Richard Easton Biography (1933-)

Full name, John Richard Easton; born March 22, 1933, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Leonard Idell (a civil engineer) and Mary Louise (maiden name, Withington) Easton.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
March 22, 1933
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Wally, Our Town, Brae Manor Playhouse, Knowlton, Canada, 1947
  • Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1950
  • Sir Thomas Vaughan, Richard III, Shakespearean Festival Company, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1953
  • Edward Kinnerton, Both Ends Meet, Apollo Theatre, London, 1954
  • Cain and Strephon, Back to Methuselah, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1955 (some sources cite 1958).
  • Claudio, Much Ado about Nothing, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Palace Theatre, London, 1955
  • Edgar, King Lear, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Palace Theatre, 1955
  • Lord Scoop and Alexander Court, Henry V, Shakespearean Festival Company, 1956 then Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1956
  • Slender, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespearean Festival Company, 1956
  • Anthony and Cleopatra, Crest Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1956
  • An Italian Straw Hat, Crest Theatre, 1956
  • The Three Sisters, Crest Theatre, 1956
  • Claudio, Measure for Measure, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Claudio, Much Ado about Nothing, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford,CT, 1957
  • Delio, The Dutchess of Malfi, Phoenix Theatre, 1957
  • Harcourt, The Country Wife, Adelphi Theatre, New York City, 1957
  • Launcelot Gobbo, The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1957
  • Luccentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Phoenix Theatre, 1957
  • Roderigo, Othello, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1957
  • Osric and Florizel, The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1958
  • Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford,CT, 1958
  • Timothy, Salad Days, Barbizon Plaza Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • The French lord, All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare Festival,Stratford, CT, 1959
  • Pistol, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1959
  • Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford,CT, 1959
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1959
  • Amiens, As You Like It, Association of Producing Artists RepertoryCompany, 1960
  • David, Motel, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1960
  • Edgar, King Lear, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, 1960
  • Title role, Hamlet, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, 1960
  • Jack, The Importance of Being Earnest, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, 1960
  • Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, 1960
  • Orsino, Twelfth Night, Association of Producing Artists RepertoryCompany, 1960
  • Sir Harry Bumper and Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Haymarket Theatre Royal, London, 1962
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, Majestic Theatre, New YorkCity, 1963
  • Nick, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Piccadilly Theatre, London,1964
  • Barry, Comfort Me with Apples, Globe Theatre, London, 1965
  • Fagin, Oliver!, Opera House, Manchester, England, 1965
  • The bishop, The Balcony, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, 1967
  • Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer, Oxford Playhouse, 1967
  • Title role, Richard III, Oxford Playhouse, 1967
  • Creep, Pantagleize, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, then Lyceum Theatre,New York City, 1967-1968
  • King Berenger, Exit the King, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, then Lyceum Theatre, 1967-1968
  • Alceste, The Misanthrope, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, then Lyceum Theatre, 1968
  • Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Lyceum Theatre, 1968
  • Claudius, Hamlet, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, then Lyceum Theatre, 1968-1969
  • Messenger, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, 1968-1969
  • Brutus, Julius Caesar, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1969
  • Title role, Macbeth, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, Theatre at University of Michigan, 1969
  • James Bonham, Murderous Angels, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1970
  • James Bonham, Murderous Angels, Playhouse Theatre, New York City,1971
  • Syd Sorokin, The Pajama Game, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, England,1971
  • Walter Franz, The Price, Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, England,1972
  • Alexander and Friends, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, 1972
  • Romans and Lovers, Arnaud Theatre, 1972
  • Charles, Blithe Spirit, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, England, 1975
  • Trigorin, The Seagull, Harrogate Theatre, London, 1975
  • Title role, Macbeth, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, England, 1977
  • Aubrey Tanqueray, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England, 1978
  • Caliban, The Tempest, Edinburgh Festival, 1978
  • Dysart, Equus, Thorndike Theatre, 1978
  • Theseus and Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Edinburgh Festival,1978
  • Earnest Melton, Canaries Sometimes Sing, Arnaud Theatre, 1979
  • Le Beau, As You Like It, Festival Stage, Old Globe Theatre, 1998
  • Casanova, Camino Real, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1999
  • Merlyn and Pellinore, Camelot (musical), Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 2000
  • Hotel Universe, Blue Light Theatre Company, off-Broadway production, 2000
  • Waste, American Place Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • A. E. Houseman at the age of seventy-seven, The Invention of Love,Lyceum Theatre, 2001
  • Pyper, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2001
  • Selsdon Mowbray, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Appeared in Ancestral Voices, Williamstown Theatre Festival; and as the duke, Measure for Measure, Old Globe Theatre; also appeared as Jacques, As You Like It, as Claudius, Hamlet, and as Leonato, Much Ado about Nothing.
  • Major Tours
  • Edgar, King Lear, European and British cities, 1955
  • Much Ado about Nothing, European and British cities, 1955
  • Anatol, The Affairs of Anatol, Caribbean and U.S. cities, 1960
  • Constantine Trepleff, The Seagull, Caribbean and U.S. cities, 1960
  • Octavius Robinson, Man and Superman, Caribbean and U.S. cities, 1960
  • Joseph Surface, The School for Scandal, U.S. cities, 1963
  • Fagin, Oliver!, British cities, 1965
  • The bishop, The Balcony, British cities, 1967
  • Marlow, She Stoops to Conquer, British cities, 1967
  • Title role, Richard III, British cities, 1967
  • Berenger, Exit the King, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, U.S. cities, 1967-1969
  • Title role, Macbeth, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, U.S. cities, 1967-1969
  • Police officer, Pantagleize, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, U.S. cities, 1967-1969
  • Trofimov, The Cherry Orchard, Association of Producing Artists Repertory Company, U.S. cities, 1967-1969
  • Syd Sorokin, The Pajama Game, British cities, 1971
  • Caught on Hop, British cities, 1977
  • Aubrey Tanqueray, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, British cities, 1978
  • Earnest Melton, Canaries Sometimes Sing, British cities, 1979
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Lady's Not for Burning, 1961
  • Julius Caesar, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1969
  • Film Appearances
  • Whose Child Am I?, [Great Britain], 1974
  • Constable, Henry V, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1989
  • Father Timothy, Dead Again, Paramount, 1991
  • Matthews, Finding Forrester, Columbia, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Brian Hammond, The Brothers, BBC, 1972-1976
  • Richard Carter, Chintz, Granada Television, 1981
  • Miniseries
  • Third voice, Late Call, BBC, 1975
  • Anthony Eden, Churchill and the Generals, [Great Britain], 1979
  • Specials
  • Roderigo, Othello, CBC, 1953
  • Duke Frederick, As You Like It (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: As You Like It and The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: As You Like It), BBC-2, 1978
  • Anderson, An Enemy of the People, PBS, 1990
  • Himself and Claudius, Discovering Hamlet (documentary), PBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • "Coffin Sam (aka Reputation for Murder)," Johnny Ringo, CBS, 1960
  • Stapley, "Time Flight," Doctor Who, BBC, 1982 later broadcast on PBS.
  • "Where There's a Will," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Mel White, "Ham Radio," Frasier, NBC, 1997
  • Judge, "Crime and Punishment," Encore! Encore!, NBC, 1999
  • Other
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1960

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