Brian Bedford is an English actor.
Primarily a theatre actor, he is regarded as the greatest English-speaking interpreter of the French playwright Molière, winning the 1971 Tony award for dramatic actor in “The School for Wives” and additional nominations for his performances in “The Molière Comedies” (an evening comprised of the short plays :The Imaginary Cuckold: and :The School for Husbands”) and as Orgon in “Tartuffe”.
As of 2006, Bedford has acted and/or directed in 25 seasons of productions at the Stratford Festival in Canada, most recently directing and playing Sir Harcourt Courtly in “London Assurance” and playing Malviolio in “Twelfth Night”. In 1997 he was nominated for a Tony award for leading actor in “London Assurance”, and the same year he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Other honors include the Obie, Outer Critics Circle, NY Drama Desk, and LA Drama Critics awards.