Victor Spinetti Actor - Theatre Director WriterDate of Birth: 2nd September 1933Place of Birth: Cwm, Blaenau, Gwent
Victor was born to an Italian father (Giuseppe) and a Welsh mother (Lily) nee Watson, who were the proprietors of a fish & Chip shop in Cwm. He trained at the Collage of Music and Drama, Cardiff of which today he has become a Fellow. He has appeared in many notable West End stage plays and musicals, including Fings Aint Wot They Used T Be, The Odd Couple, & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Victor received a Tony Award for the portrayal of the obnoxious Sergeant in the play Oh! What A Lovely War, on Broadway, New York. More recently he has received much critical acclaim for his performances as Albert Einstein in the play Alberts Boy and his own one man show, A Very Private Diary.
Victors appearances in three of the Beatles films, A Hard Days Night , Help & Magical Mystery Tour, made him a hugely recognised star world wide, and these roles bestowed upon him the long lasting respect and friendship of John, Paul, George & Ringo.
Victor has appeared in more than 30 films altogether including: Taming of the Shrew, Voyage of the Damned, The Return of the Pink Panther, Becket & Dylan Thomass, Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton.