Wolfit, Donald

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Wolfit, Donald Gender: M
Woolfitt, Donald
born on 20 April 1902 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Newark-Upon-Trent, England, 53n05, 0w49
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°14' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°29 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 26°58'


British distinguished thespian and manager who, having brought Shakespeare to the provinces, gave both enjoyable and hammy performances in films. His 20 films include "Drake Of England," 1935, "The Ringer," 1952, "Svengali," 1954, "Room At The Top," 1959 and "Decline And Fall," 1968. It is rumored that Albert Finney's performance in the film, "The Dresser," may have been based on Wolfit.

In 1955 he wrote an autobiography entitled "First Interval." He was knighted in 1957. A biography written by Ronald Harwood, "The Knight Has Been Unruly" was released in 1970, after Wolfit's death.

Died on 2/17/1968, London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1935 (Film appearance)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (Autobiography released)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Ronald Harwood, "Sir Donald Wolfit," 1971, p.5.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (20 films)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater presence)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Manager/ Agent (Manager)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (First Interval)