Michael Hordern Overview:

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

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.

Made his professional debut in 1937 at the People's Palace, east London, playing Lodovico in "Othello". Later in the year he joined the repertory company of the Little Theatre in Bristol; it was here that he met his future wife, actress Eve Mortimer. They had one daughter.

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