Veteran Theatre, Film, and Television Actor to Perform in Morristown

by Tim Goins

Two time Emmy nominee and long time veteran of stage and film to perform a special one night only engagement for local residents on Friday, September 10th at 7PM.

British Actor George Innes began his stage career in the 1960s at The National Theatre of Great Britain under the direction of Sir Laurence Olivier. Over the decades, he has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the United States and throughout Europe. In 2009, Mr. Innes created his one man show "Tribute" based on Sir John Gielgud's "Ages of Man" incorporating certain scenes and sonnets from Shakespeare. To date, Innes has performed "Tribute" in Edinburgh, London, and in New York City's prestigious Players club.

So, how does Morristown land on the radar of such notable talent? The show is actually a continuing part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of one of Morristown's highest rated private Christian schools. Morristown Covenant Academy was founded in 1985 with the goal of offering the best Christ-centered education opportunities available. "Not only is MCA one of the top rated TANAS schools around, we take pride in remaining among the most affordable." explains MCA principle Debra Cooper. "We are proud to sponsor this show as a sort of 'Thank You' to the community for their support, and to highlight the important role of the arts in education."

George Innes' work in front of the camera includes over 200 television shows and movies. His television career has spanned the Atlantic with hit shows on the BBC (“Upstairs, Downstairs,” “I, Claudius”) and roles on such hit US television series as "Hill St. Blues,” "Magnum, P.I.", and "MASH". His early movie roles include "Billy Liar" and the original "The Italian Job" (1968). Recent film works have put George Innes on screen with Russell Crowe in "Master and Commander", Robert De Niro in "Stardust", and Kate Blanchet in "Elizabeth, the Golden Age."

George Innes is also a member of The Players in New York alongside with such notables as Tony Bennett, Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Spacey, and Peter O'Toole to name a few.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ! "Tribute" by George Innes will be held on Friday, September 10th at 7PM on the stage of the Gateway Church behind Fred Miller Park. 502 S Jackson St. The program runs approximately 2 hours including an intermission, and Mr. Innes will remain after the show to mingle with audience members.

Quotes of Reviews from "Tribute"

“With his (George Innes) excellent new show, “Tribute,” he brings his fine talent to the great roles of Shakespeare, including Hamlet, Romeo, Richard II, Macbeth and King Lear. In Mr. Innes’ skilled hands, famous soliloquies regain their luminous beauty, poetry and keen insight into human nature. Don’t miss the show!”               -John Martello, Producer and Executive Director (The players) NYC

“Innes is a consummate and incredible actor, embodying over 50 Shakespearean characters…Emotions wrack and rage through him at various intervals…Shakespeare paradise…”      -Edinburgh Fringe Review, 5 Stars

“So well performed by the excellent George Innes” -The Scotsman

“…the whole show centers around a superb talent: not Gielgud’s but that of George Innes. The veteran performer has a marvelously warming presence with a deep velvet voice that could make a line from Avenue Q sound profound… Far from being afraid of those iconic words, Innes tears through the material with an excellent grasp of emotion and the kind of lyrical confidence that only a man of his age and experience could manage…’Tribute’ is really a display of extraordinary talent.” -Remote Goat, London (popular theater website)

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