Henry Woolf Death – British actor, director, playwright, and professor Henry Woolf died on November 11, 2021. Actor Henry Woolf died at the age of 91. He was born to Jewish parents in London in 1930. Woolf started his successful career in Britain, before moving to Canada. Woolf met future Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter at Hackney Downs School in England. In 1968, married his wife, actress/director Susan Williamson. Then Woolf moved to Canada where he took a teaching position at the University of Alberta Drama Department.
According to Wikipedia, Woolf was also a theatre director and teacher of acting drama and theatre who lived in Canada. In 1956, Woolf stimulated Pinter to write his first play, The Room (1957), in which he also originated the role of Mr. Kidd. He served as a faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan from 1983 to 1997 and as artistic director of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan from 1991 until 2001. In April 2007, he reprised his roles as Mr. Kidd in production of Pinter’s The Room (1957), marking the 50th anniversary of the original production, and as the Man in Pinter’s Monologue (1973), both of which occurred at the University of Leeds conference Artist and Citizen: 50 Years of Performing Pinter.
Henry Woolf earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London and then pursued a postgraduate course in directing at the University of Bristol, before going to the United States, to earn a postgraduate diploma from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Woolf’s film credits include San Ferry Ann (1965), Marat/Sade (1967), Tell Me Lies (1968), The Lion in Winter (1968), Great Catherine (1968), The Bed Sitting Room (1969), Alfred the Great (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Love Pill (1972), etc.
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