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

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • LONDON DEBUT--Othello, Savoy Theatre, 1930.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Maudelyn, Richard of Bordeaux, Empire Theatre, 1934.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Cameron, Dr. Finlay's Casebook.
  • MINI-SERIES John Jarndyce, Bleak House.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • The Lilli Palmer Theatre, syndicated, 1956.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • Unfinished Journey, Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, U.K., 1961.
  • Games, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1975.

Further Reference


  • Variety, May 11, 1988.

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