United Kingdom: Royal Mail is celebrating the life of stage and screen actor Kenneth More
The postmark will appear on mail delivered nationwide on Saturday (20th September), the date of Kenneth’s 100th birthday.
More is one of the individuals commemorated on Royal Mail’s ‘Remarkable Lives’ stamps set. The set comprises 10 stamps and recognises people who have made a significant contribution to British society.
The postmark will say ‘Celebrating the life of Kenneth More, Remarkable Lives Stamps, 1914 -1982’.
About Kenneth More
Born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, More was educated on the island of Jersey. After some training as a civil engineer and an abortive attempt to become a fur-trapper in Canada, he took a job at the Windmill Theatre in London. Here his stage career began: he started to appear in comic interludes between the risqué shows. His ability to distil the characteristics of the Englishman led him to act for Noël Coward and to be selected for Terence Rattigan’s premiere of The Deep Blue Sea.
More was the actor who made the character of the middle-class Englishman his own. His career was founded upon carefully crafted roles which explored this seemingly banal individual, to communicate comedy and tragedy equally well.
He became widely known as the driver of a veteran motor car in Genevieve of 1953. Subsequently, he portrayed the Second World War pilot Douglas Bader in Reach for the Sky. More starred in several highly regarded films and television series, including Doctor in the House, The 39 Steps, The Forsyte Saga and Father Brown, and was one of the most popular British and international stars from the late 1950s through the 1970s.
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