Campbell Cotts

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Campbell Cotts
Campbell Cotts.jpg
Portrait by John Vere Brown, 1957
BornWilliam Campbell Cotts
21 April 1902
Fondebosch, South Africa
Died19 February 1964 (aged 61)
London, England
Other namesSir William Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, 2nd Baronet
OccupationActor, writer, barrister
Years active1947–1962 (film & TV)
Spouse(s)Princess Hélène Marie de la Trémoïlle
(m. 1934;div. 1939)

Campbell Cotts (real name Sir William Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, Baronet) (1902–1964) was a South African-born actor of British stage, film and television.[1][2][3] A former barrister and a published poet, Cotts studied at Cambridge and fought in WW II, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).[4][5] His acting roles included a Broadway appearance opposite Katharine Hepburn in a revival of Shaw's The Millionairess at the Shubert Theatre in 1952.[6]

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  1. ^ Chibnall p.334
  2. ^ "Campbell Cotts".
  3. ^ "Campbell Cotts - Theatricalia".
  4. ^ "Surrender to Dreams by Campbell Mitchell Cotts - AbeBooks".
  5. ^ "Person Page".
  6. ^ League, The Broadway. "The Millionairess – Broadway Play – 1952 Revival - IBDB".


  • Steve Chibnall. J. Lee Thompson. Manchester University Press, 2000.

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