Michael Hordern

Home > Celebrity > M > Michael Hordern

Birth Name: Michael Hordern
Born: 10/03/1911
Birth Place: Hertfordshire, England, GB
Death Place: Oxford, England, GB
Died: 05/02/1995

The son of a British army captain, Hordern debuted on the London stage as Lodovico in "Othello" (1937). After serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, he returned to the stage as Torvald Helmer in Ibsen's "A Doll's House" (1946). Hordern acted in nearly twenty Shakespeare productions and won acclaim for his interpretation of Chekhov, first in the title role of "Ivanov" (1950) and later as Gayev in "The Cherry Orchard" (1973). He also explored the works of contemporary playwrights like John Mortimer ("The Dock Brief", "What Shall We Tell Caroline" 1958) and Edward Albee ("A Delicate Balance" 1969) and was a close friend and fishing partner of Stoppard (for whom he also appeared in "Ente... Continue Bio >>

Popular Movies:
More Credits >>