Jack Lynn, A Reflection on My Life in Theatre

Jack Lynn, A Reflection on My Life in Theatre


At the
Tower Theater

Matinee November 7, 2004
Curtain Time 2:00 PM

Jack Lynn knows his way around a stage, and he's got the stories to prove it.

Returning from the Pitlochry Festival in Scotland, Jack Lynn brings his one man show to Roseville. This is his own story of a lilfe in the theatre, filled with humor, wit, and poignancy. Lynn has worked with (and befriended) some of the greatest names in drama. And his remembrances are a loving (and sometimes not-so-loving) look at the people who have spent thieir lives in theatre.

In a career that spans over seven decades, Lynn has worked with (and befriended) Sir John Gielgud, Charlton Heston, Tyrone Power, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Derek Jacobe, Paul Schofield, Alastair Sim, Dame Wendy Hiller, Vincent Price, Coral Brown, Trevor Howard, Robert Donat (who became Lynn's mentor), Robert Atkins, Sir Donald Sinden, and Stanley Holloway.

A list of his students include Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Barbara Rush, and Charles Bronson.

Born 1923

Joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 16.

Returned in 1960 as an instructor

Associate Director, head of Shakespeare Dept. at Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, becoming Dean of the College in 1956.

Producer of Knightsbridge Theatrical Productions with over 10 West End London shows, including Candida (withDeborah Kerr), Pygmallon (with Dame Diana Rigg and Bob Hoskins), Lord Quex (with Dame Judi Dench and directed by Sir John Gielgud), and Hamlet (with Sir Ian McKellen).

Last professional appearance on the London Stage was &(A Man for all Seasons) with Charlton Heston.

Last professional film appearance was as the Bookseller in Yentl with Barbra Streisand.