William Needles Net Worth

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William Needles (George) William Needles, C.M., LL.D., actor and teacher, was born in 1919 in Yonkers, New York, and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. Ira Needles, his father, was president of BF Goodrich, Canada, and chancellor and a founder of the University of Waterloo. William received his theater training at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. After serving in the infantry in WWII (when, during the battle of Okinawa he recalls focusing on soliloquies from Hamlet and Henry V to keep his sanity), he performed in Toronto, first in radio drama and then television.A member of the acting company of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival since its inception in 1953, he has appeared in over one hundred roles with the company, among which are Albany in King Lear (1964 and 1972); the Duke of Venice in The Merchant of Venice (1996); the White King in Alice Through the Looking Glass (1996); the Lord Mayor in Richard III (1997); the Shepherd in Oedipus Rex (1997); Merriman in The Importance of Being Earnest (2000); Mortimer in Henry VI: Revenge in France (2002). Beginning with the Festival under Tyrone Guthrie, he has acted under eight artistic directors over the years. He has also appeared in over twenty motion pictures, including the CBC's Macbeth as Banquo opposite Sean Connery in the title role.Although not trained specifically for Elizabethan style or verse performance, he is widely recognized as a leading interpreter of Shakespeare. Asked how he acquired his skills, he credits the initial Stratford company of actors gathered by Tyrone Guthrie, including such notables as Sir Alec Guinness, Irene Worth, and Douglas Campbell (actor). "We learned from listening to those very, very capable English actors reading the verse and acting," he recalls. He has also given memorable performances as the Inquisitor in Shaw's Saint Joan and as the Chaplain in Brecht's Mother Courage. He has played in London and on stages across the North American continent, including the Manitoba Theater Center, South Coast Repertory in Southern California, and in New York.In the mid-1950s, Needles was one of five members of the actors' union, Canadian Actors Equity, to put a symbolic Canadian dollar into a pot to launch the Actors' Fund of Canada, which supports actors and other members of the theatrical professions in financial need. On November 15, 2000, the Governor General of Canada named Needles a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)., stating, "Vital to the heart and soul of the Stratford Festival, he has provided leadership and inspiration there for nearly 50 years." His Stratford company star is located in front of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford. He holds an honorary doctorate (LL.D.) from the University of Waterloo, and a certificate as a Master Teacher Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, where he taught acting for many years at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In 2012 he was the recipient of a Queen's Jubilee Medal.He has five child

Date Of Birth1919-01-01
Place Of BirthYonkers, New York, USA
1Stratford, Ontario, Canada [June 2007]
2He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on November 15, 2000 for his services to the performing arts in Canada.


Twelfth Night1964TV Movie
The Forest Rangers1963TV SeriesJoseph Kearney
Jake and the Kid: Political Dynamite1962Short
Playdate1962TV SeriesDoc
Charles Tupper: The Big Man1961ShortCharles Tupper
Macbeth1961TV MovieBanquo
R.C.M.P.1959TV Series
On Camera1955-1958TV Series
ITV Play of the Week1957TV SeriesMalcolm McBane
Omnibus1957TV SeriesOld Shepherd
First Performance1956TV SeriesMcLean
It's the Law1956TV Series
Man Against a Fungus1955ShortNarrator (voice)
Folio1955TV SeriesLennox
Encounter1952TV Series
The Taming of the Shrew1988TV MoviePedant
The Boys from Syracuse1986TV MovieMerchant of Syracuse
Pajama Tops1984TV MoviePolice Inspector
Spasms1983Dean Franklin
As You Like It1983TV MovieDuke Senior
The Great Detective1982TV SeriesChesteridge
The Naked Mind1974TV Series
Play for Today1970TV SeriesMr. David
Waiting for Caroline1969Stephen
Each Day That Comes1966Short


The Prison Community1965Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
A Is for Architecture1960Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Fishermen1959Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
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