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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:
19
First Appeared:
In the movie Poor Cow 1967-12-05
Latest Project:
Movie Her Master's Voice 2012-03-11
Known For
Poster of Herman's Head
Poster of Law & Order
Filmography
Movie Her Master's Voice Himself 2012-03-11
Movie Creep Arthur 2004-08-10
Series Baby Bob Unknown 2002-03-18
Movie Saving Grace Sgt. Alfred Masely 2000-01-24
Series Herman's Head 1991-09-08
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie The Bride 1985-08-16
Movie Unfair Exchanges 1985-01-20
Movie Letter to Brezhnev Newspaper Reporter 1985-12-26
Series In Sickness and in Health Unknown 1985-09-01
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Private Schulz Unknown 1981-05-06
Movie The Big Red One Pvt. Lemchek (#2 on Bangalore torpedo) 1980-05-28
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie Dinner at The Sporting Club Neville 1978-11-07
Movie Law & Order 1978-04-06
Series Law & Order Unknown 1978-04-06
Series Fawlty Towers Unknown 1975-09-19
Movie Poor Cow Mr. Jacks 1967-12-05