Roger Rees

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Roger Rees
Rees in 2004
Born(1944-05-05)5 May 1944
Died10 July 2015(2015-07-10) (aged 71)
Resting placeCremated; ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1975–2015
Rick Elice (m. 2011)

Roger Rees (5 May 1944 – 11 July 2015) was a Welsh-American actor. He was known for his stage work. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

He also received Obie Awards for his role in The End of the Day and as co-director of Peter and the Starcatcher.

He was widely known to American television audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord in Cheers and Lord John Marbury in The West Wing.

Rees was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. Rees became a naturalised United States citizen in 1989.[1] He converted to Judaism in the 1980s.[2] Rees was married to his husband, writer/producer Rick Elice, from 2011 until Rees' death.[3][4][5]

Rees died of brain cancer at his home in New York City, aged 71.[6]

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  1. "Roger Rees Prepares to Become New "Daddy" of Williamstown Theatre Festival -". Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  2. "How 'Peter and the Starcatcher' took flight - The Ticket". Jewish Journal.
  3. "Roger Rees ramps up What You Will".
  4. "Roger Rees Tests His 'Will' Shakespearean Roles Don't Define the Actor, but He's Clearly Bard-Wired" Archived 2017-11-17 at the Wayback Machine by Peter Marks The Washington Post Sunday, 25 March 2007
  5. Michael Schulman (4 June 2012). "Backstory". The New Yorker.
  6. Barnes, Mike (10 July 2015). "Roger Rees, Star of 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,' Dies at 71". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

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