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Brian Murray

is a South African actor and theatre director.

He was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004.

Murray was born Brian Bell in Johannesburg, the son of Mary Dickson (née Murray) and Alfred Bell, a professional golfer. Murray made his Broadway debut in the play All in Good Time in 1965. Two years later he was cast as one of the leads in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, earning the first of three Tony Award nominations for his performance. Murray made his directorial debut with the 1973 revival of The Waltz of the Toreadors. The TV Series The Irish R.M.

His directing credits include Hay Fever (1985), Arsenic and Old Lace (1986), Blithe Spirit (memorable for marking Geraldine Page's final appearance onstage, as Madame Arcati), and The Show Off (1992).

Murray's film credits include Bob Roberts and City Hall. On television he has appeared in Kojak, Another World, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and 30 Rock. In the 1970s and 1980s, he performed in a number of radio plays for Yuri Rasovsky's award-winning National Radio Theater.

Murray resides in New York City. In 1998, he received the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding body of work. His latest role is in My Dog Tulip, scheduled for release in 2009.