Contributor Jerold Wells
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Gender Male
Nationality English
Date of Birth 8 August 1908
Date of Death 19 July 1999
Functions Actor, Director, Producer
Notes Born Gerald Walls in Hampshire. Orphaned as a young child and brought up by an uncle and aunt before being evacuated to Australia at the outbreak of the First World War. Attended school in Australia. Accepted for drama school in Sydney, and went on to pursue a successful career with a variety of Australian theatre companies. Director New Theatre League until 1938.
Events

Actor

Producer

Director

Kenyon McCarron - Actor

Cedric Flower - Set Designer, Actor, Designer

Edmund Allison - Actor, Designer, Lighting Designer

Victor Arnold - Actor, Director, Producer

Jean Blue - Actor

Jerome Levy - Director, Producer

Jean-Baptiste Moliere - Playwright

Clifford Odets - Playwright

Desmond Rowan - Actor

George Bernard Shaw - Playwright

William Constable - Designer, Set Designer

Fred Cooksey - Stage Manager, Actor, Lighting Designer, Musical Arranger

Jack Fegan - Actor

John Gray - Actor

Bruce Jiffkins - Actor

Irwin Shaw - Playwright

  • The Gentle People, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1940
  • Bury the Dead, Lyric Theatre, Newcastle, NSW, 31 July 1938
  • Bury the Dead, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 April 1938
  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Sylvia Arnold - Actor

Eve Banks - Actor

Fred Brown - Actor

Elsie Dane - Actor

John Fegan - Actor

Joan Fitzpatrick - Actor

Yvonne Francart - Designer

Oriel Gray - Playwright

Charles Kitchener - Designer

  • Golden Boy, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 15 October 1939
  • Six Men of Dorset, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1938
  • Bury the Dead, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 9 April 1938

David Murray - Actor

Stanislav Polonski - Actor, Director

Eileen Ryan - Actor

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946
  • Where's That Bomb?, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1946
  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 17 February 1945

Muriel Small - Actor

Bernard Yardley - Actor

Edgar Yardley - Actor

Frank Andrews - Designer, Actor

John Bates - Actor, Lighting Designer

Tur Brothers - Playwright

Hugh Carllsen - Actor

Elsa Churcher - Actor

Dennis Collins - Actor

Beresford Conroy - Actor

  • Golden Boy, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1 August 1943
  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Roger Cullen - Playwright

John Evans - Actor

Joseph Evans - Actor

Jack Gale - Actor

T Gibson - Lighting Designer

Peter Harding - Actor

Herbert Hodge - Playwright

Ethel Holmes - Composer, Actor

William Horton - Actor, Set Designer

Reginald Lye - Actor

Jack McGann - Actor

Cedric McLaughlin - Producer, Actor

Jack McLean - Actor

Clifton Mossop - Actor

Mary Osmond - Actor

Norma Parsons - Actor

  • The Bells Are Ringing, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1946
  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946

Margaret Roberts - Actor

  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956
  • Juno and The Paycock, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 12 November 1949

Leila Rodgers - Actor

Margaret Senior - Designer

  • Golden Boy, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 1 August 1943
  • The Gentle People, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1940

Lev Sheinin - Playwright, Writer

Reg Stocker - Actor

Ted Willis - Playwright

Valerie Wilson - Producer

  • On the Rocks, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1934
  • Pygmalion, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 12 July 1934

John Alden - Director

George Barnes - Actor

Leo Bates - Actor

Peter Batten - Actor

Frank Beck - Set Designer

Marie Beck - Actor

Tom Jay Bell - Translator

Phyllis Best - Actor

Frederick Blackman - Director

Michael Blakemore - Director

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Michael Blankfort - Playwright

Alice Bolger - Actor

W S L Bracegirdle - Actor

Jane Broinowski - Actor

Harry Brooks - Playwright

  • Six Men of Dorset, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1938

John Bryans - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Eileen Bullen - Actor

Leonard Bullen - Actor

Tanya Butler - Actor

Joyce Caldicott - Actor

Frank Callanan - Actor

Margaret Cameron - Actor

John Carlson - Actor

Adele Carruthers - Actor

Margaret Christenson - Actor

Charles Collings - Actor

David Colmer - Lighting Designer

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

George Constandine - Actor

Howard Craven - Actor

Alan Crawford - Playwright

Jim Crawford - Playwright

Wyn Cunningham - Actor

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Arnaud D'Usseau - Playwright

Gladys Diggle - Actor

Norma Disher - Costume Designer

Hilda Dorrington - Actor

Betty Dyson - Actor

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956

Megan Edwards - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Olive Ellis - Actor

  • Enemies, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 11 October 1946

Lionel Eton - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Shirley Falconer - Actor

Tom Farley - Actor

  • Enemies, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 11 October 1946

Barrett Fleming - Actor

Jack Foster - Actor

Tom Foster - Actor

Helen Frame - Costume Designer

Eric Garner - Actor

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946

Marjorie Garroway - Actor

Maxim Gorky - Playwright

  • Enemies, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 11 October 1946

James Gow - Playwright

Ronald Gow - Playwright

  • Love on the Dole, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 24 November 1935

