Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Stuart Burge Biography (1918-)
Born January 15, 1918, in Brentwood, England; son of Henry Ormsby (an electrical engineer) and Kathleen Mary (a music teacher; maiden name, Haig) Burge; married Josephine Parker (an actress), December 21, 1949; children: Lucy, Stephen, Nicholas, Matthew, Emma. Addresses: AGENT--Harriet Cruickshank, 97 Old S. Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XV, England.
- Birth Details
- January 15, 1918
- Brentwood, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- STAGE DEBUT--Fourth clown, The Witch of Edmonton, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1936.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Bates, Venus Observed, New Century Theatre, 1952.
- Player Queen, Hamlet and boy, Henry V, both Old Vic Theatre, London, 1937.
- company member, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., and Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, U.K., 1939-46.
Credits; STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- FIRST LONDON WORK--Director (with Basil Coleman), Let's Make an Opera, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1949.
- Let's Make an Opera (revival), Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1950.
- The Workhouse Donkey, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, U.K., 1963.
- Henry V, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, U.K., then Old Vic Theatre, London, both 1964.
- Richard II, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, ON, Canada, 1964.
- Othello, Dubrovnik Festival, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 1964.
- Henry IV, Part One and Henry IV, Part Two, both Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1965.
- Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1966.
- King John, Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, U.K., 1968.
- Macbeth, The Demonstration, and The Dandy Lion, all Nottingham Playhouse,1969.
- The Ruling Class, Nottingham Playhouse, then Piccadilly Theatre, London,both 1969.
- The Alchemist, Nottingham Playhouse, then National Theatre, London, both1969. The Daughter in Law and The Idiot, both Nottingham Playhouse, 1970.
- A Yard of Sun, Nottingham Playhouse, then National Theatre, both 1970.
- Lulu, Nottingham Playhouse, then Royal Court Theatre, London, later Apollo Theatre, London, all 1970-71.
- The Rivals and A Close Shave, both Nottingham Playhouse, 1971.
- The Tempest and A Doll's House, both Nottingham Playhouse, 1972.
- The White Raven and The Devil Is an Ass, both Nottingham Playhouse, 1973.
- Measure for Measure, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1976.
- The Devil Is an Ass, Edinburgh Festival, 1976, then National Theatre, 1977.
- Fair Slaughter, Royal Court Theatre, 1977.
- Eclipse, Royal Court Theatre, 1978.
- The London Cuckolds, Royal Court Theatre, 1979.
- Curtains, Hampstead Theatre Club, then Whitehall Theatre, both London, 1988.
- The Black Prince, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1989.
- Also directed The Dock Brief and What Shall We Tell Caroline? (double-bill) and Hook, Line, and Sinker, all 1958; Curtmantle, 1962; Public and Confidential, 1966; The Judge and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, both 1967; Another Country, Queen's Theatre, London.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, Henry V, international cities, 1964.
- Also stage manager for Old Vic Company tours of European cities, 1939 and1947; director with a touring repertory company, 1948.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Paolo, Malta Story, United Artists, 1954.
- Head, Little Dorrit, Cannon, 1988.
Credits; FILM WORK; DIRECTOR
- FIRST FILM WORK--Director, There Was a Crooked Man, Lopert/United Artists, 1962.
- Othello, Warner Brothers, 1965.
- The Mikado, Warner Brothers, 1967.
- Julius Caesar, American International, 1970.
- Uncle Vanya, Arthur Cantor, 1977.
Credits; TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR; MOVIES
- The Rainbow, BBC, then Arts and Entertainment, 1989.
- Also The Old Men at the Zoo, Breaking Up, Naming the Names, Chinese Whispers, and Circles of Deceit, all BBC; Also directed The Power and the Glory, The Devil and John Brown, Under Western Eyes, Luther, School for Scandal, BillBrand, and Sons and Lovers.
- Under Western Eyes, Luther, School for Scandal, Bill Brand, and Sons andLovers.
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