Bill Bryden

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Bill Bryden
Born William Campbell Rough Bryden
(1942-04-12) 12 April 1942 (age 77)
Greenock, Scotland
Occupation Theatre director
Spouse(s) Deborah Morris (1970-1988) div
Angela Douglas (1988-present, married 2009)

William Campbell Rough Bryden CBE (born 12 April 1942, Greenock, Scotland) is a British stage- and film director and screenwriter.


He has worked as a director at the Royal Court Theatre (1967–1971), the Royal Lyceum Theatre (1972–1975), the National Theatre (1975–1985); and as a visiting director in Glasgow and New York. In 1990, he directed Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, at the Royal Opera House. He has also done work for film and television, as screenwriter, director and executive producer.

Personal life

He married Deborah Morris, a potter, in 1970 and they had two children. The couple divorced in 1988.

In 1988, he met actress Angela Douglas at a dinner party arranged by mutual friend Marsha Hunt.[1] They have lived together in west London since, and were married at City Hall, New York City in February 2009.[2]


Film director


  • 1975: Willy Rough, BBC Play for Today
  • 1975: Benny Lynch, Scenes from a Short Life : a Play [1]
  • 1977: Old Movies
  • 1980: The Long Riders (film)

Theatre director

Awards and nominations


  1. Fox, Sue (1994-08-14). "How We Met: Bill Bryden and Angela Douglas". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-05-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kay, Richard (2009-02-26). "At last! Angela ties the knot". London: daily Mail. Retrieved 2009-05-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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