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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, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
43
First Appeared:
In the series Mystery and Imagination 1966-01-29
Latest Project:
Series Dooley Gardens 2017-07-14
Known For
Poster of Dooley Gardens
Poster of Dooley Gardens
Poster of Erasmus Microman
Poster of Law & Order
Filmography
Series Dooley Gardens Unknown 2017-07-14
Movie Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice Himself 2012-03-11
Movie Creep Arthur 2004-08-10
Series Baby Bob 2002-03-18
Movie Saving Grace Sgt. Alfred Masely 2000-01-24
Series Dooley Gardens 1999-03-03
Movie Alice in Wonderland Mr. Duck 1999-02-28
Movie Extraordinary Visitor Rodney 1998-09-02
Movie Hard Men Mr Ross 1996-10-28
Series Local Heroes 1996-03-17
Series Middlemarch Mr Mawmsey 1994-04-10
Movie Secret Nation Parkinson 1992-01-02
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Series Herman's Head 1991-09-08
Movie Wings of Fame Head Waiter 1990-03-23
Movie Scandal Sunday Pictorial Editor 1989-04-28
Movie A Fish Called Wanda Bartlett 1988-07-15
Series Erasmus Microman Erasmus Microman 1988-03-03
Movie Smart Money 1986-10-26
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie The Moon Over Soho Geoffrey Hargreaves 1985-08-18
Movie Unfair Exchanges 1985-01-20
Series Super Gran Unlucky Luciano 1985-01-20
Movie The Bride 1985-08-16
Movie Dreamchild Radio Sound Effects Man/March Hare (voice) 1985-10-04
Series In Sickness and in Health 1985-09-01
Movie Joshua Then and Now Sidney Murdoch 1985-09-05
Movie A Zed & Two Noughts Stephen Pipe 1985-10-04
Movie Letter to Brezhnev Newspaper Reporter 1985-12-26
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Movie Breaking Glass Publican 1980-10-01
Series The Gentle Touch Unknown 1980-04-11
Movie The Tempest Gonzalo, an honest councillor 1979-09-13
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie Dinner at The Sporting Club Neville 1978-11-07
Series Law & Order 1978-04-06
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Fawlty Towers Roger 1975-09-19
Movie The Big Flame Journalist 1969-02-19
Movie Inspector Clouseau Reporter 1968-07-19
Movie Poor Cow Mr. Jacks 1967-12-05
Series Mystery and Imagination Unknown 1966-01-29