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Philip Merivale, Indian actor.

Background

Merivale, Philip was born on November 2, 1886 in Renutia, Manickpur, India. Son of Walter and Emma Magdalene (Pittman) Merivale.

Education

Educated St. Edward’s School, Oxford, 1899-1903.

Career

Began as an office boy, London, England, 1904. Became a member of F. R. Benson’s Shakespearean Company, 1906. Joined Fred Terry and Julia Nielson’s Company, came to the United States in The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1910.

With Sir Herbert Tree at His Majesty’s, 3 years. Returned to the United States with Mistress Patrick Campbell in Pygmalion. Principal roles: Prince Albert in “The Swan,” Hannibal in “The Road to Rome,” Sirki in “Death Takes a Holiday,” Bothwell in “Mary of Scotland,” Washington in “Valley Forge”.

Played roles of Canio, Othello, Macbeth, Prospero, in Shakespearean productions. With Royal Flying Corps, World War.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Wind Over the Water. Knut at Roeskilde

    • The Peace of Ferrara.

Membership

Clubs: Garrick, Green Room (London).

Connections

Married Viva Birkett, July 23, 1912 (died in 1934).; married second, Gladys Cooper.

father:
Walter Merivale

mother:
Emma Magdalene (Pittman) Merivale

spouses:
Viva Birkett

Gladys Cooper.