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Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, director

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Narrow-faced, slender, haughty-looking character player, best known for his Cannes award-winning performance as Rita Tushingham's sympathetic gay friend in Tony Richardson's adaptation of Shelagh Delaney's "angry young woman" drama, "A Taste of Honey" (1961). A prolific theater actor--he originated the "Honey" role on the stage--Melvin has appeared in several films, including three by director Peter Medak: "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (1970), "The Krays" (1990) and "Let Him Have It" (1991).

Narrow-faced, slender, haughty-looking character player, best known for his Cannes award-winning performance as Rita Tushingham's sympathetic gay friend in Tony Richardson's adaptation of Shelagh Delaney's "angry young woman" drama, "A Taste of Honey" (1961). A prolific theater actor--he originated the "Honey" role on the stage--Melvin has appeared in several films, including three by director Peter Medak: "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" (1970), "The Krays" (1990) and "Let Him Have It" (1991).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Phantom of the Opera, The (2004) Reyer
2.
 Emperor's New Clothes, The (2001) Antommarchi
3.
 Alice in Wonderland (1999) Ace Of Hearts--Chief Executioner
4.
 Passione, La (1996) Don Mac'S Henchman
5.
 England, My England (1995) Shaftesbury
6.
 Princess Caraboo (1994) Lord Motley
7.
 Doomsday Gun (1994) Shop Manager
8.
 As You Like It (1992) Sir Oliver Martext
9.
 Prisoner of Honor (1991) Bertillon
10.
 Let Him Have It (1991)
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1957:
Made first professional appearance as the Queen's messenger in "Macbeth" with Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Company, at the Theatre Royal Stratford
1958:
Performed at Stratford East; scored success as Geoffrey in "A Taste of Honey" which transferred to the West End in 1959
1960:
Film debut, "The Suspect/The Risk"
1964:
Broadway debut in "Oh, What a Lovely War!" And "The Solider's Tale"
1974:
Made stage directing debut, "Miss Donnithorne's Maggot"
:
Served as director of the London Actors' Centre
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father:
Hugh Victor Melvin.
mother:
Maisie Winifred Melvin.

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