Gary Raymond

Gary Raymond was born in 1935 in London.   His first film was the swashbuckler “The Moonraker” with George Baker and Sylvia Syms in 1958.   He went on to star with Richard Burton in “Look Back in AAnger” and with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor in “Suddenly Last Summer”.   He played the title role in “The Playboy of the Western World” in 1962 with Siobhan McKenna as Pegeen Mike.   In 1965 he went to Hollywood to play St. Peter in “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and stayed to make the cult television series “The Rat Patrol”.   By the late 1960’s he was back in England again where he has had a long career on the stage and in movies and television.

Gary Brumburgh’s entry:

Born in Brixton, England in 1935, robust and good-looking Gary Raymond came from an acting family. Born Gary Barrymore Raymond, the youngest of three sons (one brother is a twin), his parents were music hall entertainers. Gary won a scholarship at the age of 11 to Gateway School in Leicaster, then graduated five years later and took on assorted odd jobs as a furrier and clerk while studying drama through the auspices of the London County Council.

He was accepted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and trained there until he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in the mid-50s. Amid the wealth of his Shakespearean repertoire include the roles of “Horatio”, “Claudius”, “Macbeth”, “Oberon”, “Benedick”, “Orlando” and “Antonio

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