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Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell

  • Born on
    • December 10th, 1941
  • Died on
    • August 31st, 2008
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kenneth Victor Campbell (10 December 1941 – 31 August 2008) was an English writer, actor, director and comedian known for his work in experimental theatre.He has been called "a one-man dynamo of British theatre."   Campbell achieved notoriety in the 1970s for his nine-hour adaptation of the science-fiction trilogy Illuminatus! and his 22-hour staging of Neil Oram's play cycle The Warp. The Guinness Book of Records listed the latter as the longest play in the world. The Independent said that, "In the 1990s, through a series of sprawling monologues packed with arcane information and freakish speculations on the nature of reality, he became something approaching a grand old man of the fringe, though without ever discarding his inner enfant terrible."  The Times labelled Campbell a one-man whirlwind of comic and surreal performance. The Guardian, in a posthumous tribute, judged him to be "one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in the British theatre of the past half-century. A genius at producing shows on a shoestring and honing the improvisational capabilities of the actors who were brave enough to work with him."   The artistic director of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse said, "He was the door through which many hundreds of kindred souls entered a madder, braver, brighter, funnier and more complex universe."   Description above from the Wikipedia article  Ken Campbell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (18 Credits)

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2004Creep as Arthur
2000Saving Grace as Sgt. Alfred Masely
1999Alice in Wonderland as Mr. Duck
1996Hard Men as Mr Ross
1994Middlemarch as Mr Mawmsey
1990Wings of Fame as Head Waiter
1989Scandal as Editor of Pictorial
1988A Fish Called Wanda as Bartlett
1985Joshua Then and Now as Sidney Murdoch
1985A Zed & Two Noughts as Stephen Pipe
1985The Bride
1985Dreamchild as Radio Sound Effects Man/March Hare (voice)
1985Letter to Brezhnev as Newspaper Reporter
1985In Sickness and In Health
1980Breaking Glass as Publican
1979The Tempest as Gonzalo, an honest councillor
1968Inspector Clouseau as Reporter
1967Poor Cow as Mr. Jacks

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