Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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David Pinner Biography (1940-)
Full name, David John Pinner; born October 6, 1940, in Peterborough, England;son of Richard and Dorine Helen (Matthews) Pinner; married Catherine Henry Griller (an actress), October 21, 1965; children: Honor Linton, Dickon John. Addresses: Agent--Elspeth Cochrane Ltd., 11 Orlando Rd., London SW4, England.
- Birth Details
- October 6, 1940
- Peterborough, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- Sergeant Trotter, The Mousetrap, Ambassador Theatre, London, 1966.
- Also appeared as Hornbeck, Inherit the Wind, Perth, Scotland, 1960; Ross,Macbeth, Coventry, England, 1961; Magpie, Naked Island, Coventry, 1961; Gratiano, The Merchant of Venice, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1963; title role,Billy Liar, Windsor, England, 1964; Cassius, The Man Who Let It Rain, London, 1964; Laertes, Hamlet, Sunderland, England, 1964-65; Bassanio, The Merchantof Venice, Sunderland, 1964-65; Edmund, King Lear, Sunderland, 1964-65; Lopahin, The Cherry Orchard, Hornchurch, England, 1965; and Joseph, Revelations (also see below), Grinnell, IA, 1986.
Credits; STAGE DIRECTOR
- Marriages (also see below), London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, 1972.
- Also director of London productions of All My Sons, 1976; The Three Sisters, 1976; The American Dream, 1977; Suddenly Last Summer, 1977; The Last Englishman (also see below), 1990; Macbeth, 1990; and Andromache, 1991.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Helmut, "Displaced Person," American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.
- "A Pocketful of Rye" (also known as "A Murder Is Announced"), Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II, PBS, 1986.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Appeared in The Growing Pains of P. C. Penrose, 1975; The Prince Regent,1979; Henry V, 1979; and Fame Is the Spur, 1982.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Constable in the information room, Robbery, Embassy, 1967.
- Dickon, produced at Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, England, 1966, publishedby Penguin, 1964.
- Fanghorn, produced at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, then FortuneTheatre, London, both 1967, published by Penguin, 1966.
- The Drums of Snow, produced at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1969, published by Penguin, 1966, revised version anthologized in Plays of the Year,Elek, 1972.
- The Potsdam Quartet, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford, England, 1973, thenLyric/Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1980, later Lion Theatre, New York City,1982, published by Terra Nova Editions, 1981.
- Hereward the Wake, Key Theatre, Peterborough, England, 1975.
- Lucifer's Fair, Arts Theatre, London, 1976.
- Shakebag, Soho Polytechnic, 1976, published in Green River Review, 1976.
- Screwball, Theatre Royale, Plymouth, England, 1982.
- Also author of Lightning at a Funeral, Stanford University, 1970; Marriages, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, 1972; Cartoon (one-act), Soho Polytechnic, London, 1973; An Evening With the Greater London Council(one-act), Soho Polytechnic, 1974; Revelations, produced in Grinnell, IA, 1976; The Teddy Bears' Picnic, 1988; Skin Deep, 1989; and The Last Englishman, 1990.
- Juliet and Romeo, Sud Deutscher Rundfunk, 1976.
- Also author of Leonora and The Sea Horse, both 1982; and two episodes ofCrown Court, 1978.
- Author of Lightfall, 1967; Cardinal Richelieu, 1976; A Square on the Hypotenuse, 1976; The Ex-Patriot? 1977; Talleyrand, Prince of Traitors, 1978; Keir Hardie, 1978; Drink to Me Only, 1978; The Last Englishman, 1979; and FingsAin't What They Used to Be, 1979.
- Ritual, Hutchinson, 1967.
- With My Body, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968.
- There'll Always Be an England, Blond & Briggs, 1983.
- Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Volume 19, 1986.
- New Yorker, February 22, 1982.
- New York Post, February 11, 1982.
- New York Times, February 11, 1982.
- Sunday Times (London), October 19, 1980.
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