Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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William Squire Biography (1920-)
Born April 29, 1920, in Neath, Wales; son of William and Martha (Bridgeman) Squire; married Elizabeth Dixon (divorced); married Juliet Harmer (divorced).Addresses: AGENT--c/o London Management, 235-241 Regent Street, LondonW1A 2JT, England.
- Birth Details
- April 29, 1920
- Neath, Wales
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- LONDON STAGE DEBUT--With the Old Vic Company, New Theatre, 1945.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--With the Old Vic Company, Century Theatre, 1946.
- Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, and Dick, The Patched Cloak, both Boltons Theatre, London, 1947.
- the Knave, The Dragon and the Dove, Mercury Theatre, London, 1948.
- citizen, King John, Laertes, Hamlet, Time, The Winter's Tale, Ulysses, Troilus and Cressida, the Duke, Othello, and Ratty, Toad of Toad Hall, all Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1948.
- Verges, Much Ado about Nothing, Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cloten, Cymbeline, and Lord Chamberlain, Henry VIII, all Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1949.
- Dawlish, Summer Day's Dream, Tommy Turner, The Male Animal, and the Cat,The Blue Bird, all Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, U.K., 1950.
- Exton, Richard II, Rumour and Silence, Henry IV, Part II, Chorus, Henry V, Sebastian, The Tempest, first witch, Macbeth, and Ratty, Toad of Toad Hall,all Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1951.
- the Duke, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Banquo, Macbeth, wicked fairy, The Love of Four Colonels, and Timothy, A Penny for a Song, all Bristol Old Vic Company, Bristol, U.K., 1952.
- Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1952.
- Vezinet, The Italian Straw Hat, Bristol Old Vic Company, then Old Vic Theatre, both 1952.
- Gratiano, The Merchant of Venice, Casca, Julius Caesar, Cranmer, Henry VIII, first tempter, Murder in the Cathedral, Horatio, Hamlet, Lafeu, All's Well That Ends Well, and King of France, King John, all Old Vic Theatre, 1953.
- Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, and Menenius, Coriolanus, both Old Vic Theatre, 1954.
- Ratty, Toad of Toad Hall, Prince's Theatre, London, 1954.
- Vladimir, Waiting for Godot, Criterion Theatre, London, 1955.
- Captain Cat, Under Milk Wood, New Theatre, London, 1956.
- Federico Gomez, The Elder Statesman, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, then Cambridge Theatre, London, both 1958.
- Otis H. Baker, The Andersonville Trial, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1961.
- Arthur, Camelot, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- narrator, Cider with Rosie, Hampstead Theatre Club, then Garrick Theatre,both London, 1963.
- Thomas Mowbray, Richard II, Owen Glendower, Henry IV, Part I, Charles VI,Henry V, Suffolk, Henry VI, Duke of Buckingham, Edward IV, and Buckingham, Richard III, all Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1964.
- Player King, Hamlet, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1965.
- Teddy Lloyd, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1966.
- the Mayor, The Government Inspector, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Wales, 1973.
- Sebastian, The Tempest, and Headmaster Sunstroke, Spring Awakening, bothNational Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1974.
- player, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Criterion Theatre, 1976.
- Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, St. George's Theatre, London, 1976.
- Rear Admiral Knatchbull-Folliatt, The Case of the Oily Levantine, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1979.
- Also appeared as Bloodgood, Streets of London, Her Majesty's Theatre; Merlin, Camelot, New Apollo Theatre, London; Gladstone, Melon, Royal Haymarket Theatre, London; and with the Old Vic Company, 1945-47.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Arthur, Camelot, U.S. cities, 1963.
- Also appeared as Blore, Dandy Dick, Compass Theatre Company, U.K. cities.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Aeschines, Alexander the Great, United Artists, 1956.
- Lieutenant Jewell, The Man Who Never Was, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- Roy Martin, Pursuit of the Graf Spee (also known as The Battle of the River Plate), Rank, 1957.
- Thomas, Where Eagles Dare, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1968.
- Sir John, A Challenge for Robin Hood, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
- Thomas More, Anne of the Thousand Days, Universal, 1969.
- Harkness, The Thirty-Nine Steps, International Picture Show, 1978.
- voice of Gandalf, Lord of the Rings (animated), United Artists, 1978.
- Khachaturyan, Testimony, Film Four International, 1987.
- Also appeared in Dunkirk, Ealing/MGM, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- All Creatures Great and Small, PBS.
- Dr. Who, PBS; and Callan.
- Magistrate, Les Miserables, CBS, 1978.
- Also appeared in The Life of Puccini.
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