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Obituary: Hugh Whitemore – ‘Breaking the Code playwright’

One of my father Richard Vernon’s successes on stage was Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore in which he played Mr Stewart from MI5 opposite Judi Dench and Michael Williams.

Hugh Whitemore. Photo: Victoria Gray

Hugh Whitemore. Photo: Victoria Gray

Like many other playwrights and screenwriters, Hugh Whitemore originally wanted to be an actor. He trained at RADA, where one of his tutors, Peter Barkworth, tried to let him down lightly by saying that, while he had the potential to make a great contribution to the theatre, acting might not be the answer…

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2 comments on “Obituary: Hugh Whitemore – ‘Breaking the Code playwright’

  1. beetleypete
    07/26/2018

    Mention of your father reminded me that I watched ‘The Servant’ again a few days ago. He was very good as Lord Mounset, playing with superb nuance.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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