Kenneth Cranham (star of Wolvercote Tongue) wins Olivier Award.

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Kenneth Cranham who played Cedric Downes in the Morse episode ‘The Wolvercote Tongue’ last night won the best actor Olivier award for ‘The Father’ by Florian Zeller.


Kenneth as Cedric Downes in the Wolvercote Tongue.

Kenneth Cranham plays an elderly man with dementia who is cared for by his daughter. The play has already won numerous awards like the 2014 Molière award for France’s best play.

Of course for Mr Cranham being nominated for awards is nothing new. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls on Broadway. He has also starred in numerous stage productions which include The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, The Homecoming at the Almeida and West End productions of Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, The Birthday Party and Gaslight.

Congratulations Mr Cranham and i’m sure all Morse fans will be raising a glass to your success.


Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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  1. I watched all the Morse episodes on the original run on PBS’s Mystery. I watched Endeavour in it’s original run as well. Lewis I watched on Amazon Prime. I am now watching all of Morse again on Netflix and will watch Lewis and Endeavour again when I have finished. I just found your blog a week or so ago and am enjoying your informative posts. Thanks for keeping fans up-to-date.

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