Alan Edwards

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Date of Birth January 17, 1925
Place of Birth Brisbane, Australia
Date of Death Jan 14, 2003 (77)
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Alan Edmund William Edwards AM MBE was an accomplished actor and founding Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Edwards was considered a major contributor to the artistic life of Queensland and was awarded an MBE and Member of the Order of Australia for his services to theatre. He was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Southern Queensland. Edwards won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He also obtained the same for the Old Vic School. After completing his training, he worked in various repertory theatres in England and Scotland before joining the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. From 1956 he worked mainly in London in film, theatre and radio. He also directed several plays.

Born: January 17, 1925, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 2003, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Actor
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About Alan Edwards

Acclaimed Australian actor, drama teacher, and founding Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company. He gave his final appearance in The Way We Were.

Before Fame

He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he later began his teaching career.

Achievement

He was named a Member of the British Empire and Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to theatre.

Family Life

He was born in Brisbane.

Associations

He helped to empower actor Geoffrey Rush by founding Queensland's first theatre company.

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