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Romeo and Juliet
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Leonard Whiting (born June 30, 1950 in London, England) is a British actor who starred as Romeo in the 1968 Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet opposite Olivia Hussey`s Juliet, a role which earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actor. Whiting was born in the Wood Green area of London, England, the only son of Arthur Leonard Whiting and Peggy Joyce O`Sullivan. He has English, Irish, and some Gypsy ancestry. Whiting attended the St. Richard of Chichester School, Camden and graduated just a week or two before beginning work on Romeo and Juliet (1968). Whiting was spotted by an agent at a recording studio at the age of 12. After hearing him sing, the agent suggested he try out for Lionel Bart`s Oliver! which constantly needed replacement for its child performers. Whiting played the Artful Dodger in the long-running London musical for 18 months, and for 13 months appeared in the National Theatre production of Congreve`s "Love for Love", which toured Moscow and Berlin. Director Franco Zeffirelli described his discovery, made from 300 youngsters auditioned during more than three months: "He has a magnificent face, gentle melancholy, sweet, the kind of idealistic young man Romeo ought to be." In the mid-1970s, his voice caught the attention of Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon engineer Alan Parsons, who was in the process of recording what was to be the first Alan Parsons Project album, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination". Whiting performed lead vocals on the song "The Raven".
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Leonard Whiting (born 30 June 1950) is an English actor who is best known for his role as Romeo in the 1968 Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet opposite Olivia Hussey's Juliet, a role which earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor. He was touted as a star in the making, the next Laurence Olivier and the next great British actor.
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St. Richard of Chichester, Camden
Arthur Leonard Whiting
Peggy Joyce O'Sullivan
Linda (younger), Anne (younger)
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According to our records, Leonard Whiting is possibly single. His last relationship was when Valerie Tobin and Leonard Whiting dated.
Leonard Whiting has been in relationships with Valerie Tobin (1975) and Cathee Dahmen (1971 - 1980).
Leonard Whiting is a 66 year old English Actor. Born on 30th June, 1950 in London, England, UK and educated at St. Richard of Chichester, Camden, he is famous for Romeo and Juliet in a career that spans 1968–1990. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
Leonard Whiting has been in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Olivia Hussey in Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Tina Aumont in Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano (1969).
Leonard Whiting is a member of the following lists:
21st-century English male actors,
20th-century English male actors and
English male stage actors.
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