André van Gyseghem

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Andre van Gyseghem

English actor and theatre director who also appeared in many British television programmes add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1906.

Countries: Russia (60%), United Kingdom (40%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Agatha Christie, Nikolay Okhlopkov, The Prisoner

Linked to: Communist Party of Great Britain




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André van Gyseghem was born in 1906 add something


He made his stage debut at the Theatre Royal, Bognor in September 1927, as Peveril Leyburn in "The Constant Nymph", in January 1928 toured as Lewis Dodd in the same play add something


From September 1928 to July 1930 he was engaged at the Hull Repertory Theatre, under the direction of A. R. Whatmore, playing a round of leading juvenile parts add something


At the Arts Theatre in July 1930 he played Vitek in "The Macropulos Secret" add something


He joined the repertory company at the Embassy Theatre, and remained there from September 1930 until October 1934 add something


He continued to take parts in plays, such as Florindo in "The Liar" and Master Klaus in "The Witch", but began his long career as director, starting with the Agatha Christie play "Black Coffee" in December 1930 add something


Between 1933 and 1935 he made several trips to the Soviet Union, including a year's work at Nikolay Okhlopkov's "Realistic Theatre" in Moscow add something


In 1939 he appeared as himself in a television play "Rehearsal for a Drama" add something


In 1943 played Cecil Tempest in the film "Candles at Nine", and in 1949 Oblensky in "Warning to Wantons" add something


Between 1951 and his death in 1979 he appeared in over 50 British television dramas add something


In 1953 he played himself again in "The Limping Man" add something


He was one of several Number Twos in the 1960s cult classic television series "The Prisoner" add something

André van Gyseghem died in 1979 add something