Graham Crowden Biography (1922-)

Born November 30, 1922, in Edinburgh, Scotland; son of Harry Graham and AnneMargaret (maiden name, Paterson) Crowden; married Phylida Hewat.

Birth Details
November 30, 1922
Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (London debut) Charles Lomax, Major Barbara, Old Vic Theatre, 1956
  • Bernard, Quartet for Five, Arts Theatre, London, 1959
  • Prosecuting Counsel, One Way Pendulum, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1959, then Criterion Theatre, London, 1960
  • Wing Commander Howard, Nil Carborundum, Arts Theatre, 1962
  • Doctor, Exit the King, Royal Court Theatre, then Criterion Theatre, later Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, all 1963
  • Casca, Julius Caesar, Royal Court Theatre, then Criterion Theatre,later Edinburgh Festival, all 1964
  • Augustus Colpous, Trelawny of the Wells, National Theatre Company,Old Vic Theatre, 1965
  • Berlebeyo, A Bond Honoured, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1966
  • Colonel Melkett, Black Comedy, 1966
  • Player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1967
  • Foresight, Love for Love, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1967
  • Augustin Feraillon, A Flea in Her Ear, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1967
  • Sir Politik Would-be, Volpone, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1968
  • Archbishop of Winchester, and Lightborn, Edward the Second, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1968
  • Devil, The Soldiers Tale, Bath Festival, Bath, England, 1968
  • Pantalone, The Servant of Two Masters, Queen's Theatre, London, 1968
  • Title role, Henry IV, Part One and Part Two, Mermaid Theatre Shakespeare Festival, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1970
  • Prospero, The Tempest, Mermaid Theatre Shakespeare Festival, Mermaid Theatre, 1970
  • Archie, Jumpers, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1972
  • James, The Freeway, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1974
  • Hector Hushabye, Heartbreak House, National Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1975
  • Rogues and Vagabonds (recital), Edinburgh Festival, 1976
  • Dead-Eyed Dicks, Dublin Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 1976
  • Dr. Wangel, The Lady from the Sea, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1978
  • Duke of Gloucester, Henry IV, Part One and Part Two, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1978
  • Le Beau, As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1978
  • Filippo Strozzi, The Lorenzaccio Story, Royal Shakespeare Company,1979
  • Menius Agrippa, Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1979
  • Dr. Wangel, The Lady from the Sea, Roundhouse Theatre, London, 1979
  • Bed, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1989
  • Colonel Alexander Lukyn, The Magistrate, Savoy Theatre, London, England, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • Dead-Eyed Dicks, U.K. cities, 1976
  • Menius Agrippa, Coriolanus, U.K. cities, 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • Murchie, Dead Man's Chest (also known as Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Dead Man's Chest), Allied Artists, 1965
  • Prosecuting Counsel/Caretaker, One Way Pendulum, Lopert, 1965
  • Counsel, Morgan (also known as A Suitable Case for Treatment and Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment), Cinema V, 1966
  • History master, If ... , 1968
  • Smythe, The File of the Golden Goose, United Artists, 1969
  • Max, Leo the Last, United Artists, 1970
  • Medical officer, The Virgin Soldiers, Columbia, 1970
  • Bishop of Cowley, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, 1970
  • Mr. Bolton, The Night Digger (also known as The Road Builder), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Sir Coward de Custar, Up the Chastity Belt (also known as Naughty Knights), Associated London-International Company Productions, 1971
  • Alfred Spaulton, Percy, 1971
  • Truscott, The Ruling Class, AVCO/Embassy, 1972
  • Lay Preacher, Something to Hide (also known as Shattered),Atlantic Releasing, 1972
  • Mr. Clutterbug, The Amazing Mr. Bluden, 1972
  • Dr. Millar, Professor Stewart, and meths drinker, O Lucky Man!, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Cardinal Barberini, The Abdication, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Voice of the General, The Little Prince (animated), Paramount, 1974
  • Count Alexei, Romance with a Double Bass, 1974
  • Dr. Smiles, The Last Days of Man on Earth (also known as The Final Programme), New World Pictures, 1975
  • Fanatics leader, Jabberwocky, Cinema V, 1977
  • Lord Yardarm, Hardcore (also known as Fiona), 1977
  • First sea lord, For Your Eyes Only, United Artists, 1981
  • Professor Millar, Britannia Hospital, Universal, 1982
  • Reverend Fitzbanks, The Missionary, Columbia, 1982
  • Sir Geoffrey Macklin, Code Name: Emerald (also known as Emerald), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Old Priest, The Company of Wolves, Cannon, 1985
  • Lord Belfield, Out of Africa, Universal, 1985
  • Judge Hate, Didn't You Kill My Brother?, 1987
  • Mr. Graceful, A Handful of Dust, 1988
  • George, The Innocent Sleep, Rosebud Communications Releasing, 1996
  • Old man, I Want You (also known as Beloved), Gramercy/PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1998
  • Chairman of the board, The Sea Change, 1998
  • Sir George Bailey, Possession, USA Films, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Colin, Destination Downing Street, 1957
  • Edward Cruickshank, Harpers West One, 1961
  • Horace, The Sun Trap, 1980
  • Dr. Jock McCannon, A Very Peculiar Practice, 1986
  • Tom Ballard, Waiting for God, 1990
  • Movies
  • Punchinello, Salve Regina, 1969
  • French, Floating Off, 1983
  • The bishop, Monsignor Quixote, 1985
  • Herbert, All Passion Spent, 1986
  • East of Ipswich, 1987
  • Voice of Chief Justice, The Happy Valley, 1987
  • John of Gaunt, Richard II, 1997
  • Montesino, Don Quixote, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Feldkirchner, Casanova, 1971
  • The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988
  • Professor Pollux, Love on a Branch Line, 1993
  • Professor of politics, Gulliver's Travels, NBC, 1996
  • Lord Bareacres, Vanity Fair, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Elderly elf, The 10th Kingdom, NBC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Virtue (also known as W. Somerset Maugham: Virtue), 1970
  • Recruiting officer, The Snow Goose, NBC, 1971
  • Trelawny of the Wells (also known as Play of the Month: Trelawny of the Wells), 1971
  • Caius Lucius, Cymbeline (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Cymbeline), 1983
  • Friar Francis, Much Ado about Nothing (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing), 1984
  • "The Affair of the Pink Pearl," Partners in Crime, Series I, 1984
  • Episodic
  • Braithwaite, "That's Two of Us Sorry," Danger Man, 1965
  • Captain Oates, "The Front Man," Fraud Squad, 1969
  • Zeus, "The Quick and the Dead," The Adventures of Don Quick, 1970
  • The groper, "A Village Called 'G,'" Callan, 1970
  • Dirtiest man, "The Dirtiest Man in the World," The Guardians, 1971
  • Minister, "The Nightmare Cannon," Star Maidens, 1976
  • Minister, "Hideout," Star Maidens, 1976
  • Sir Arthur, "Home Affairs," Raffles, 1977
  • Dr. Sondeberg, "Decoy," 1990, 1977
  • Soldeed, "The Horns of Nimon," Doctor Who, 1979
  • Minister, "Spy Probe," The Professionals, 1982
  • Rector, "Naming the Day," Chance in a Million, 1985
  • Sir Michael Wallace, "Thin Ice," Bulman, 1987
  • Bishop, "Monsignor Quixote," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • "Didn't You Kill My Brother?," The Comic Strip Presents,1988
  • Professor Temple, "Oxford," The Comic Strip Presents, 1990
  • Sir Henry Ancred, "Final Curtain," Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, PBS, 1993

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