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Also Known As: Casper Gustav Kenneth Wrede Died: September 28, 1998
Born: February 8, 1929 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Finland Profession: director

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DIRECTOR:

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  Ransom (1974) Director
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  Private Potter (1962) Director

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1940:
Moved with family to Helsinki when Karelia was seized by Russia
1944:
Was a Finnish soldier, fighting Russians in the "winter war" (date approximate)
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Was a wandering scholar in Sweden and Norway; made a living writing articles for local newspapers
1950:
Joined the Old Vic Theatre School in London
1953:
Directed Strindburgh's "Miss Julie" for the Oxford University Dramatic Society
1956:
Returned to Scandinavia, directing "Twelfth Night" and "The Sheep Well" for the Varberg Festival
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With Michael Elliott, directed several plays for broadcast on BBC including "The Women of Troy", "Uncle Vanya" and "The Lady From the Sea"
1958:
Was invited by Lawrence Olivier to direct his production of Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman"
1959:
Created the 59 Theatre Company, presenting "Danton's Death", "Creditors" and "Grand" at the Lyric, Hammersmith
1960:
Returned to television, directing Edith Evans and Maggie Smith in "Hay Fever"
1963:
Directed the feature film "Private Potter" starring Tom Courtenay in the title role
1964:
Directed Trevor Howard in "The Father" at London's Piccadilly Theatre; made a documentary for the BBC about Finland; directed a new play about Ibsen "The Summer in Gossensass" also for BBC
1968:
Renewed collaboration with Michael Elliot in Manchester, and founded the 69 Theatre Compnay, directing Tom Courtenay in "Hamlet" at the Edinburgh Festival
1969:
With Michael Elliott, created the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, acting as practical and creative visionary, and director
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For the Royal Theatre Company, directed plays including Checkov's "Three Sisters" and "The Cherry Orchard"
1984:
Michael Elliott, partner in the Royal Theatre company, died
1987:
Directed a double bill of "Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus" both starring David Threlfal, celebrating the company's one hundredth production
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Old Vic Theatre School: -

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wife:
Dilys Hamlett. Actor. Married March 8, 1951; mother of his son; divorced in 1976.
wife:
Karin Ahlqvist. Childhood friend; married in 1982; survived him.

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