Bedford, Brian, 1935–, English actor, b. Morley, Yorkshire; studied Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. During his long career, Bedford has performed on stage in England, Canada, and the United States, notably in Five Finger Exercise (1958, New York debut), The Knack, The Misanthrope (1969), Private Lives (1969), Hamlet (1970), School for Wives (1972; Tony Award), Jumpers (1974), a Shakespearean one-man show entitled The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet (1990), and London Assurance (1997). He has also appeared in a few films, including The Pad (1966), Grand Prix (1967), Robin Hood (1973), Scarlett (1994), and Nixon (1995), and has occasionally performed on television.
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