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Actor George Innes
Actor George Innes
George Innes is an English actor, born 8 March 1938, in Wapping, East London. He began his career on the stage with the National Theatre of Great Britainmarker under Laurence Olivier. Before that, he trained at Toynbee Hall evening classes, LAMDAmarker, where he was awarded the Shakespeare Cup for excellence. A new Bernard Kops' play, The Dream of Peter Mann, (directed by Frank Dunlop under whom he had trained both at Toynbee Hall and LAMDA) took him to the Edinburgh Festival and a tour of Great Britain which led him to spend his final year of study/training at the Bristol Old Vic School. He joined Frank Dunlop again in the Pantomime at Bristol Old Vic starring Jesse Matthews and Leonard Rossiter before a season at Nottingham Playhouse with Mr. Dunlop and John Neville.

Other theatre credits include: The Royal Court in "Chips with Everything" which transferred to the West End and Broadway. With Olivier at the National Theatre at Chichestermarker and the Old Vicmarker, he appeared in Othello (understudying Frank Finlay's Iago), Dutch Courtesan, Mother Courage, Hobson's Choice, The Master Builder. At the National Theatre at South Bank, he appeared in Tom Stoppard's Jumpers (Pieter Rogers directing), Bedroom Farce, (directed by Peter Hall, transferring to the West End), The Vortex at the Ahmanson/Doolittle Theatre in Los Angelesmarker, (Bob Ackerman directing). In 1993-94, he appeared in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Simon Curtis directing in Chicago, transferring to Broadway. Returning to London, he performed at the Southwark Playhousemarker in Rosmersholm in 1997 and Riders to the Sea in 2005. In 2009, he appeared off-Broadway in The Lodger at the Workshop Theatre, (Harris Yulin directing). There, he developed his one man show called TRIBUTE based on the highly successful Ages of Man of Sir John Gielgud. It was also performed at The Players, the theatrical club in New York City. Mr. Innes' show has been picked for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it will play during the month of August 2009.

Film career

His film career includes: Billy Liar (directed by John Schlesinger), The Italian Job (directed by Peter Collinson), Charlie Bubbles (directed by Albert Finney), The Engagement (directed by Paul Joyce), Gumshoe, (directed by Stephen Frears), Before Winter Comes (directed by Lee Thompson), A Last Valley (directed by James Clavell), A Bridge too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough, A Tale of Two Cities(directed by James Goddard), and Ivanhoe (directed by Douglas Camfield). His recent films include Shiner (directed by John Irvine), Nicholas Nickleby (directed by Stephen Whittaker), Last Orders (directed by Fred Schepisi), Master and Commander (directed by Peter Weir), Nine Lives (Directed by David Carson), Stardust, (directed by Mathew Vaughn), The Golden Age (directed Shaki Kapur) and Things to do before You're 30 (directed by Simon Shore).

Television career

His television credits include classic British and American programmes: Alfred in Upstairs/Downstairs (Season 1 and 3), Wilkins in "Danger U.X.B. (13 episodes), I, Claudius, Shogun (prods. Jerry London, Eric Bercovici and James Clavell), Rumpole of the Bailey, Q.E.D., a CBS series starring Sam Waterston, Masada, Hill St. Blues, Magnum P.I., Cagney and Lacey, M.A.S.H., Ruth Rendell Mysteries (Mouse in the Corner), Adam Bede, Seekers, Agatha Christie (A Caribbean Mystery), Noble House, Midsomer Murders (Who Killed Cock Robin), Menace, The Brief and Newhart.

He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a Freemason and a member of Claremont Lodge No. 436 F&AM, Claremont, Californiamarker and a member of The Players in New York Citymarker.

His interests include painting, photography, horseback riding, golf and driving his Z sports cars.

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