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Philip Remington died on September 30 1983

I first met Philip in a production of "School for Scandal" in the delightful small theatre of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, in 1959, and was struck then by the polish of his stage work. He had belonged to various theatre groups, including the Richmond Shakespeare Society and his own Barclays Bank drama society. Since moving to Ealing, he had appeared in a large number of plays there. I personally cherish his comedy, alongside Dorinne Ingram, in James Saunders' "Melanie Klein".

Only a week or two prior to his death, Phillip Remington appeared in a Questors production of "Period of Adjustment" by Tennessee Williams. This was significant, since no other interest had filled his life to the same extent as had his involvement in theatre. (For him, even his army reminiscences of the theatre of war, meant whatever plays had been put on at his prisoner-of-war camp.) He was consistently an excellent actor - and that is, I'm sure, how he'd like to be remembered.

A quiet man. who lived alone with his cat, Phillip Remington was a rare visitor to the Grapevine and a reluctant partygoer. However, those who worked with him and knew him well, remember with pleasure his good nature and - particularly - a very keen wit.

Paul Imbusch

1964 Altheim (rehearsed reading)
1964 Sweeney Todd
1965 The Silver King
1966 The Golden Savage
1967 Private Fires
1972 Transcending (workshop)
1973 As You Like It
1973 Watch on the Works
1974 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
1977 What the Butler Saw
1978 Penny for a Song
1979 The Entertainer
1979 It's All for the Best
1979 Jumpers
1980 The Girl in Melanie Klein
1981 Aladdin
1983 Period of Adjustment