CHRIS MCMASTER

1925 - 1996

Writing as: Chris McMaster


According to the obituary in the Irish Times: "hristopher McMaster, who died recently at his home in Hampshire at the age of 70, was a distinguished television director, although his earlier career was spent as an actor in Ireland, Britain and Australia. He was born in London in 1925, the first child and only son of the actor manager Anew McMaster and his wife Marjorie Wilmore, who had just founded the touring company which they ran until the late 1950s. Christopher's godparents were Ivor Novello and Constance Collier.

He was one of few actors actually born in that proverbially invoked maternity ward of the theatrical profession, the property basket. He was carried on stage in several productions in which babies were preferred to the customary bundles of cloth, but made his first important appearance at the age of seven at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, as Marcius, son of Coriolanus, his father having been engaged as the principal actor for the 1933 season."



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