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Andrew Cruickshank Biography (1907-1988)
Full name, Andrew John Cruickshank; born December 25, 1907, in Aberdeen, Scotland; died April 28, 1988, in London, England; son of Andrew and Mary EvelynGrace Burnett (Cadger) Cruickshank; married Curigwen Lewis; children: one son, two daughters.
- Birth Details
- December 25, 1907
- Aberdeen, Scotland
- Death Details
- April 28, 1988
- London, England
- LONDON DEBUT--Othello, Savoy Theatre, 1930.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Maudelyn, Richard of Bordeaux, Empire Theatre, 1934.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Prince Ernest, General Grey, and John Brown, Victoria Regina, Gate Theatre, London, 1935.
- Lord Clinton, Mary Tudor, Playhouse Theatre, London, 1935.
- Spartan herald, Lysistrata, Sir Edward Clarke, Oscar Wilde, and Parnell,Mr. Gladstone, all Gate Theatre, 1936.
- Banquo, Macbeth, Theseus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Ludovico and Cassio, Othello, all Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1937.
- Dr. Forbes, The Painted Smile, New Theatre, London, 1938.
- O'Dwyer, Trelawny of the Wells, Roebuck Ramsden, Man and Superman, Claudius, Hamlet, and Sir Lucius O'Trigger, The Rivals, all Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1938.
- Rosencrantz, Hamlet, Lyceum Theatre, London, then Elsinor, Denmark, both1939.
- Duke of Marlborough, Viceroy Sarah, and chorus, Escalus, both Old Vic Company, Buxton Festival, Buxton, U.K., 1939.
- Apothecary, Romeo and Juliet, Titus, The Devil's Disciple, Sir William Honeywood, The Good Natured Man, and Warwick, Saint Joan, all Old Vic Company,Buxton Festival, then Streatham Hill, U.K., 1939.
- Cornwall, King Lear, and Sebastian, The Tempest, both Old Vic Company, Old Vic Theatre, 1940.
- Richard Burbage, Spring 1600, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1945.
- Mark, The Nineteenth Hole of Europe, title role, Fortunato, and Archie, Cellar, all Granville Theatre, London, 1946.
- Duke of Florence, The White Devil, Duchess Theatre, London, 1947.
- Hugh Wigmore, The Indifferent Shepherd, Criterion Theatre, London, 1948.
- Title role, Julius Caesar, Wolsey, Henry VIII, Leonato, Much Ado about Nothing, Earl of Kent, King Lear, and Angelo, Measure for Measure, all MemorialTheatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1950.
- Reverend James Mavor Morrell, Candida, and Claudius, Hamlet, both New Boltons Theatre, London, 1951.
- Lord Angus, The Thistle and the Rose, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1951.
- Earl of Warwick, Saint Joan, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Chief Inspector Hubbard, Dial M for Murder, Westminster Theatre, London,1952.
- Agamemnon, Sacrifice to the Winds, Arts Theatre, London, 1955.
- Richard Farrow, Dead on Nine, Westminster Theatre, 1955.
- Maurice, The House by the Lake, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1956.
- Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind, Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, U.K., then St. Martin's Theatre, London, both 1960.
- W.O. Gant, Look Homeward, Angel, Pembroke Theatre, 1960.
- Dr. Wangle, The Lady from the Sea, Queen's Theatre, London, 1961.
- Tom Howard, Unfinished Journey, Pembroke Theatre, 1961.
- W.O. Gant, Look Homeward, Angel, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1962.
- Halvard Solness, The Master Builder, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, U.K., 1962.
- Cornelius Melody, A Touch of the Poet, Ashcroft Theatre, 1963.
- Mr. Justice Carstairs, Alibi for a Judge, Grand Theatre, Leeds, U.K., 1964, then Savoy Theatre, London, 1965.
- Henry Oldershaw, The Crunch, St. Martin's Theatre, 1969.
- Judge, The Douglas Cause, Duke of York's Theatre, 1971.
- title role, Noah, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1973.
- Sir William Boothroyd, Lloyd George Knew My Father, Savoy Theatre, 1973.
- Rubek, When We Dead Awaken, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, U.K., 1976.
- Nestor, The Women, John Anthony, Strife, and leading peasant, The Fruitsof Enlightenment, all National Theatre, London, 1978.
- Duke Senior, As You Like It, Derby, Richard III, and Count Orsini- Rosenberg, Amadeus, all National Theatre, 1979.
- Old Ekdal, The Wild Duck, National Theatre, 1980.
- Justice Treadwell, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, Queen's Theatre, 1987.
- Also appeared with numerous repertory companies early in his career.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Lot Johnson, Mountain Fire, U.K. cities, 1954.
- Solness, The Master Builder, U.K. cities, 1972.
- Also with the Arts League Travelling Theatre, U.K. cities, early 1930s; and with the Old Vic Company, European and Egyptian cities, 1939.
- FILM DEBUT--Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Prince Nicholas, Idol of Paris, Warner Brothers, 1948.
- Sir Jonathan Dockwra, The Mark of Cain, General Films Distributors, 1948.
- Baxter, Forbidden, British Lion, 1949.
- Inspector Clement Pill, Paper Orchid, Columbia, 1949.
- Sir Adrian Horth, Eye Witness (also known as Your Witness), Warner Brothers, 1950.
- Lord Bedlington, The Reluctant Widow, Fine Arts, 1951.
- trustee, John Wesley, Radio and Film Commission of the Methodist Church,1954.
- Brankenbury, Richard III, Lopert, 1956.
- Inspector Thornton, The Secret Tent, British Lion, 1956.
- Uncle Ben, John and Julie, British Lion, 1957.
- Captain Stubs, Pursuit of the Graf Spee (also known as The Battle of theRiver Plate), Rank, 1957.
- Dr. Stein, The Story of Esther Costello (also known as Golden Virgin), Columbia, 1957.
- doctor, Innocent Sinners, Rank, 1958.
- Doctor Cameron, A Question of Adultery (also known as The Case of Mrs. Loring), Eros, 1959.
- Colin Roy Campbell, Kidnapped, Buena Vista, 1960.
- Colonel Henderson, The Stranglers of Bombay, Columbia, 1960.
- Count Gomez, El Cid, Allied Artists, 1961.
- lord provost, Greyfriars Bobby, Buena Vista, 1961.
- vicar, Live Now--Pay Later, Regal Films, 1962.
- McKillup, There Was a Crooked Man, Lopert/United Artists, 1962.
- Admiral Filmer, We Joined the Navy (also known as We Are in the Navy Now), Warner Brothers/Pathe, 1962.
- Cardwell, Come Fly with Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1963.
- Justice Crosby, Murder Most Foul, MGM, 1964.
- Minister Bar, Wagner, Alan Landsburg, 1983.
- Also appeared in Ivory Hunter (also known as The Ivory Hunters and WhereNo Vultures Fly), Universal, 1952; and The Cruel Sea, General Films Distributors, 1953.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Dr. Cameron, Dr. Finlay's Casebook.
- MINI-SERIES John Jarndyce, Bleak House.
- The Lilli Palmer Theatre, syndicated, 1956.
- Unfinished Journey, Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, U.K., 1961.
- Games, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1975.
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