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Douglas Campbell and son Torquil in the 1994 Bard on the Beach production of Shakespeare's King Lear.
Douglas Campbell and son Torquil in the 1994 Bard on the Beach production of Shakespeare's King Lear.

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Actor Douglas Campbell dead at 87 Add to ...

Douglas Campbell, a Glasgow-born actor known for his long association with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, has died at age 87.

A spokeswoman at the southwestern Ontario theatre festival confirmed the actor's death.

Campbell joined the Stratford company in 1953 and performed for 25 seasons. His major roles included Falstaff, Othello and Oedipus Rex.

His son, Benedict, is a member of the Shaw theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Campbell's accolades include the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

Campbell died in Montreal.

In 1954, he founded the Canadian Players, a touring group borne from the Stratford festival. He also appeared in the CBC-TV show The Great Detective in the late 1970s.

He leaves his wife Moira Wylie and six children.

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