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Ken Campbell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kenneth Victor Campbell (10 December 1941 – 31 August 2008) was an English writer, actor, director and comedian known for his work in experimental theatre.He has been called "a one-man dynamo of British theatre."   Campbell achieved notoriety in the 1970s for his nine-hour adaptation of the science-fiction trilogy Illuminatus! and his 22-hour staging of Neil Oram's play cycle The Warp. The Guinness Book of Records listed the latter as the longest play in the world. The Independent said that, "In the 1990s, through a series of sprawling monologues packed with arcane information and freakish speculations on the nature of reality, he became something approaching a grand old man of the fringe, though without ever discarding his inner enfant terrible."  The Times labelled Campbell a one-man whirlwind of comic and surreal performance. The Guardian, in a posthumous tribute, judged him to be "one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in the British theatre of the past half-century. A genius at producing shows on a shoestring and honing the improvisational capabilities of the actors who were brave enough to work with him."   The artistic director of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse said, "He was the door through which many hundreds of kindred souls entered a madder, braver, brighter, funnier and more complex universe."   Description above from the Wikipedia article  Ken Campbell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Dec 10, 1941 In Ilford, Essex
Movie/TV Credits:
38
First Appeared:
In the movie Das Gespenst von Canterville 1944-07-28
Latest Project:
Series Dooley Gardens 2016
Known For
Poster of Lovejoy
Poster of Brief an Breshnev
Poster of In Sickness and in Health
Poster of Das verrückte Hotel – Fawlty Towers
Filmography
Series Dooley Gardens Unknown 2016
Movie Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice Himself 2012-03-11
Movie News Movie Mr Mawmsey 2008-05-31
Movie Creep Arthur 2005-07-22
Movie Nobody Needs to Know 2003-01-01
Series Spyder Games Sgt. Alfred Masely 2001-06-18
Movie Xchange 2001-01-19
Movie Alice im Wunderland Mr. Duck 1999-02-28
Movie Ravenous - Friß oder stirb 1999-03-16
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Series Herman's Head 1991-09-08
Movie Scandal Sunday Pictorial Editor 1989-03-03
Series Erasmus Microman Erasmus Microman 1988-03-03
Movie Ein Fisch namens Wanda Bartlett 1988-07-15
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie Smart Money 1986-10-26
Series In Sickness and in Health 1985-09-01
Movie Die Braut 1985-08-16
Movie Unfair Exchanges 1985-01-20
Movie Ein Z und zwei Nullen Stephen Pipe 1985-10-04
Movie Brief an Breshnev Newspaper Reporter 1985-12-26
Movie Das wahre Leben der Alice im Wunderland Radio Sound Effects Man/March Hare (voice) 1985-10-04
Movie Joshua Then and Now Sidney Murdoch 1985-09-05
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie The Big Red One Pvt. Lemchek (#2 on Bangalore torpedo) 1980-05-28
Movie Breaking Glass Publican 1980-10-01
Movie The Tempest Gonzalo, an honest councillor 1979-09-13
Series Der Aufpasser Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie Law & Order Alex Gladwell 1978-04-06
Series Law & Order 1978-04-06
Movie Dinner at The Sporting Club Neville 1978-11-07
Series Das verrückte Hotel – Fawlty Towers Unknown 1975-09-19
Movie The Big Flame Journalist 1969-02-19
Movie Inspektor Clouseau Reporter 1968-07-19
Movie Poor Cow Mr. Jacks 1967-12-05
Movie Das Gespenst von Canterville Unknown 1944-07-28