Donald Wolfit
Date of Birth
Apr 20, 1902
Birth Place:
Newark-on-Trent, England, UK


One of the last of England's great actor/managers, Donald Wolfit began his stage career in 1920. Wolfit made his well-received London debut in The Wandering Jew, and by 1929 was a member in good standing of the Old Vic. In 1937, he formed his own company, specializing in abridged versions of Shakespeare. During the darkest days of the Battle of Britain, Wolfit and his players gave over 100...