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Donald Wolfit

Donald Wolfit

Donald Wolfit (1902-1968) was an English actor, knighted in 1957 for his services to the theatre.

Wolfit was born in Newark, Nottinghamshire, and made his stage d├ębut in 1920. He first appeared in the West End in 1924, playing The Wandering Jew. His speciality was Shakespeare, and in 1937 he formed his own company to take the Bard to the provinces. The company performed in London during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Wolfit was primarily a stage actor, and, despite taking his famous portrayal of Volpone to television and appearing in a few films, he was never widely known outside the UK.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Donald Wolfit Facts

BirthdayApril 20, 1902
BirthplaceNewark, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathFebruary 17, 1968 (age 65)

Selected Filmography

Charge Of The Light Brigade
Room at the Top
Blood of the Vampire/The Hellfire Club
The Sandwich Man
Pickwick Papers, The
Hands Of The Strangler
Silent Passenger
The Mark
The Accursed
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