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Also Known As: Philip Charles Anglim Died:
Born: February 11, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: actor, producer, dog-walker, horse-and-carriage driver

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This trim, intense actor is best-known for his role as John Merrick in Broadway's "The Elephant Man" (1979), a show he also co-produced. Anglim began acting at Yale, then branched out to stock and regional theater. He spent a year in the Southbury (Connecticut) Playhouse, before appearing in such shows as "What the Butler Saw" and "The Contrast" (both in Cincinnati, 1975) and "Snow White" (New York, 1976). Anglim also had a bit part in the TV-movie, "Muhammed", in which "my camel spit at me". But Anglim was still largely unknown when he optioned the London play about the deformed 19th-century "The Elephant Man". It debuted off-Broadway at St. Peter's Church before moving to The Booth Theater on Broadway in 1979.

This trim, intense actor is best-known for his role as John Merrick in Broadway's "The Elephant Man" (1979), a show he also co-produced. Anglim began acting at Yale, then branched out to stock and regional theater. He spent a year in the Southbury (Connecticut) Playhouse, before appearing in such shows as "What the Butler Saw" and "The Contrast" (both in Cincinnati, 1975) and "Snow White" (New York, 1976). Anglim also had a bit part in the TV-movie, "Muhammed", in which "my camel spit at me". But Anglim was still largely unknown when he optioned the London play about the deformed 19th-century "The Elephant Man". It debuted off-Broadway at St. Peter's Church before moving to The Booth Theater on Broadway in 1979.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dallas: War of the Ewings (1998) Peter Ellington
2.
 Curacao (1993) Van Vlaanderen
3.
 Man Inside, The (1990) Rolf Gruel
4.
 Milena (1990) Franz Kafka
5.
 Haunted Summer (1988) Lord Byron
6.
 Malone (1987) Harvey
7.
 Testament (1983) Hollis
9.
 Elephant Man, The (1982) John Merrick
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1973:
Feature film debut in "The All-American Boy"
1976:
New York stage debut in "Snow White"
1976:
Made TV debut as Charles Adams II in "The Adams Chronicles" (PBS)
1979:
Starred in and co-produced "The Elephant Man" on Broadway
1982:
Reprised role of John Merrick in NBC TV version of "The Elephant Man"
1983:
First significant film role, "Testament"
1983:
Played Dane O'Neill in the ABC miniseries "The Thorn Birds"
1988:
Appeared as Lord Byron in "Haunted Summer"
1993:
Had recurring role as Vedek Bareil on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
1996:
Won praise for L.A. production of "Lonely Planet"
1998:
Acted in the CBS TV-movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings"
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1973

Notes

Anglim thought the movie version of "The Elephant Man" was "tasteless and ghoulish, totally the opposite of what our play was about. We talked of the beauty of ugliness." --Philip Anglim quoted in New York Post, January 10, 1981.

"Actors who get caught up in their characters are unprofessional, have psychological problems and are diluting their creative energy." --Angilm to GQ, May 1981.

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