Eric Thompson Biography (1929-1982)

Born November 9, 1929, in Sleaford, England; died in 1982; son of George Henry and Anne Thompson; married Phyllida Law (an actress); children: Emma (an actress), Sophie (an actress). Career: Actor and director. Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, director, 1976-77.

Actor, director
Birth Details
November 9, 1929
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Balthasar, The Merchant of Venice, Old Vic Company, London, England, 1953
  • Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice, Old Vic Company, 1962-63
  • Cassio, Othello, Old Vic Company, 1962-63
  • Pertinax Surly, The Alchemist, Old Vic Company, 1962-63
  • Bastien and police officer, Let's Get a Divorce, Mermaid Theatre,then Comedy Theatre, both London, England, 1966
  • Appeared in repertory productions in Manchester, Coventry, and Bristol, England.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Journey's End, Manchester, England, 1971, then Mermaid Theatre, later Cambridge Theatre, both London, 1972
  • Time and Time Again, Comedy Theatre, 1972
  • My Fat Friend, Globe Theatre, London, England, 1972
  • Collaborators, Duchess Theatre, London, England, 1973
  • Absurd Person Singular, Criterion Theatre, London, England, 1973,then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1974-75
  • The Norman Conquests, Greenwich Theatre, London, England, then Globe Theatre, 1974, later Apollo Theatre, London, England, 1975, then Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1975-76
  • Jeeves, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, England, 1975
  • Absent Friends, Garrick Theatre, London, England, 1975
  • Noah, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1976
  • Same Time Next Year, Prince of Wales's Theatre, London, England, 1976
  • The Bells, Greenwich Theatre, 1976
  • Singles, Greenwich Theatre, 1977
  • The Sunset Touch, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, England, 1977
  • Balmoral, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, 1978
  • Sisters, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1978
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Royal Exchange Theatre, then CriterionTheatre, 1979
  • Major Tours
  • Director, Absent Friends, U.S. and Canadian cities, 1977
  • Film Appearances
  • Private Potter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962
  • First customer, The Barber of Stamford Hill, British Lion, 1963
  • The Jokers, Universal, 1967
  • Kilgas, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch (also known as En Dag i Ivan Denisovitsj'Liv), Cinerama, 1970
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Narrator, Magic Roundabout, BBC, 1965-75
  • Episodic
  • Paul, "Crescent Moon," The Avengers, ABC Weekend Television, 1961
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Magic Roundabout, BBC, between 1965 and 1975

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