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Norman Read


Competition walker from New Zealand who all won a silver medal on the 1956 Olympics. He wasn’t a genuine selection for the 1956 Olympics but discovered his way in to the 50 km walk competition, where he gained his precious metal medal. He gained a bronze medal on the 1966 Commonwealth Video games. He was created in Britain but his family members transferred to New Zealand when he was under a decade old. On the 1956 Olympics, Australian Betty Cuthbert gained 3 silver medals in monitor events.

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Full Name Norman Read
Date Of Birth August 13, 1931
Died May 22, 1994, Pirongia, New Zealand
Place Of Birth England
Profession Race Walker
Nationality New Zealand
Star Sign Leo

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Cover Her Face1985TV Mini-SeriesSimon Maxie
Sorrell and Son1984TV Mini-SeriesDr. Wheelan
All for Love1983TV SeriesMajor Fitzgerald
Diamonds1981TV SeriesJoseph Coleman
The Mirror Crack'd1980Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Play for Today1979TV SeriesTim Featherstone
International Velvet1978Team Doctor
Kate1972TV SeriesDr. de Krusco
Trial1971TV SeriesCharles Watersafe
Callan1969TV SeriesKoralin
Sherlock Holmes1968TV SeriesReginald Musgrave
Softly Softly1968TV SeriesSparkleigh
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1967TV SeriesMelville Lang Esq. QC
The Rat Patrol1966TV SeriesMoffitt's Father
The Fighting Prince of Donegal1966Sir John Perrott
The Projected Man1966Dr. L.G. Blanchard
Saul e David1964King Saul
The Fall of the Roman Empire1964Virgilianus
Walk in the Shadow1962Counsel for the Crown
Masters of Venus1962Dr. Ballantyne
The Guns of Navarone1961Group Captain
An Honourable Murder1960Brutus Smith
Night Train for Inverness1960Roy Lewis
Portrait of a Sinner1959David Fraser
The Bandit of Zhobe1959Maj. Crowley
Five Names for Johnny1957TV SeriesDr. Mark Willoughby
The Flesh Is Weak1957Inspector Kingcombe
No Road Back1957Insp. Harris
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1952-1956TV SeriesRobert Crosbie / Cast member 'The Island of Cipango'
Teenage Bad Girl1956Hugh Manning
Richard III1955Catesby
Romeo and Juliet1954Paris
The Master Plan1954Col. Mark Cleaver
The Lover1954TV ShortThe Lover
The Dancing Bear1954TV SeriesCaptain Peter Trueman
Edge of Divorce1953Bill Ogden
The Ringer1952Inspector Bliss
Ivanhoe1952King Richard
Quo Vadis1951Nerva
The Angel with the Trumpet1950Prince Rudolf
Madeleine1950William Minnoch
All Over the Town1949Nat Hearn
Look Before You Love1948Ashley Morehouse
Hamlet1948Horatio - His Friend
This England1941uncredited
When We Are Married1938TV MovieRev. Clement Mercer
The Five Pound Man1937Lodge Keeper
The Way to the Sea1936ShortCommentator (voice)



Ivanhoe1952performer: "The Song of Ivanhoe" 1952 - uncredited



Variety1947TV SeriesHimself - Compere

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Hamlet Revisited: Approaches to Hamlet1970TV Movie documentaryHoratio
Great Acting: Laurence Olivier1966TV Movie documentaryHoratio in 1948 "Hamlet"

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