Patrick Wymark


Patrick Wymark

Infobox actor
name = Patrick Wymark
imagesize = 90px
caption = Patrick Wymark, from the
opening titles of 'The Power Game' (1965)
birthname = Patrick Cheeseman
birthdate = birth date|1926|7|11|df=y
location = Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
deathdate = death date and age|1970|10|20|1926|7|11|df=y
deathplace = Melbourne, Australia
othername =
height =
spouse = Olwen Wymark (1932– )
yearsactive = 1959-1970
homepage =
notable role = Winston Churchill in "A King's Story" and "Operation Crossbow" (both 1965); Oliver Cromwell in "Witchfinder General" (1968)
academyawards =
emmyawards =
tonyawards =

Patrick Wymark (11 July 1926, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England20 October 1970, Melbourne, Australia), born Patrick Carl Cheeseman, was an English stage, film and television actor.

Biography

Brought up in neighbouring Grimsby, Wymark frequently re-visited the area during the height of his career. Wymark took his acting name from the writer William Wymark Jacobs, his grandfather-in-law.

Wymark's film roles included: "Children of the Damned", "Repulsion", "Operation Crossbow", "The Secret of Blood Island", "Witchfinder General", "Battle of Britain", "Where Eagles Dare", "Blood on Satan's Claw", "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" and "Cromwell". His theater roles include Bosola in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" in 1960.

On television, he was best known for his role as the machiavellian businessman John Wilder in the drama series "The Plane Makers/The Power Game", a role which led to offers of company director jobs. Wymark, however, was a gentle man in real life, self-confessedly ignorant of business matters, who considered the Wilder character to be a "bastard" and was described by his wife as "the most inefficient, dreamy muddler in the world." [ [http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/drama/planemakers.htm Nostalgia Central ] ]

At one point he was considered as a replacement for William Hartnell on "Doctor Who." [ [http://www.shannonsullivan.com/drwho/serials/cc.html A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Smugglers ] ]

Wymark was married to Olwen Wymark, a American playwright living in London who has authored numerous plays, including "Brezhnev's Children". They had four children, including actress Jane Wymark.

Wymark died of a heart attack on 20 October 1970, in Melbourne, Australia, aged 44.

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