Michael Denison, Veteran British Actor, Dead at 82

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Michael Denison, a veteran British actor whose career spanned six decades and who was frequently seen on stage with his wife, actress Dulcie Gray, died on July 22 at his home in Amersham, England, according to Variety. He was 82.

Michael Denison, a veteran British actor whose career spanned six decades and who was frequently seen on stage with his wife, actress Dulcie Gray, died on July 22 at his home in Amersham, England, according to Variety. He was 82. Broadway audiences saw Denison in the 1997 Peter Hall production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, in which he made his Broadway debut as Lord Goring's ultra-traditional, comically disapproving father, the Earl of Caversham. Gray also starred in that show. Denison and Gray married in 1939 and first appeared together in London in Rain on the Just in 1948. They went on to team in The Fourposter, Dragon's Mouth, Let Them Eat Cake, Candida, Heartbreak House, a 1965 mounting of An Ideal Husband, The Wild Duck, and Gray's own Love Affair, which Denison directed. All told, they co-starred in more than 100 shows.

Denison, born in Doncaster, England in 1915, made his London debut in Troilus and Cressida in 1938. His films include The Importance of Being Earnest, The Franchise Affair, and Angels One Five. He was educated at Oxford and served in the army during World War II.

-- By Robert Simonson

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