Graham Crowden

Graham Crowden

actor, soundtrack

Graham Crowden was born on Nov 30, 1922 in UK. Graham Crowden's big-screen debut came with The Bridal Path directed by Frank Launder in 1959, strarring Man Giving Directions to the Beach (uncredited). Graham Crowden is known for The Lost Prince directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Daniel Williams stars as Prince John (younger) and Matthew James Thomas as Prince John (older). The upcoming new movie Graham Crowden plays is The Happy Valley which will be released on Oct 14, 2022.

The imposing Scottish character actor Graham Crowden was one of the most recognizable and reliable British screen actors who worked for over half a century. He was the third of four children of a Scottish Presbyterian classics teacher. His first job was in a tannery in Edinburgh. He joined the Royal Scots Youth Battalion in 1940, but was invalided out after being accidentally shot by his own platoon sergeant. After studies at Edinburgh Academy, he worked for the stage in 1944 as student assistant stage manager at the Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. This was followed by repertory experience in Dundee, Glasgow, Nottingham and with the Bristol Old Vic. A prolific actor at the Royal Court from the mid-1950's, and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. Tall and possessed of an incisive manner, resonant voice and larger-than-life personality, Crowden was at his best in eccentric portrayals as mad scientists or flawed men-of-the-cloth.One of his most memorable film appearances was as the maniacal chief surgeon in Lindsay Anderson's Britannia Hospital (1982). In television, he turned down the role of Docteur Who (1963) in 1974 but later appeared in it opposite Tom Baker, who had been cast as the Doctor instead, to give the series one of its most memorably over-the-top villains. He also achieved success in later life in television comedies such as A Very Peculiar Practice (1986) and opposite Stephanie Cole in Waiting for God (1990). He continued to act until shortly before his death.

  • Birthday

    Nov 30, 1922
  • Place of Birth

    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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