George Thorne

Movie Actor

George Thorne was born in England on January 6th, 1856 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 66, George Thorne biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 6, 1856
Place of Birth
Death Date
Jul 24, 1922 (age 66)
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Film Actor, Opera Singer, Stage Actor
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George Thorne Life

George Tyrell Thorne (born 1856 – 24 July 1922) was an English singer and actor best known for his appearances in the Savoy Opera Company's comedic baritone roles, particularly on tour and in the original New York City productions.

Geraldine Thompson, a D'Oyly Carte chorister, married him.


George Thorne Career

Life and career

Thorne was born in Chertsey, Surrey, England. Richard Samuel Thorne, the Surrey Theatre's manager, was his father. Thomas Thorne, his elder brother, was an actor and stage manager, best known as the founding manager of London's Valiant Theatre. His uncle, Frank Gillmore, was the actor, and Ruth Gillmore and Margalo Gillmore, his great-nieces, were the actresses.

Thorne began his stage career at the age of two when he was still performing at the Theatre Royal, Margate, in the burlesque Medea. Early performances were followed by John Coleman's stock company in Leeds (1873–75); the Covent Garden pantomime (1874–75); and the Corinthian Theatre, Calcutta, where he appeared in 104 roles in six months in 1876.

Thorne first joined a D'Oyly Carte touring company in 1881, playing Captain Felix Flapper in Billee Taylor. Reginald Bunthorne, who grew up in England, toured Patience in 1881. He appeared in Edward Solomon and Henry Pottinger Stephens' Claude Duval's Blood-red Bill and then as Bunthorne from 1882 to 1983. Beatrice Thomas, a chorister in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1883, married Thorne Thomas, who appeared onstage as a chorister in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company under the stage name Geraldine Thompson. Thorne appeared as Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.A. in 1884. Pinafore, Major General Stanley of Penzance and Bunthorne, along with a D'Oyly Carte tour operator, expanded Lord Chancellor David Coney's presence in the Mikado in 1885.

Thorne performed The Mikado at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in 1885, where the company appeared in 1886. Geraldine Ulmar played Yum-Yum, Courtice Pounds as Nanki-Poo, and Fred Billington as Pooh-Bah. Arthur Sullivan composed a special pantomime orchestration for Thorne (stressing the bassoon portion) as an alternative to "The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring" (preserved in Sullivan's autograph score). Other artists from the D'Oyly Carte revived a pantomime encore later today.

Thorne, who returned from America in 1886, toured the British provinces and Europe as Sir Joseph and Ko-Koo until 1887. Ruddigore, the composer's wife, was then returned to England to rehearse the new opera. He appeared in two matinee performances at the Savoy Theatre and later traveled to New York to play Robin Oakapple, playing Robin in the same company that appeared in The Mikado in New York in 1885–86. He toured from 1887 to 1890 (with a break in late 1889 to early 1890, when he contracted typhoid fever), and later in The Yeomen of the Guard. Thorne created the tragic conclusion for that character, which was later adopted by the majority of portrayers of the role. Point was his favorite of the roles, according to him.

Thorne performed in The Sorcerer, Bunthorne, the Lord Chancellor, King Gama in Princess Ida, Ko-Ko, Jack Point, and the Duke of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers from 1890 to 1896. He appeared in Bumbo in The Nautch Girl (1892). He appeared in 1896 to 1897, as well as Scaphio in Utopia Limited and Rudolph in The Grand Duke. In 1898 to 1899, he toured in the United Kingdom. Thorne claims in his memoir Jots (1897), that he had opportunities to appear as Judge in Trial by Jury, which would imply that he appeared in all 13 extant Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

Thorne died in Edlesborough, Bedfordshire, at the age of 66. He is buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London, and is buried there.

Thorne wrote several pantomimes, several burlesques, two comedies, and two parody operas, as well as adaptations of several of Charles Dickens' novels for the stage. Jots (1897), he also wrote a book of reminiscences called Jots (1897).