Brandon Thomas

Playwright, Author

1848 – 1914

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Who was Brandon Thomas?

Walter Brandon Thomas was an English actor, playwright and song writer, best known as the author of the farce Charley's Aunt.

Born in Liverpool to a family with no theatrical connections, Thomas worked in commerce, and as an occasional journalist, before achieving his ambition of becoming an actor. After a succession of minor roles, he became increasingly sought after as a character actor. He also wrote more than a dozen plays, the most celebrated of which, Charley's Aunt, broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances and numerous subsequent productions all around the world, film and musical theatre adaptations.

Although Thomas never repeated the prodigious success of Charley's Aunt, he maintained a career as an actor and dramatist until his death, acting mostly in comedy, but with occasional serious roles in the plays of Shakespeare and others.

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Born
Dec 24, 1848
Liverpool
Also known as
  • Walter Brandon Thomas
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  • United Kingdom
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Died
Jun 19, 1914
Bloomsbury
Resting place
Brompton Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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