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Robin Phillips
Born 28 February 1942 (1942-02-28) (age 67)
Haslemere, Surrey, England
Occupation Actor, film director

Robin Phillips (28 February 1942) is an English actor and director.

Phillips was born in Haslemere, Surrey, the son of EllenAnne (née Barfoot) and James William Phillips.[1] He trained at the Bristol Old Vic and worked as an actor and director for many years in the United Kingdom, finishing as Artistic Director at the Greenwich Theatre from 1973 to 1975. He was hired as Artistic Director at the Stratford Festival in 1975, where he spent six seasons directing many landmark productions and cultivating new talent. Actors Maggie Smith, Richard Monette, Martha Henry, Brian Bedford and many others were prominently featured during his tenure, and many of his Shakespearean, classical, and contemporary productions won widespread acclaim.[2][3]

When he resigned from Stratford during the 1980 season, exhaustion was cited as the primary reason for his departure.[4] He later would become Artistic Director at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario and return to Stratford to direct the Young Company in 1987 and 1988. He was also Director General at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton from 1990 to 1995.

In more recent years, Phillips directed a musical version of Jekyll & Hyde (1997) on Broadway (winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for his contribution to the scenic design); Long Days Journey into Night in London's West End in 2000; and a stage version of Larry's Party at Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre in 2001.





  1. ^ Robin Phillips Biography (1942-)
  2. ^ Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Maurice Good. Every inch a Lear: a rehearsal journal of "King Lear" with Peter Ustinov and the Stratford Festival Company directed by Robin Phillips. Sono Nis Press, 1982. ISBN 9780919203266
  4. ^ Martin Knelman, A Stratford Tempest. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982, 240 p. ISBN 9780771045424

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