Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Geoffrey Sumner Biography (1908-1989)
Born November 20, 1908, in Ilfracombe, Devon, U.K.; died in 1989, in Alderney, Channel Islands, England; son of Edmund and Kathleen Marion (Brook) Sumner;married Gwen Williams Roberts; children: three daughters.
- Birth Details
- November 20, 1908
- Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
- Death Details
- Alderney, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Algie, Sport of Kings, Q Theatre, 1931.
- (London debut) Flag Lieutenant, Admirals All, Shaftesbury Theatre, 1933.
- Gilbert, The Wind and the Rain, Savoy Theatre, London, 1935.
- Alec Merton, Rise and Shine, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1936.
- Captaine Corrie, Mirabelle, Q Theatre, 1937, then Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1938.
- Armand de Perlichon, Money Talks, Lyceum Theatre, London, 1938.
- Henry Westby, Room for Two, Comedy Theatre, London, 1938.
- Tim Shields, Tony Draws a Horse, Criterion Theatre, London, 1939.
- George Beesdale, Mountain Air, Comedy Theatre, 1948.
- Sir Lindsay Cooper, Uproar in the House, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1967.
- Lord Coverley de Beaumont, The Jockey Club Stakes, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1971, then Cort Theater, New York City, 1973.
- Dr. Gerald Drimmond, Come Back to My Place, Palace Theatre, Westcliff, U.K., 1973.
- Dr. Gerald Drimmond, There Goes the Bride, Criterion Theatre, then Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1975.
- Sir William Boothroyd, Lloyd George Knew My Father, Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, U.K., 1975.
- Also appeared as Marquis of Candover, The Jockey Club Stakes, South Africa, 1972; and in Rookery Nook and Wife Begins at Forty.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Jerry, While Parents Sleep, U.K. cities, 1932.
- Gilbert Bodley, Not Now Darling, South African cities, 1968-69.
- Sir Tristram Marden, Dandy Dick, U.K. cities, 1970.
- Sir William Boothroyd, Lloyd George Knew My Father, U.K. cities, 1974.
Credits; STAGE WORK
- Director, The Jockey Club Stakes, South Africa, 1972.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- (Film debut) Captain Corrie, Too Many Husbands, Liberty, 1938.
- Announcer, She Couldn't Say No, Associated British Films, 1939.
- Law and Disorder, British Consolidated/RKO Radio Pictures, 1940.
- Murder in the Night (also known as Murder in Soho), Associated British Films/Film Alliance, 1940.
- Captain Curry, One Night in Paris (also known as Premiere), Alliance, 1940.
- Jack Farrell, Dark Secret, Nettleford, 1949.
- Humphrey Beagle, Helter Skelter, Gainsborough/General Films Distributors,1949.
- A peer, While the Sun Shines, International Screenplays-Associated British Films/Monogram-Stratford, 1950.
- Major, The Dark Man, Independent Artists/General Films Distributors, 1951.
- Wingo, A Tale of Five Women (also known as A Tale of Five Cities), UnitedArtists, 1951.
- Lord Tillbrook, Travellers Joy, Gainsborough/General Films Distributors,1951.
- Those People Next Door, Film Studios Manchester/Eros, 1952.
- Major, Island Rescue (also known as Appointment with Venus), British FilmMakers/Universal, 1952.
- Sir Charles Spanniell, Mr. Lord Says No (also known as The Happy Family),London Independent/Souvaine, 1952.
- Pike, Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (also known as Top Secret), Transocean/Stratford, 1953.
- Teddy, Always a Bride, General Films Distributors, 1954.
- Lecturer, Doctors in the House, General Films Distributors, 1954.
- Colonel Audacious, The Flying Eye, British Films/British Lion-Children'sFilm Foundation, 1955.
- The Silken Affair, Dragon/RKO Radio Pictures, 1957.
- Major Upshott-Bagley, I Only Asked, Hammer-Granada/Columbia, 1958.
- Governor, Band of Thieves, Filmvale/RFD, 1962.
- His Father, Cul-de-Sac, Sigma/Filmways, 1966.
- Gerald Drimond, There Goes the Bride, Vanguard, 1980.
- Also appeared as Magistrate, Side By Side, 1975; and in Mine Own Executioner.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Appeared on The Army Game (series), U.K. television; Strictly Personal (series); and Home and Beauty (play).
- Variety, October 11, 1989.
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