Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Norman Wooland Biography (1905-1989)
Born March 16, 1905, in Dusseldorf, Germany; died April 3, 1989, in Staplehurst, England; married Jane Smith; children: two daughters.
- German, English
- Birth Details
- March 16, 1905
- Dusseldorf, Germany
- Death Details
- April 3, 1989
- Staplehurst, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice, Grand Theatre, Oldham, U.K., 1926.
- LONDON DEBUT--Night Club Queen, Playhouse Theatre, 1937.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Gerald, Time and the Conways, Ritz Theatre, 1938.
- Mr. Sheltie, What Say They?, Malvern Festival, Malvern, U.K., 1939.
- Robert Murrison, Cornelius, Westminster Theatre, London, 1940.
- Aubrey Tanqueray, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1950.
- Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra, St. James's Theatre, London, 1951.
- Matthew, Dragon's Mouth, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1952.
- Mr. Fielding, A Passage to India, Comedy Theatre, London, 1960.
- Sergeant Ruff, Gaslight, Playhouse Theatre, Oxford, U.K., 1967.
- Dr. Stockman, An Enemy of the People, Playhouse Theatre, Oxford, 1968.
- Haakon Werle, The Wild Duck, Criterion Theatre, London, 1970.
- the Father, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,Guildford, U.K., 1972.
- Max Weiner, A Touch of Purple, Globe Theatre, London, 1972.
- Bob Cherry, Flowering Cherry, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, 1973.
- the Father, A Voyage 'round My Father, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, U.K., 1973.
- Wilson, The Butcher, Belgrade Studio Theatre, Coventry, U.K., 1973.
- George, Jumpers, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, U.K., 1975.
- Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, Harrogate Festival, Harrogate, U.K.,1976.
- Also appeared in Hadrian VII, Haymarket Theatre, 1969; in repertory at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1933- 37; and at theMalvern Festival, 1938.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons, U.K. cities, 1971.
- Colonel Strang, Conduct Unbecoming, U.K. cities, 1972.
- Gilles de Rais, Abelard and Heloise, U.K. cities, 1973.
- Sergeant Rough, Gaslight, U.K. cities, 1974.
- Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, U.K. cities, 1975.
- Frank Strang, Equus, U.K. cities, 1976.
- Don Jerome, The Duenna, U.K. cities, 1977.
- Sir Cecil, The Kingfisher, U.K. cities, 1978.
- Old Ekdal, The Wild Duck, U.K. cities, 1979.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Lodge keeper, The Five Pound Man, Fox British, 1937.
- Parson, Escape, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948.
- Horatio, Hamlet, General Film Distributors, 1948.
- Ashley Morehouse, Look Before You Love, General Film Distributors, 1948.
- Nat Hearn, All Over the Town, General Film Distributors, 1949.
- Prince Rudolph, The Angel with the Trumpet, British Lion, 1950.
- William Minnoch, Madeleine (also known as The Strange Case of Madeline),Universal, 1950.
- Nerva, Quo Vadis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1951.
- King Richard, Ivanhoe, MGM, 1952.
- Bill Ogden, Background (also known as Edge of Divorce), Group 3, 1953.
- Inspector Bliss, The Ringer, Regent, 1953.
- Paris, Romeo and Juliet, United Artists, 1954.
- Colonel Cleaver, The Master Plan, Grand National, 1955.
- Pelton, Guilty?, Gibraltar, 1956.
- Catesby, Richard III, Lopert, 1956.
- Inspector Kingcombe, The Flesh Is Weak, Eros, 1957.
- Inspector Harris, No Road Back, RKO, 1957.
- May Crowley, The Bandit of Zhobe, Columbia, 1959.
- Brutus Smith, An Honourable Murder, Warner Brothers/Pathe, 1959.
- Hugh Manning, Teenage Bad Girl (also known as My Teenage Daughter and BadGirl), DCA, 1959.
- Roy Lewis, Night Train for Inverness, Paramount, 1960.
- group captain, The Guns of Navarone, Columbia, 1961.
- David Fraser, Portrait of a Sinner (also known as The Rough and the Smooth), American International, 1961.
- Rufio, Barabbas, Columbia, 1962.
- Virgilianus, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Paramount, 1964.
- Sir John Perrott, The Fighting Prince of Donegal, Buena Vista, 1966.
- Crown counsel, Walk in the Shadow (also known as Life for Ruth), Continental Distributing, 1966.
- Dr. Blanchard, The Projected Man, Universal, 1967.
- King Saul, Saul and David, Rizzoli, 1968.
- team doctor, International Velvet, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1978.
- Also appeared in This England (also known as Our Heritage), World, 1941;The Mirror Crack'd, Associated Film Distribution, 1980.
- TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MINI-SERIES Simon, Cover Her Face, Anglia Television, then Mystery!, PBS, 1987.
- Also appeared in All for Love, Diamonds, Life at Stake, and The Chief Mourner, all British television.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
- Variety, April 12-18, 1989.
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