Casper Wrede

Director
Born: 02/08/1929 in Finland

Filmography

Director (2)

Ransom 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Relationships

Karin Ahlqvist

Wife
childhood friend married in 1982 survived him

Dilys Hamlett

Wife
married March 8, 1951 mother of his son divorced in 1976

EDUCATION

Old Vic Theatre School

Milestones

1987

Directed a double bill of "Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus" both starring David Threlfal, celebrating the company's one hundredth production

1984

Michael Elliott, partner in the Royal Theatre company, died

1968

With Michael Elliott, created the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England, acting as practical and creative visionary, and director

1968

Renewed collaboration with Michael Elliot in Manchester, and founded the 69 Theatre Compnay, directing Tom Courtenay in "Hamlet" at the Edinburgh Festival

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

1963

Directed the feature film "Private Potter" starring Tom Courtenay in the title role

1960

Returned to television, directing Edith Evans and Maggie Smith in "Hay Fever"

1959

Created the 59 Theatre Company, presenting "Danton's Death", "Creditors" and "Grand" at the Lyric, Hammersmith

1958

Was invited by Lawrence Olivier to direct his production of Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman"

1956

Returned to Scandinavia, directing "Twelfth Night" and "The Sheep Well" for the Varberg Festival

1953

Directed Strindburgh's "Miss Julie" for the Oxford University Dramatic Society

1950

Joined the Old Vic Theatre School in London

1943

Was a Finnish soldier, fighting Russians in the "winter war" (date approximate)

1940

Moved with family to Helsinki when Karelia was seized by Russia

For the Royal Theatre Company, directed plays including Checkov's "Three Sisters" and "The Cherry Orchard"

With Michael Elliott, directed several plays for broadcast on BBC including "The Women of Troy", "Uncle Vanya" and "The Lady From the Sea"

Was a wandering scholar in Sweden and Norway; made a living writing articles for local newspapers

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