Hilton Edwards (2 February 1903 – 18 November 1982) was an English-born Irish actor, lighting designer and theatrical producer. He was the son of Thomas George Cecil Edwards and Emily Edwards (born Murphy).
Edwards was born in
London. He appeared in 15 films, including (1955), Captain Lightfoot (1960), David and Goliath (1961) and Victim (1967). He also wrote and directed Half a Sixpence Orson Welles's (1951). However, he was primarily known for his theatre work; he was nominated for a Return to Glennascaul Tony Award in 1966 for Best Director of a Drama for Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Along with his romantic partner,
Micheál MacLiammóir, Edwards co-founded the Gate Theatre in Dublin. In 1961, he became the first Head of Drama at Telefís Éireann and, a year later, he won a Jacob's Award for his television series, Self Portrait. [1 ]
Edwards and MacLiammoir were the subject of a biography, titled
The Boys by Christophor Fitz-Simon. Hilton Edwards died in Dublin, Ireland.
Selected filmography [ edit ]
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^ The Irish Times, "BBC wins award for Hancock series in first T.E. critics' selection", 5 December 1962
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