Gender
Male
Born
Feb 16, 1935
Morley, ENGLAND
Died
Jan 13, 2016
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Performer Director
Relations
Husband of
Tim MacDonald (partner for 30 years; married 2013-Brian's death)
  • CREDITS
    The Importance of Being Earnest (Jan 13, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011)
    • Directed by Brian Bedford
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Lady Bracknell]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Tartuffe (Jan 09, 2003 - Feb 23, 2003)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Orgon]
    PlayComedy FarceRevival
    London Assurance (Apr 30, 1997 - Jun 29, 1997)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sir Harcourt Courtly]
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Molière Comedies (Feb 02, 1995 - Mar 26, 1995)
    • The School for Husbands
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sganarelle]
    PlayFarceRevival
    • The Imaginary Cuckold
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sganerelle]
    PlayFarceRevival
    Timon of Athens (Nov 04, 1993 - Dec 05, 1993)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Timon]
    PlayTragedyOriginal
    Two Shakespearean Actors (Jan 16, 1992 - Feb 09, 1992)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Williams Charles Macready]
    PlayOriginal
    The Misanthrope (Jan 27, 1983 - Mar 27, 1983)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Alceste]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Jumpers (Apr 22, 1974 - Jun 01, 1974)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [George]
    PlayFarceOriginal
    The School for Wives (Feb 16, 1971 - May 29, 1971)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Arnolphe]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Private Lives (Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Elyot Chase]
    PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
    The Misanthrope (Oct 09, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Acaste]
    PlayRevival
    The Cocktail Party (Oct 07, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Edward Chamberlayne]
    PlayDramaRevival
    The Seven Descents of Myrtle (Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [Lot]
    PlayOriginal
    The Unknown Soldier and His Wife (Jul 06, 1967 - Nov 12, 1967)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [General]
    PlayOriginal
    The Astrakhan Coat (Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967)
    • Performer: Brian Bedford [James]
    PlayOriginal
    The Private Ear and The Public Eye (Oct 09, 1963 - Feb 29, 1964)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford ["Tchaik"]
    PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
    Lord Pengo (Nov 19, 1962 - Apr 20, 1963)
    • Also Starring: Brian Bedford [Derek Pengo]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Five Finger Exercise (Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960)
    • Also Starring: Brian Bedford [Clive Harrington]
    PlayOriginal
    Deathtrap (Nov 13, 1978 - Mar 01, 1980)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sidney Bruhl]
    PlayMystery Thriller ComedyOriginal
    Equus (Nov 13, 1975 - Apr 24, 1977)
    • Starring: Brian Bedford [Martin Dysart]
    PlayDramaOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

    2011 | Nominee  | The Importance of Being Earnest
    Starring: Brian Bedford
     

    Best Actor in Play

    2003 | Nominee  | Tartuffe
    Starring: Brian Bedford
     

    Best Actor in Play

    1997 | Nominee  | London Assurance
    Starring: Brian Bedford
     

    Best Actor in Play

    1995 | Nominee  | The Molière Comedies
    Starring: Brian Bedford
     

    Best Actor in Play

    1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
    Performer: Brian Bedford
     

    Best Actor in Play

    1992 | Nominee  | Two Shakespearean Actors
    Performer: Brian Bedford

    Best Actor in Play

    1971 | Winner  | The School for Wives
    Starring: Brian Bedford

    Drama Desk Award

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    2011 | Winner  | The Importance of Being Earnest
    Starring: Brian Bedford
     

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
    Performer: Brian Bedford

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    1992 | Winner  | Two Shakespearean Actors
    Performer: Brian Bedford

    Outstanding Performance

    1974 | Winner  | Jumpers
    Performer: Brian Bedford

    Outstanding Performance

    1971 | Winner  | The School for Wives
    Starring: Brian Bedford

    Outstanding Performance

    1970 | Winner  | Private Lives
    Performer: Brian Bedford

    Outstanding Performance

    1969 | Winner  | The Misanthrope
    Performer: Brian Bedford
The Importance of Being Earnest (Jan 13, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011)
  • Directed by Brian Bedford
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Lady Bracknell]
PlayComedyRevival
Tartuffe (Jan 09, 2003 - Feb 23, 2003)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Orgon]
PlayComedy FarceRevival
London Assurance (Apr 30, 1997 - Jun 29, 1997)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sir Harcourt Courtly]
PlayComedyRevival
The Molière Comedies (Feb 02, 1995 - Mar 26, 1995)
  • The School for Husbands
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sganarelle]
PlayFarceRevival
  • The Imaginary Cuckold
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sganerelle]
PlayFarceRevival
Timon of Athens (Nov 04, 1993 - Dec 05, 1993)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Timon]
PlayTragedyOriginal
Two Shakespearean Actors (Jan 16, 1992 - Feb 09, 1992)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Williams Charles Macready]
PlayOriginal
The Misanthrope (Jan 27, 1983 - Mar 27, 1983)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Alceste]
PlayComedyRevival
Jumpers (Apr 22, 1974 - Jun 01, 1974)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [George]
PlayFarceOriginal
The School for Wives (Feb 16, 1971 - May 29, 1971)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Arnolphe]
PlayComedyRevival
Private Lives (Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Elyot Chase]
PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
The Misanthrope (Oct 09, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Acaste]
PlayRevival
The Cocktail Party (Oct 07, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Edward Chamberlayne]
PlayDramaRevival
The Seven Descents of Myrtle (Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [Lot]
PlayOriginal
The Unknown Soldier and His Wife (Jul 06, 1967 - Nov 12, 1967)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [General]
PlayOriginal
The Astrakhan Coat (Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967)
  • Performer: Brian Bedford [James]
PlayOriginal
The Private Ear and The Public Eye (Oct 09, 1963 - Feb 29, 1964)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford ["Tchaik"]
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
Lord Pengo (Nov 19, 1962 - Apr 20, 1963)
  • Also Starring: Brian Bedford [Derek Pengo]
PlayComedyOriginal
Five Finger Exercise (Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960)
  • Also Starring: Brian Bedford [Clive Harrington]
PlayOriginal
Deathtrap (Nov 13, 1978 - Mar 01, 1980)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Sidney Bruhl]
PlayMystery Thriller ComedyOriginal
Equus (Nov 13, 1975 - Apr 24, 1977)
  • Starring: Brian Bedford [Martin Dysart]
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

2011 | Nominee  | The Importance of Being Earnest
Starring: Brian Bedford
 

Best Actor in Play

2003 | Nominee  | Tartuffe
Starring: Brian Bedford
 

Best Actor in Play

1997 | Nominee  | London Assurance
Starring: Brian Bedford
 

Best Actor in Play

1995 | Nominee  | The Molière Comedies
Starring: Brian Bedford
 

Best Actor in Play

1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
Performer: Brian Bedford
 

Best Actor in Play

1992 | Nominee  | Two Shakespearean Actors
Performer: Brian Bedford

Best Actor in Play

1971 | Winner  | The School for Wives
Starring: Brian Bedford

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

2011 | Winner  | The Importance of Being Earnest
Starring: Brian Bedford
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
Performer: Brian Bedford

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1992 | Winner  | Two Shakespearean Actors
Performer: Brian Bedford

Outstanding Performance

1974 | Winner  | Jumpers
Performer: Brian Bedford

Outstanding Performance

1971 | Winner  | The School for Wives
Starring: Brian Bedford

Outstanding Performance

1970 | Winner  | Private Lives
Performer: Brian Bedford

Outstanding Performance

1969 | Winner  | The Misanthrope
Performer: Brian Bedford

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