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Also Known As: Geoffrey Bragg Died: May 14, 1998
Born: September 7, 1909 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cumbria, England, GB Profession: actor, manager

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Junoon (1978) Priest
2.
 Shakespeare Wallah (1966) Tony Buckingham
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1921:
Decided at age 12 to become an actor after Sir Frank Benson's acting company visited his town (date approximate)
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Joined various reperatory companies run by leading actor managers
1933:
Married Laura Liddell beginning their long career together as actors, running their own acting company
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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
1953:
Returned to India with a large company sponsored by Lady Edwina Mountbatten and toured the East for nearly twenty years
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In the late 1950's, Shakespeareana toured Malaysia and Borneo
1965:
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
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Returned to England in the 1970's and toured schools with their acting company
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Continued to tour India occasionally with his wife, well into their 70's
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wife:
Laura Kendal. Actor. Married in 1933; predeceased him.

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daughter:
Jennifer Kendal. Actor. Married Shashi Kapoor; predeceased her father.
daughter:
Felicity Kendal. Actor. Survived him.

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