOME--c/o John French, French's,26-28 Binney Street, London, W1 England.
- Birth Details
- April 1, 1932
- Halifax, England
- LONDON DEBUT--Young Macduff, second witch, Macbeth, Royal Court Theatre,1958.
- BROADWAY DEBUT-- Norah, Epitaph for George Dillon, John Golden Theatre, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Dodo, The Sport of My Mad Mother, Mrs. Ecto, The Hole, both Royal Court Theatre, London, 1958.
- Norah, Epitaph for George Dillon, Comedy Theatre, London, 1958.
- Lucille, Danton's Death, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1959.
- Peony, Farewell, Farewell, Eugene, Garrick Theatre, London, 1959.
- night nurse, The Death of Bessie Smith, Grandma, The American Dream, bothRoyal Court Theatre, 1961.
- woman, The Blood of the Bambergs, Royal Court Theatre, 1962.
- Asta, Little Eyolf, 59 Theatre Company, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., 1963.
- Miss Sympathy, Crawling Arnold, Arts Theatre, London, 1965.
- various roles, Shelley, Lilian Fawcett, The Cresta Run, both Royal CourtTheatre, 1965.
- Lady Kix, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Alice Maitland, The Voysey Inheritance, both Royal Court Theatre, 1966.
- Olga, The Three Sisters, Joyce, The Ruffian on the Stair, both Royal Court Theatre, 1967.
- Aase, Peer Gynt, 69 Theatre Company, University Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1970.
- Sheila, The Sandboy, Greenwich Theatre, London, 1971.
- Miss Davitt, first nun, A Pagan Place, Royal Court Theatre, 1972.
- Agatha, The Family Reunion, 69 Theatre Company, 1972.
- Helen Mallock, Half Life, National Theatre, then Duke of York's Theatre,both London, 1978.
- Agatha, The Family Reunion, Round House Theatre, then Vaudeville Theatre,both London, 1979.
- Miss Moffatt, The Corn Is Green, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1981.
- Hadezda Mandelstan, Hope Against Hope, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1983.
- Rosa, Inner Voices, Lyttelton Theatre, London, 1983.
- Queen, soothsayer, Cymbeline, Miss Havisham, Great Expectations, Lady Brocklehurst, The Admirable Crichton, all Royal Exchange Theatre, 1984-85.
- Aglae, Court in the Act, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1986, then Phoenix Theatre, London, 1987.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Young Macduff, second witch, Macbeth, U.K. cities, 1952.
- Rosa, Inner Voices, U.K. cities, 1983.
- Aglae, Court in the Act, U.K. cities, 1987.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--You Touched Me, BBC, 1956.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "Back for Christmas," Tales of the Unexpected, Anglia, 1980.
- "The Moles," Tales of the Unexpected, Anglia, 1981.
- Looking for Mr. Wright, BBC, 1980.
- Also Rosie; George and Mildred.
- visa clerk, Sakharov, HBO, 1984.
- Also in 13 for Dinner; Give Us This Day Arthur Daley's Bread, both 1985;Also appeared in Under the Skin, BBC, 1981; Winnie, The Citadel, both BBC, 1982; The Bank Manager's Wife, Central, 1982; Paying Guests, BBC, 1985; Children of Dynmouth, The Oldest Goose in the Business, both BBC, 1986.
- FILM DEBUT--Town hall office girl, Room at the Top, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Landlady, Betrayal, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
- Also in Spring and Port Wine, 1970.
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