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Lewis Casson (Lewis Thomas Casson)

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Biography

Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Sir Lewis Casson was a British actor and theatrical director who was married to the legendary actress Dame Sybil Thorndike. He played a role in modernizing the British theatre, expanding it to embrace social critiques as well as new techniques, and was an advocate for a National Theatre.

Lewis was born on October 26, 1875 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England to Thomas Casson, a bank manager who had been born in Wales, and Laura Ann. The family moved to Denbigh, Wales when Lewis was still a boy. Read more...

Actor

Character: Archbishop of Canterbury at Diamond Jubilee

Victoria the Great 1937

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Character: Adm. Springfield

The Winslow Boy 1948

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