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Roddy McDowall

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude "Roddy" McDowall was an English actor, film director, photographer and voice artist. His film roles included Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes film series. He began his long acting career as a child in How Green Was My Valley, My Friend Flicka and Lassie Come Home, and as an adult appeared most frequently as a character actor on stage and television. He served in several positions on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as contributing to various charities related to the film industry and film preservation.


Roddy McDowall is preparing for

  • A Chorus Line - Greg Gardner, Mike Costa

    19:45, Thu 30th January 2020 - Tue 4th February 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a…

  • The Tempest - Lighting Designer

    19:15, Fri 7th February 2020 - Wed 12th February 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, wher…

  • Anything Goes - Harspichord

    20:30, Sat 13th June 2020 - Tue 16th June 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel…

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Mr. MacAfee

    20:15, Thu 23rd July 2020 - Sun 26th July 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 19…

  • The Duchess of Malfi - Antonio Bologna

    19:15, Fri 27th November 2020 - Mon 30th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audienc…

  • The Glass Menagerie - Tom Wingfield

    19:45, Tue 22nd December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Thu 24th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Sun 27th December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:15, Tue 29th December 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams. Williams worked on various drafts of the play prior to writing a version of it as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was …

  • Lysistrata - Lighting Designer, Set Designer

    12:15, Sat 26th December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:00, Sun 27th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Mon 28th December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:15, Thu 31st December 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Pel…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Bass

    19:15, Sat 26th December 2020 at The Old Vic

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were w…

  • The Merchant of Venice - Technical Director

    19:15, Thu 31st December 2020 - Wed 6th January 2021 at Random Venue 3
    16:45, Thu 7th January 2021 - Wed 13th January 2021 at Random Venue 3
    19:45, Thu 14th January 2021 - Wed 20th January 2021 at Random Venue 3

    The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespe…

  • South Pacific - Emile De Becque

    14:00, Sat 5th June 2021 - Tue 8th June 2021 at London Palladium

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate succes…

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