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Kenneth Tynan (I) (1927–1980)

Kenneth Tynan was one of the most famous theatrical critics of the 20th Century. He earned his own permanent place in the history of the English theater when he became the first dramaturg of Laurence Olivier, when the great actor finally realized his dream and became the director of the new National Theatre. Tynan's tenure at the National proved ... See full bio »

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Known For

Macbeth Writer
(1971)
Oh! Calcutta! Writer
(1972)
Nowhere to Go Writer
(1958)
(1952)

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 1972 Oh! Calcutta! (contributions) / (deviser)
 1971 Macbeth (screenplay by)
 1964 Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Tempo (TV Series) (literary advisor - 1 episode)
- The Christopher Marlowe Murder Mystery (1964) ... (literary advisor)
 1963 Dig This Rhubarb (TV Series) (material by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1963) ... (material by)
 1962 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series)
 1958 Nowhere to Go (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Show People" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

National Theatre page

Alternate Names:

Ken Tynan | Mr. Kenneth Tynan
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on John Gielgud] The finest actor on earth, from the neck up. See more »

Trivia:

Was merciless in his reviews of Vivien Leigh's theatre performances. Laurence Olivier wrote in his autobiography that Tynan's harsh criticism was responsible for at least one of Leigh's nervous breakdowns. See more »

Nickname:

Ken

Star Sign:

Aries

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