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Michael Seymour Langham Net Worth

Michael Seymour Langham Net Worth is
$1.4 Million

Michael Seymour Langham Biography

Michael Langham (22 August 1919 – 15 January 2011) was an English actor and director, who spent much of his career living and working in Canada and the United States.He was educated at Radley College and studied law at the University of London before enlisting in the British Army in 1939. After spending five years as a prisoner of war, Langham set his sights on the theatre and led several repertory theatres in the U.K. including Coventry (1946–48), Birmingham (1948–50) and Glasgow (1953–54).He was the second Artistic Director at the Stratford Festival in Canada from 1956 to 1967,and the third Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater from 1971 to 1977. He was also director of the Juilliard School from 1979 to 1982, and again from 1987 to 1992. Langham's association with the Stratford Festival lasted over a half century as he directed Love's Labours Lost and There Reigns Love for the 2008 season. In 1995 he directed two plays for the inaugural season of the Atlantic Theatre Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.Langham was married to actress Helen Burns. Their son is the writer, actor and comedian Chris Langham.Langham died on 15 January 2011 in Cranbrook, Kent, England after a short illness.

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1919
Died2011-01-15
Place Of BirthBridgwater, Somerset, England, UK
ProfessionDirector
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=14998111
Star SignLeo


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Grandfather of Emily Langham.
2Ex-father-in-law of Sue Jones-Davies.
3Father-in-law of Christine Cartwright.
4He was director of the Juilliard School's drama department for many years.
5He played a major role in expanding Canada's Stratford Festival from a summer series in a tent into a major theatrical company.
6Son of Seymour Langham and Muriel Langham. He attended Radley College, a secondary school near Oxford University where he studied drama. He went to London University to study law.
7In 1939, he joined the Scottish regiment of the British Army known as the Gordon Highlanders and as an officer went to France where he was captured by the German Nazis in 1940. He spent five years in prisoner-of-war camps where he read and directed other prisoners in plays.
8He is survived by his wife, Helen Burns; son, Chris Langham; five grandchildren; and half-sister, Susan Burnett.
9Was nominated for Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Director (Play) for Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens."
10(1956-1967) Artistic Director of Canada's Stratford Festival


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julius Caesar1979Video
Great Performances1975TV Series 1 episode
Henry V1966TV Movie
Folio1957TV Series 1 episode
Approach to Theatre1956Documentary short

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Minutes, Mister Plummer1963Short documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Play
30 Minutes, Mister Plummer1963Short documentaryHimself
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesHimself

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