John Caird Biography (1948-)

Born September 22, 1948, in Canada; son of George Bradford (a minister) and Viola Mary (Newport) Caird; married Helen Frances Brammer, 1972 (marriage ended, 1982); married Ann Dorzynski, 1982 (marriage ended, 1990); married FrancesRuffelle, 1990; children: (second marriage) two sons, one daughter; (third marriage) one son, one daughter. Career: Theatre director and writer. Contact Theatre, Manchester, England, associate director, 1974-76; Royal Shakespeare Company, resident director, 1977-82, associate director, 1983-90, honorary associate director, beginning 1990. Awards, Honors: Lawrence Olivier Award (with Trevor Nunn), director of the year, Society of West End Theatre, 1980, and Antoinette Perry Award (with Nunn), best director of a dramaticplay, 1982, both for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; Antoinette Perry Award (with Nunn), best director of a musical, 1987, for Les Miserables; fellow, Welsh College of Music and Drama. Addresses:Office: Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th St., New York, NY 10036.

Theatre director, writer
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September 22, 1948

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