Llewellyn Rees

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Llewellyn Rees
Born Walter Llewellyn Rees
(1901-06-18)18 June 1901
Charmouth, Dorset, England
Died 7 January 1994(1994-01-07) (aged 92)
Barnes, London, England
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation actor

Walter Llewellyn Rees (18 June 1901 – 7 January 1994)[1] was an English actor.[2]

His television roles included appearances on Doctor Who (in the serial The Deadly Assassin playing the assassinated Time Lord President), The Brothers, Inspector Morse, Doomwatch and Coronation Street.[3][2] He appeared in a number of films such as The Dresser, Withnail and I, A Fish Called Wanda and Splitting Heirs.[4] In The Dresser, Rees played an aging member of a British touring company. The play that the film was based on had its genesis in the touring company of actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit, whom Rees had toured with in the 1940 and 1950s.[5][1]

Rees was also active in the political end of the theatre serving as General Secretary, Actors' Equity Association 1940–46;[6] Secretary, Federation of Theatre Unions 1944–46; Governor, Old Vic 1945–47; Drama Director, Arts Council of Great Britain 1947–49; Administrator, Old Vic 1949–51; Administrator, Arts Theatre 1951–52. He died on 7 January 1994, at the age of 92.[2]

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Llewellyn Rees". The Independent. 10 January 1994. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2ba23b06c9
  3. ^ http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b70d25aec
  4. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/artist/llewellyn-rees-p59326/filmography
  5. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-dresser-v14788
  6. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/artist/llewellyn-rees-p59326

External links

Llewellyn Rees on IMDb


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