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Donald Wolfit (Donald Woolfitt)

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Biography

Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the companies he led.

Although his talent was never in any doubt, critics often condemned his companies' poor supporting players and tasteless costumes. Even in death he had his critics. Read more...

Actor

Character: Sydney Parsons

Death at Broadcasting House 1934

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Character: Colonel Price

The Traitor 1957

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Character: Dr. Stergion

The Angry Hills 1959

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Character: Lord Drewell

The Rough and the Smooth 1959

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Character: Professor Volchett

The Hands of Orlac 1960

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Character: R.D. Muir

Dr. Crippen 1963

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Character: Dr. Augustus Fagan

Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher 1968

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Character: Macbeth in 'Macbeth'

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968

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Character: Bishop Folliot

Becket 1964

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Character: Andrew Clive

The Mark 1961

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