David Oxley

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David Oxley (1920-1985). English-born actor.


David was born on November 7, 1920 in Wellington, Somerset, England. He trained at the Central School, London. He died on October 30, 1985 in Malaga, Spain.


He went to Stratford-on-Avon after completing his studies, where he worked under directors Peter Brook [1] and Michael Benthall[2]. After a spell of repertory, he made his first West End appearance in Medea with Eileen Hurley, directed by John Gielgud.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He starred as Higgins in ACT’s production of My Fair Lady, together with Diane Todd, at the Empire Theatre in 1962. It played to 234 packed houses before repeating its success in Cape Town and Durban.

He played a season with NAPAC followed by fourteen weeks at the Brooke Theatre of A Man and his Wife in 1972.

Alonso in The Tempest, Maynardville 1973.


The Tempest theatre programme, Maynardville, 1973.

Tucker, 1997.

IMDb [3].

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