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||Died: || May 14, 1998
|Born: || September 7, 1909
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|| Cumbria, England, GB
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Decided at age 12 to become an actor after Sir Frank Benson's acting company visited his town (date approximate)
Joined various reperatory companies run by leading actor managers
Married Laura Liddell beginning their long career together as actors, running their own acting company
Formed the Shakespeareana company with Peter Meriton and began a year long tour of India, through floods, monsoons and political unrest, performing classic drama and Shakespeare on makeshift stages
Returned to India with a large company sponsored by Lady Edwina Mountbatten and toured the East for nearly twenty years
In the late 1950's, Shakespeareana toured Malaysia and Borneo
Starred along with his wife and daughters in the Merchant-Ivory film "Shakespeare Wallah" in which an English theatre company touring in India loses popularity due to modernization and the rise of Indian film; rooted in Kendal's own experience, but presented with a pessimism he did not share
Returned to England in the 1970's and toured schools with their acting company
Continued to tour India occasionally with his wife, well into their 70's
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Laura Kendal. Actor. Married in 1933; predeceased him.
Jennifer Kendal. Actor. Married Shashi Kapoor; predeceased her father.
Felicity Kendal. Actor. Survived him.