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Godfrey Kenton

Godfrey William Kenton (April 13, 1902 - April 27, 1998)[1] was a stage actor, making only rare appearances on big and small screen.[2] He also made three two-year periods with the BBC Drama Repertory Company, the first being in World War II.[1] During the second, in 1955 and 1956, he was cast as Aragorn in Terence Tiller's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.[3] In the second half, of 1956, he also provided the voice of Mablung.[4]

[edit] Roles

  • 1955: The Fellowship of the Ring
    • Episode 3: "Aragorn" - Aragorn
    • Episode 4: "Many Meetings" - Aragorn
    • Episode 5: "The Moria Gate" - Aragorn
    • Episode 6: "The Breaking of the Fellowship" - Aragorn
  • 1956: The Lord of the Rings
    • Episode 1: "Fangorn" - Aragorn
    • Episode 2: "Rohan and Isengard" - Aragorn
    • Episode 3: "Into the Dark" - Mablung
    • Episode 4: "The Siege of Gondor" - Aragorn
    • Episode 5: "Minas Tirith and Mount Doom" - Aragorn

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Bebb "Obituary: Godfrey Kenton", published in The Independent, May 15, 1998
  2. Godfrey Kenton at IMDb
  3. Radio Times, Volume 129, No. 1672, November 25, 1955
  4. Radio Times, Volume 133, No. 1725, November 30, 1956

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