Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers (born 22 March 1917) is an English actor of film, stage and television. Rogers was born in Plympton, Devon, England, and later trained at the Michael Chekhov Theatre Studio at Dartington Hall and made his film debut in 1932. He has appeared in many West End and Broadway productions and won the Tony for Best Actor for his role in Harold Pinter's drama The Homecoming in 1967. He created the role of Sir in the original London production of Ronald Harwood's play The Dresser. Rogers has been a long-time member of the Royal Shakespeare Company whose most notable performances include Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the title role in Macbeth. His film appearances include The Beachcomber (1954), Beau Brummel (1954), Our Man in Havana (1959), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), Billy Budd (1962), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968), The Looking Glass War (1969), Edwin, and Oscar and Lucinda (1997). He has also appeared frequently on television, in productions such as Romeo and Juliet on Producers' Showcase.


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