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'''Ian Calvin''' was an English actor.
 
'''Ian Calvin''' was an English actor.
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Predominantly a stage actor, Calvin appeared in a number of musical productions.
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Born Ian Wilson, he predominantly a stage actor, appeared in a number of musical productions.
   
   
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Ian played the Prince in no less than 13 theatre productions, including 3 different versions of Snow White for John Farrow, and as Prince Charming at the Swansea Grand
 
Ian played the Prince in no less than 13 theatre productions, including 3 different versions of Snow White for John Farrow, and as Prince Charming at the Swansea Grand
   
Ian has worked in the West End as well as around the UK, including Swansea Grand Theatre, Southend, Southsea, and Eastbourne (his hometown) at The Royal Hippodrome, Winter Gardens, The Congress and Devonshire Park Theatre
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Ian has worked in the West End as well as around the UK, including Swansea Grand Theatre, Southend, Southsea, and Eastbourne (his hometown) at The Royal Theatre
   
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London
He performed with Andre Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London
 
   
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Japan.
Ian performed in Oliver! And toured in Japan.
 
   
Other performances include the Dancing Years and a Revue at The Mayfair London.
 
   
In the summer of 1978 Ian was performing in Margate and has just returned from a caberet tour of Scandinavia.
 
   
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[[1987]].
Ian sadly passed away in February 1987 whilst performing in Les Miserables as original cast member aged just 43.
 
   
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23<sup>rd</sup> November 1985, Barbican Theatre, London.
== Past productions ==
 
   
 
* Prince CharminCalvin passed away in CinderellaDecember 1977 – January 1978, Plaza Southend-on-Sea.
* Les Miserables1985 – 1986, Barbican Theatre, London.
 
* Babet;Fauchelevent / Constable; Traveller, Les Miserables, Royal Shakespeare Company4<sup>th</sup> December 1985 <small>(press night)</small>, Palace Theatre, London.
 
* Constable; Traveller, Les Miserables, Royal Shakespeare Company8<sup>th</sup> October <small>(press night)</small> – 23<sup>rd</sup> November 1985, Barbican Theatre, London.
 
* Show Boat, Northcott Theatre Companyended 4<sup>th</sup> February 1984, Northcott Theatre, Exeter.
 
* Prince Charming, CinderellaDecember 1977 – January 1978, Plaza Southend-on-Sea.
 
 
* Prince Valentine, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Impresarious limited10<sup>th</sup> April – ? 1978, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
 
* Prince Valentine, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Impresarious limited10<sup>th</sup> April – ? 1978, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
 
* Prince Charming, CindrellaDecember 1976 – January 1977, King’s Theatre, Southsea.
 
* Prince Charming, CindrellaDecember 1976 – January 1977, King’s Theatre, Southsea.

Revision as of 11:17, 9 February 2021


Ian Calvin was an English actor.

Biography

Born Ian Wilson, he predominantly a stage actor, appeared in a number of musical productions.


Ian Calvin (Ian Wilson) began his acting career in the 1960s the earliest record is him performing as a singer in Charlies Girl at The Adelephi Theatre London

He later travelled to Paris and sang for Michele Le Grand for a film musical.

Ian played the Prince in no less than 13 theatre productions, including 3 different versions of Snow White for John Farrow, and as Prince Charming at the Swansea Grand

Ian has worked in the West End as well as around the UK, including Swansea Grand Theatre, Southend, Southsea, and Eastbourne (his hometown) at The Royal Theatre

London

Japan.


1987.

23rd November 1985, Barbican Theatre, London.
  • Prince CharminCalvin passed away in CinderellaDecember 1977 – January 1978, Plaza Southend-on-Sea.
  • Prince Valentine, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Impresarious limited10th April – ? 1978, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
  • Prince Charming, CindrellaDecember 1976 – January 1977, King’s Theatre, Southsea.
  • Fol De Rols1977, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
  • Prince Charming, Cinderella, Swanseaended 1972, Swansea Grand Theatre.
  • Oliver!, Toho productions1968, Tokyo Japan.
  • Singer, Charlie Girl by Ray Cooney, David Heneker, John Taylor, Ross Taylor, Hugh Williams, and Margaret Williamsstarted 1965, London.
  • The Dancing Years, by Ivor Novellodates unknown, London.
  • A Revuedates unknown, Mayfair Theatre, London.


Calvin passed away in 1987 whilst performing in Les Misérables.

Singing

Calvin originated the role of Babet in the London cast of Les Misérables, where he also portrayed a Constable and a Traveller.

Stage

Charlie Girl (1965)

Les Misérables (1985)

Babet (originated the role)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • Attack on the Rue Plumet (contains solo lines)
Constable (originated the role)
  • Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven (contains solo lines)
Traveller
  • Master of the House
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