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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

  • The Trojan Women - Talthybius

    21:00, Fri 24th April 2020 - Tue 28th April 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean…

  • The Music Man - Mrs. Paroo

    21:15, Wed 29th April 2020 at Random Venue 78

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • Jersey Boys - Lighting Designer

    20:30, Thu 23rd July 2020 - Sun 26th July 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:15, Thu 30th July 2020 - Sun 2nd August 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    12:15, Thu 6th August 2020 - Sun 9th August 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Director

    17:00, Thu 14th January 2021 - Sun 17th January 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1590 or 1591. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his…

  • The Duchess of Malfi - Director

    19:30, Wed 3rd March 2021 - Sun 7th March 2021 at Random Venue 63
    18:15, Wed 10th March 2021 - Sun 14th March 2021 at Random Venue 63
    19:30, Wed 17th March 2021 - Sun 21st March 2021 at Random Venue 63

    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 audience…

  • Equus - Horseman

    10:45, Thu 4th March 2021 - Tue 9th March 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
    Shaffer was inspired…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Producer

    17:30, Mon 22nd March 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:45, Tue 23rd March 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    14:00, Fri 26th March 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    11:30, Mon 29th March 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:45, Wed 31st March 2021 at The Old Vic

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • Anything Goes - Sound Designer

    20:45, Thu 1st April 2021 - Sun 4th April 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    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…

  • Into the Woods - The Mysterious Man

    20:45, Thu 10th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette…

  • Henry V - Earl of Westmorland

    20:45, Thu 17th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the…

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