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Actor, Michael Hordern, was born Michael Murray Hordern on Oct 3, 1911 in Berkhamsted, England. Hordern died at the age of 83 on May 2, 1995 in Oxford, England .



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Grapple: That's the way to beat the Hun - dig in, then break through with sword and lance.
[slight pause]
Grapple: I think.

Domina: A common flesh-peddler in the house next to ours, disgusting!
Senex: Disgraceful, all that revolting flesh. Just next door...

Pseudolus: [seeing his master, who has been seized and kissed by a courtesan] Sir! You're back!
Senex: She almost broke it!

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Michael Hordern Facts
He appeared in three different adaptations of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel "A Christmas Carol". He played Jacob Marley in both Scrooge (1951) and A Christmas Carol (1971) (TV) and Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (1977) (TV).

Notable stage work for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and in London, at the Old Vic and in the West End. In addition to his many Shakespearean roles (As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night), Hordern performed in plays by Strindberg, Chekhov, Ibsen, Pinero, Pinter, Dürrenmatt, Albee, Alan Ayckbourn, David Mercer and Tom Stoppard. His King Lear is considered his most respected work, which he also played on the BBC.

He was awarded the 1988 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) Special Award.

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