Knowledge Identifier: +John_Osborne
Born in 1929.
Countries: United Kingdom (71%), UK (7%), Russia (5%)
Linked to: The Observer, Belmont College, English Stage Company, School Certificate
Thomas died in 1941, leaving the young boy an insurance settlement which he used to finance a private education at Belmont College, a minor public school in Devon
He entered the school in 1943 but was expelled in the summer term of 1945 after whacking the headmaster, who had struck him for listening to a forbidden broadcast by Frank Sinatra
Anthony Creighton - An advertisement in "The Stage" in 1949 offering actors no salary but a share of the profits was answered by John Osborne who joined the company in Ilfracombe
Kenneth Tynan - There was a significant development in the 1955-56 British theatre season during which John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" premiered
Mary Ure - While performing a leading role in John Osborne's play "Look Back in Anger" she began a relationship with the married dramatist; after he obtained a divorce they married in 1957
During production, the married Osborne began a relationship with Mary Ure, and would divorce his wife, Pamela Lane, to marry her in 1957
Don Taylor (director) - It was for the club that Taylor directed, in 1957, the world premiere of "Epitaph for George Dillon" by the acclaimed playwright John Osborne
Laurence Olivier - John Osborne, author of Look Back in Anger, wrote a play for Olivier entitled The Entertainer, centred on a washed-up stage comedian called Archie Rice, which opened at the Royal Court on 10 April 1957.
Following "The Entertainer" were "The World of Paul Slickey" a musical which satirizes the tabloid press, the unusual television documentary play "A Subject of Scandal and Concern" and the 1962 double bill "Plays for England", comprising "The Blood of the Bambergs" and "Under Plain Covers"
Paul Scofield - Highlights of his career in modern theatre include the roles of Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons" , Charles Dyer in Dyer's play "Staircase", staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, the definitive Laurie in John Osborne's "A Hotel in Amsterdam" , and Antonio Salieri in the original stage production of Peter Shaffer's "Amadeus"
"Luther", depicting the life of Martin Luther, the archetypal rebel of an earlier century, was first performed in 1961; it transferred to Broadway and won Osborne a Tony award
Brian Epstein - In 1964, he revealed that he would have liked to produce a theatre play, or even act, "in something by Chekhov", or a "straight drama" by John Osborne
John Caird (director) - Caird was an Associate Director of Contact Theatre for two years from 1973-1975 where he directed plays by Shakespeare, Chris Bond, John Osborne, James Saunders, Samuel Beckett, wrote and acted in Theatre in Education programmes for Manchester's schools and prisons, and was an actor and musician in plays by Brecht, Goldoni and Jellicoe
Through the 1980s Osborne played the role of Shropshire squire with great pleasure and a heavy dose of irony
He collected various newspaper and magazine writings together in 1994 under the title "Damn You, England"
Robert Lindsay (actor) - In 2007 at the Old Vic Theatre, Lindsay played Archie Rice in John Osborne's "The Entertainer", a role first performed by Olivier in 1957
Marcus Romer - Other directing work includes "Sing yer heart out for the lads", by Roy Williams, "Road" by Jim Cartwright, "Bloodtide" by Melvin Burgess, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" by Martin McDonagh, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" by Manuel Puig, "Mirad a Boy from Bosnia" by Ad de Bont, "Rumble Fish" by S. E. Hinton, "Look Back in Anger" by John Osborne, "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance, "Fungus the Bogeyman" by Raymond Briggs, "The Twits" by Roald Dahl and "Looking for J
Douglas Hodge - A 2011 revival of John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" at the Donmar Theatre, London, offered Hodge another challenging role, as Maitland, the lawyer in crisis