Gawn Grainger (1937)

Mr Gawn Grainger (Male)

Nationality: Scottish


Born: 12 October 1937   Confidence Level  

Stage, television, film and radio actor and playwright. Grainger worked in rep in Scotland before joining the Old Vic company under Laurence Olivier in 1972. Much of his stage career has been based in London and at the National theatre. He has authored a number of plays, including Four to One (1976), Vamp Till Ready (1978), Lies in Plastic Smiles (1979) and Paradise Lost (1980). He is one of very few actors who have acted beside Pinter in a Pinter play, have been directed by Pinter in a Pinter play and have been directed by Pinter in a play by a different author. An interview with Grainger was conducted by Alexander Lass in November 2020 for the Pinter Legacies project, which can be read here.

Training and Education

Drama school

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts   (Training & Education | Est. 1911)

23 Goswell Rd, London EC1M 7AJ, England

Other Names

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Appears In

Next of Kin (1974)
Stephen Lloyd (Age: Not Specified, Male)


Party Time (Premiere: Almeida Theatre) (1991)
Douglas (Age: Not Specified, Male)

for characters 'of fifty' such as Douglas shall we select 'early fifties'?


Mountain Language (Almeida) (1991)
Prisoner (Age: Not specified, Male)


No Man's Land (Almeida) (1992)
Briggs (Age: thirties, Male)


Taking Sides (1995)
Helmuth Rode (Age: late forties, Male)


Voices (2005)
Prisoner (Age: Not specified, Male)

There were no character names given in the listings or descriptions of this broadcast. These are identified characters from the original plays.


Happy Birthday, Harold (Harold Pinter Theatre) (2018)
Reader (Age: Not Specified)

Grainger read from ‘Mac’


Linked People

Zoë Wanamaker (1949)

Relationship: Spouse


Janet Key (1945 - 1992)

Relationship: Spouse

1970-92 (her death).

Linked Awards

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Interview With Gawn Grainger, conducted By Alexander Lass, November 2020 (PDF)

Type: Interview

IMdB: 'Other Works' (URL)

Type: Summary Information

External Link:

A list of Grainger's work in the theatre


Wikipedia website