Cleo Grant - Actor

Walter Greenwood - Playwright

  • Love on the Dole, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 24 November 1935

Gilly Guilfoyle - Actor

Joan Guilfoyle - Actor, Costume Designer

Roger Gullan - Writer

Donald Harris - Actor

Rita Hart - Actor

June Hay - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Vic Haywood - Actor

Lillian Hellman - Playwright

  • The Little Foxes, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 11 January 1944

John Hepworth - Actor

Alan Herbert - Actor

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Paul Herlinger - Actor

Carla Hoogeveen - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Malcolm Horsley - Actor

Leslie Horspol - Actor

Harry Howard - Actor

Harry Howlett - Actor

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Henry Howlett - Actor

Walter Hunt - Producer

Hughis Hurley - Actor

Edward Janshewsky - Actor

  • On the Rocks, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1934

Patricia Jenkins - Actor

Larry Johnson - Playwright

Paul Johnson - Actor

Albert Jones - Actor

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946

Clement Kennedy - Set Designer

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956

Will Lacey - Actor

Rosemary Leach - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Myra Leard - Actor

Darrell Lever - Actor

Ben Lewin - Actor

Reg Livermore - Actor

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956

Marie Long - Actor

Marcel Lorber - Musician

Enid Lorimer - Producer

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

George Loveless - Actor

  • Six Men of Dorset, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1938

Sylvia Lunn - Actor

Miles Malleson - Playwright

  • Six Men of Dorset, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 12 April 1938

David Martin - Playwright

Tanya McCallin - Designer

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

James McCauley - Playwright

Tim McGill - Actor

Clark McKay - Actor

Nicolette McKenzie - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Molly McLeod - Actor

Robert Mitchell - Actor

Tom Mitchell - Actor

  • On the Rocks, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1934

Tom Monaghan - Stage Manager

Edward Moncrieff - Actor

  • Enemies, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 11 October 1946

Annette Moore - Circus Style Performer

Neil Morrison - Actor

Carole Mowlam - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Jillian Murray - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Tess Nicholas - Actor

Albert Nielman - Stage Manager

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946

Jessica Noad - Actor

Rosaleen Norton - Designer

  • Marx of Time, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 7 June 1942

Seán O'Casey - Playwright

Jack O'Lean - Actor

Eugene O'Neill - Playwright

Peter O'Shaughnessy - Producer

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956

Tim O'Sullivan - Actor

Peter Pagan - Actor

James Parish - Playwright

Richard Parry - Actor

Barbara Penney - Stage Manager

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Eunice Penton - Actor

Paul Phillips - Actor

John Pidcock - Actor

Stan Pretty - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

J. B. Priestley - Playwright

John Reed - Playwright

Charles Reeves - Actor

  • On the Rocks, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 10 October 1934

Leila Richmond - Actor

Buckley Roberts - Writer

Ray Roberts - Actor

L J Robertson - Lighting Designer

  • Bury the Dead, New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, 21 April 1937

Shirley Robertson - Actor

Eileen Robinson - Actor

  • Pygmalion, King's Hall (1916-1953), Sydney, NSW, 12 July 1934

Kathleen Robinson - Actor

Marjory Rose - Actor

Noel Rubie - Director, Designer

  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956

Don Sanderson - Actor

Leah Scott - Actor

Harry Short - Stage Manager

Bill Shuttleworth - Actor

Alathea Siddons - Actor

Honor Simm - Actor

Delores Smith - Actor

  • Tartuffe, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1946

Dolores Smith - Actor

Pat Smith - Actor

Bella Spewack - Playwright

  • Boy Meets Girl, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 27 June 1937

Sam Spewack - Playwright

  • Boy Meets Girl, Workers' Art Club (1932-1943), Sydney, NSW, 27 June 1937

Derek Stanley - Actor

  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956

Janet Stevenson - Playwright

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Philip Stevenson - Playwright

  • Counter Attack, New Theatre, Sydney (1943-1954), Sydney, NSW, 30 October 1943

Frank Swonnell - Actor

Les Tanner - Set Designer

Hal Thompson - Actor

Vaughan Tracey - Actor

Doreen Travis - Stage Manager

Marie Trussler - Actor

Pat Tucker - Actor

Peter Vaughan - Actor

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Barbara Vernon - Playwright

  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956

Ronald Warleigh - Actor

Elizabeth Waterhouse - Actor

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956

Owen Weingott - Actor

  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956

David Williamson - Playwright

  • Travelling North, Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith, London, England, 4 June 1980

Daphne Winslow - Actor

Louis Wishart - Actor

Doreen Woodlands - Actor

New Theatre League (Sydney, N.S.W.)

New Theatre (Sydney, N.S.W.)

Workers' Art Club Players

The Independent Theatre

  • You Never Can Tell, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 19 December 1956
  • Naked Possum, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1956

J. C. Williamson Theatres Limited (1943-1976)

Lyric Theatre

New Theatre Newcastle

Radio 2GB

The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

Whitehall Productions

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