Max Adrian

Last updated 09 January 2020

Max Adrian (1903-1973)
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Max Adrian

Born: Sunday 1st November 1903
Died: Friday 19th January 1973 (age: 69)


Max Adrian was an Irish stage, film and television actor and singer. He was a founding member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and theNational Theatre.

In addition to his success as a character actor in classical drama, he was known for his work as a singer and comic actor in revue and musicals, and in one-man shows about George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert and Sullivan, and in cinema and television films, notably Ken Russell's Song of Summer. 

He also appeared in the Doctor Who story The Myth Makers as King Priam.