Francis Compton

Francis Sydney Compton Mackenzie born May 4th 1885 Malvern Worcestershire, died September 18th 1964.

Married: 1st Peggy Dundas, Australia, 1 daughter, (Jean Compton Mackenzie).
2nd. Mary Wetmore Wells, ballet teacher, 3 sons, 1 daughter.

Served British Army, 18th London Regiment, 1915 - 1919; Military Cross, 1918.

Member of AEA, AFTRA and SAG.


Trip in The School For Scandal for The Compton Comedy Company, Theatre Royal, Leamington, England, November 1904.
Toured Australia and New Zealand in repertory productions of The Gay Gordons, Everywoman and The Gay Grizette 1910-1911.
Toured USA as the Ballet Master in Compton Mackenzie's adaptation of Carnival, 1912.
Doctor in The Whip, Manhattan Opera House, November 1912 (Broadway debut) and the
Clergyman in the same production on tour, 1913-1914.
The Doctor in The Lost Leader, Greenwich Village Theatre, N.Y.C. November 11th 1919.
Played in Robert Mantell's Shakespearean (repertory) productions on tour 1920.
Ruddock in Canadian tour of Grumpy 1921.
Played in stock companies at The Empress Theatre, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, 1922 - 1923, the Copley Theatre, Boston Mass., 1924 and the Northampton, (Mass.) Theatre 1925, and on tour as Hasdrubal in The Road to Rome, 1927.

1928 (April 2nd), Oliver in March Hares, Little, N.Y.C.
1928 (October 15th) Prince Mohammed Ali in The K Guy, Biltmore.
1928 (December 31st) Constable Gregory in Lady Dedlock, Ambassador.
1929 (June 29th) temporarily replaced Harry Beresford as P.C.Mallet in The Perfect Alibi, Charles Hopkins Theatre.

1931 (March 23rd) Sergeant in The Silent Witness, Morosco.
1934 (March 6th) RAF Major in Yellow Jack, Martin Beck Theatre.
1934 (Summer) appeared in stock as Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra, Suffern Theatre N.Y.
1934 (October 25th) Smoke Room Steward in Between Two Worlds, Belasco, N.Y.C.
1935 (January 28th) Lieutenant Adelby R.A.F. in Prisoners of War, Ritz.
1935 (January 28th) Captain Graham in The Distant Shore, Ritz.
1935 (April 23rd) Mr Foster in Kind Lady, Booth.
1936 (March 24th) Achille Weber in Idiot's Delight, Shubert Theatre and on tour.
1937 (October 6th) Howard Evans in To Quito and Back, Guild Theatre, N.Y.C.
1938 (January 25th) Sir Berkeley Nightingale in Bachelor Born, Morosco Theatre and on tour.
1939 - 1940 (Summers) Played two seasons of stock at the Elitch Gardens Theatre, Denver, Colorado.
1941 (November 12th) Lord Temperley in Theatre, Hudson Theatre, N.Y.C.
1942 (touring) Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew.
1943 (January 29th) Colonel Humphrey in The Patriots, Natl.Theatre, N.Y.C.
1945 (May 22nd) Brabantio in Othello, N.Y. City Ctr.
1945 (October 29th) Peter O'Neill in The Next Half Hour, Empire Theatre.
1946 (March 26th) Dr Dozous in The Song of Bernadette, Belasco Theatre.
1946 (October 8th) Carbon de Castel-Jaloux in Cyrano de Bergerac, Alvin Theatre.
1947 - 48 (touring) Davenport in The Late Christopher Bean, opened Civic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, October 20th 1947, closed Music Hall, Kansas City, Montana, January 17th 1948.
1948 (April 28th) Johann Dowonitschek in The Play's the Thing, Booth Theatre, N.Y.C.
1948 (December 4th) the Prince in Red Gloves, Mansfield Theatre.
1949 (May 4th) Lester MacMichaels in Mrs Gibbons' Boys, Music Box Theatre.
1949 (October 29th) Father Coronil in Montserrat, Fulton Theatre.
1950 (November 23rd) Joshua in Ring Round the Moon, Martin Beck Theatre.
1951 (February 1st) Trump in The Green Bay Tree, John Golden Theatre.
1951 (November 24th) Victor in Gigi, Fulton Theatre.
1953 (January 3rd) succeeded Philip Coolidge as Omar in Kismet, Ziegfeld Theatre.
1954 (December 16th) succeeded Horace Braham as Mr Justice Wainwright in Witness for the Prosecution, Henry Miller's Theatre.
1957 (January 3rd) Samuel Judah in Small War on Murray Hill, Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
1957 (October 15th) Captain Cat in Under Milkwood, Henry Miller's Theatre.
1958 (May 1st) Gregory in Jane Eyre, Belasco Theatre.
1962 (January 10th) Pyramus in Romulus, Music Box Theatre.
1962 (September 20th) G.H.Winslow in The Affair, Henry Miller's Theatre.
1963 (March 20th) Calon in The Lady of the Camellias, Winter Garden.


1941, Mr and Mrs Smith, RKO.
1941, They Met in Bombay, MGM.
1957, Witness for the Prosecution, UA.

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