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Garry O'Connor

Biography

Garry O'Connor

AGarry O'Connor, the son of the Irish singer Cavan O'Connor, and grand-nephew of Dame Maggie Teyte, was born in London and educated at St Albans School and King's College, Cambridge. He studied mime at the Jacques LeCoq School in Paris before joining the Royal Shakespeare company as Michel Saint-Denis's assistant. O'Connor directed in the theatre for six years before he became a full-time writer.

Garry O'Connor

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by Garry O'Connor - Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction

In 2001, Ian McKellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named Gandalf and won a place in the hearts of Tolkien fans worldwide. Though his role in the film adaptation of Lord of the Rings introduced him to a new audience, McKellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to Middle Earth. He made his West End acting debut in 1964 in James Saunders’s A Scent of Flowers, but it was in 1980 that he took Broadway by storm when he played Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Tony-Award-winning play Amadeus.