Daniel Raymond Massey
Date of birth: 10/10/1933 Year
Age: 64 year
Place of birth: London, UK
Date of death: 25.03.1998 Year
Place of death: London, UK
English actor, winner of the ‘Golden Globe’ (Golden Globe Award) for his role as an actor and playwright Noel Coward (No?l Coward) in the American film ‘Star!’ (Star!). Curiously, Coward was the godfather Daniel Massey. He is best known for the title role in the TV serial drama ‘Roads to Freedom’ (The Roads to Freedom), which starred Michael Bryant (Michael Bryant) and Daniel played one of the main characters.
Daniel Raymond Massey (Daniel Raymond Massey) was born October 10, 1933 in London (London). Four years later, in 1937, was born of his younger sister Anna (Anna Massey), also became an actress. Parents Daniel and Anna were the actors Raymond Massey (Raymond Massey) and Adrianne Allen (Adrianne Allen). They married in 1929, and in 1939 divorced and unusual circumstances of their divorce after 10 years of inspired writers Ruth Gordon (Ruth Gordon), and Garson Kanin (Garson Kanin) to create the comedy ‘Adam’s Rib’ (Adam’s Rib). Raymond and Adrian represented in court by their friends, and part-famous divorce lawyers Whitney Dorothy (Dorothy Whitney) and her husband, William Dwight Whitney (William Dwight Whitney). After the divorce of actors has been settled, the couple Whitney, in turn, got divorced, then Dorothy Whitney married Raymond Massey and William Dwight Whitney married Adrianna Allen. Both marriages were very happy.
Adrianna Bill remained in London, and the children stayed with them. Father Daniel and Anna returned to the States with his third wife and built a magnificent acting career, but almost did not participate in their children’s lives. Even when they grew up, they almost never met his father, but Daniel was able to play with him in a movie, war drama 1960 “Queen’s Guards’ (The Queen’s Guards). By the way, in 1973, Daniel played in a movie with her sister in horror ‘Crypt Horror’ (The Vault of Horror).
Daniel first appeared on the big screen in the 1942 war drama “In Which We Serve ‘(In Which We Serve). His godfather Noel Coward played the main role of the tape, and a nine-year Daniel played his son. After 26 years, in 1968, Massey has played most of Noel Coward and was awarded the job Golden Globe and received his only nomination for ‘Oscar’ (Oscar Award).
After school, Daniel was in the best colleges in the UK – Eton (Eton) and Cambridge (Cambridge). Acting career of 25-year-old Massey began in 1958 with the acclaimed drama ‘Women in Love’ (Women in Love), the full revelation of scenes. In 1963 television adaptation of ‘War and Peace’ (War and Peace) Massey played Andrei Bolkonsky. The huge impression on critics and audiences in 1957 made his appearance in the play by John Osborne (John Osborne) ‘Comedian’ (The Entertainer), along with the star of British theater and film by Sir Laurence Olivier (Laurence Olivier), and the film version of the same name in 1960 . Daniel Massey’s acting career has four decades, many theatrical roles and more than 60 works in movies and television series. Among them – the ‘Cromwell’ (Cromwell), ‘The Cat and the Canary’ (The Cat and the Canary), ‘Jokers’ (The Jokers), Mariya, Queen of Scots’ (Mary, Queen of Scots) and’ In the Name of the Father ‘( In the Name of the Father).
In 1982, Massey won the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (Laurence Olivier Theatre Award) as ‘best actor’, and in 1995 he received an award from the London Theatre Critics (London Critics Circle Theatre Award).
Massey was married three times and divorced twice. From 1961 to 1967 he was married to the actress of Italian origin Corrie Adrienne (Adrienne Corri) and from 1975 to 1984-th – the actress Penelope Wilton (Penelope Wilton). In 1987 they had a daughter, Alice (Alice Massey). Immediately after her divorce from Daniel Penelope married her sister Lindy Wilton (Lindy Wilton) and remained with her until the end of his days.
In the early 90s the actor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease (also known as Hodgkin’s disease), March 25, 1998 Daniel Massey died at age 64 in London (London), and was buried in Putney Vale Cemetery.
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