Hayward Morse

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Hayward Morse
Born Hayward Barry Morse
London, England UK
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) Barry Morse
Sydney Sturgess
Website http://www.anthonywynn.com/haywardmorse

Hayward Morse is a British stage and voice actor. His career began on CBC television and with numerous stage performances in Canada and the United States. He made his USA television debut in 1959 with Ingrid Bergman in the critically acclaimed film The Turn of the Screw. This was the first teleplay to be broadcast in color on the NBC network.

Background[edit]

Morse is the son of actors Barry Morse and Sydney Sturgess and brother of Melanie Morse MacQuarrie. He received a scholarship at the age of 16 to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, receiving the prestigious 'Silver Medal' award upon graduation.

Career[edit]

He made his London West End debut in the original production of Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw at the Queen's Theatre in 1969 with Sir Ralph Richardson, Stanley Baxter, and Coral Browne.

He received a Best Supporting Actor Antoinette Perry 'Tony' award nomination for his performance in Simon Gray's Butley on Broadway, starred in the first stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, the Bristol Old Vic production of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, and has appeared in many of William Shakespeare's plays internationally. Other stage roles include 'Hercule Poirot' in Alibi, the dual roles of 'Aunt' and 'Nephew' in Travels With My Aunt, Sleuth, and I Ought to be in Pictures. Morse appeared as 'Bosie' in the North American premiere of Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship by Anthony Wynn alongside his father, Barry Morse ('Bernard').

A noted voice artist, Hayward Morse has recorded hundreds of audio books, including the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Robbins, Bernard Cornwell, Jackie Collins, Arthur C. Clarke, and Mickey Spillane.

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