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Russell Thorndike (Arthur Russell Thorndike)

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Biography

Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Lesser known than sister Dame Sybil Thorndike but just as versatile, Russell Thorndike was a British actor who later turned author and novelist. Of the two, Russell had natural talent but lacked the fire. His first love was for the pen and, following WWI, devoted himself more and more to writing. He was born Arthur Russell Thorndike on February 6, 1885, at Rochester, where his father had recently taken the position of canon at Rochester Cathedral. A student at St Georges School, Windsor Castle, he was a chorister of the Chapel Royal. Read more...

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Character: Harpist's Master

Caesar and Cleopatra 1945

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Writing