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Christopher Gable

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Birth name Christopher Michael Gable
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 13 march 1940 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 23 october 1998 (at 58 years) at Halifax (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Christopher Michael Gable, CBE (13 March 1940 – 23 October 1998) was an English ballet dancer, choreographer and actor.

Born in London, Gable studied at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1957. He was promoted to soloist in 1959 and principal in 1961.

Gable's roles included Romeo in the Kenneth MacMillan production of Romeo and Juliet, Mercury in Offenbach's comic operetta Orpheus in the Underworld, a production that was filmed and released on DVD, and Colas in La fille mal gardée. Gable frequently partnered with Lynn Seymour.

Gable suffered from a chronic rheumatoid condition in his feet and left the Royal Ballet in 1967 to pursue a career in acting. He appeared in a number of television and film productions directed by Ken Russell, including the BBC films Song of Summer (1968) and The Dance of the Seven Veils (1970), Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), an adaptation of The Boy Friend (1971), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), and The Rainbow (1989). Other roles included that of John, valet and friend of Prince Edward, in the Cinderella film musical The Slipper and the Rose (1976), the composer Peter Cornelius in Wagner (1983), and anti-villain Sharaz Jek in the 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani. He also appeared on stage in the 1974 West End musical The Good Companions.

In 1982, Gable founded the Central School of Ballet with Ann Stannard. Five years later he was appointed Artistic Director of Northern Ballet Theatre. He transformed the small regional troupe into a company of national renown by presenting imaginative new works and staging impressive revivals of old classics. Among the productions mounted during his eleven-year regime were Swan Lake, A Christmas Carol, The Brontes, The Amazing Adventure of Don Quixote, Dracula, Giselle, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Many of the projects he created later were performed by other dance companies, including the Atlanta Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. He played Arthur Ainsley in the 1984 TV British miniseries A Woman of Substance.

In 1996 Gable was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to British dance. The following year he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Bradford.

Gable was married to dancer Carole Needham. He died from cancer near Halifax, Yorkshire, at the age of 58.

Usually with

Ken Russell
Ken Russell
(6 films)
Dick Bush
Dick Bush
(2 films)
Max Adrian
Max Adrian
(3 films)
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Filmography of Christopher Gable (8 films)

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The Rainbow, 1h53
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sammi Davis, Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe, Christopher Gable, David Hemmings, Glenda Jackson
Roles Will Brangwen
Rating64% 3.2483253.2483253.2483253.2483253.248325
Set during the final years of England's Victorian era, Ursula Brangwen is one of several children of wealthy Derbyshire farmer Will Brangwen and his wife Anna. Ursula, since age 3, has a fascination with rainbows and after one rainstorm, she runs off with a suitcase hoping to look for a pot of gold at the end of it. Will tries to ease her fascination by giving her coloring books of rainbows and making her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with several spreads of different flavored jelly resembling a rainbow.
The Lair of the White Worm, 1h33
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Stratford Johns
Roles Joe Trent
Rating58% 2.949912.949912.949912.949912.94991
Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi), a Scottish archaeology student excavating the site of a convent at the Derbyshire bed and breakfast run by the Trent sisters, Mary (Sammi Davis) and Eve (Catherine Oxenberg), unearths an unusual skull which appears to be that of a large snake. He tries to find the local legend of the d'Ampton "worm", a mythical snake slain in Stonerich Cavern by John d'Ampton, the ancestor of current Lord of the Manor, James d'Ampton (Hugh Grant).
The Slipper and the Rose, 2h23
Directed by Bryan Forbes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Les fées, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Gemma Craven, Richard Chamberlain, John Turner, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans, Margaret Lockwood
Roles John
Rating70% 3.5463953.5463953.5463953.5463953.546395
This is a musical twist on the classic love story of Cinderella and Prince Charming. Prince Edward of Euphrania returns home after being sent to meet the princess Selena, whom his parents have arranged for him to marry. However, The Prince reveals he did not propose to the princess he was visiting, and angrily denounces arranged marriages ("Why Can't I Be Two People?"). Edward decides to tell his parents that he wants to marry for love. They, however, are more interested in the political side ("What Has Love Got to Do with Being Married?"). They fail to sway the prince, however.
The Boy Friend, 2h17
Directed by Ken Russell
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Tommy Tune, Brian Murphy, Barbara Windsor
Roles Tony Brockhurst
Rating77% 3.8938253.8938253.8938253.8938253.893825
The plot exists on three levels. First there is the frame story where in the south of England in the 1920s a struggling theatrical troupe is performing a musical about romantic intrigues at a finishing school for young women in the south of France. To ongoing backstage dramas and audiences smaller in number than the cast, two extra ingredients arrive: a famous Hollywood film producer turns up to see the show, and Polly, the mousy assistant stage manager, is forced to go on when the leading lady breaks a leg. As Polly struggles to keep her cool while acting opposite the male lead she secretly loves, the rest of the company backstab each other trying to impress the impresario.
The Music Lovers, 2h2
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Kenneth Colley, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, Andrew Faulds
Roles Count Anton Chiluvsky
Rating72% 3.643113.643113.643113.643113.64311
Composer, conductor and teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexual tendencies by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a wonky, nymphomaniac girl whom he cannot satisfy.
Women in Love, 2h11
Directed by Ken Russell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sculpture, LGBT-related film
Actors Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Nike Arrighi, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron
Roles Tibby Lupton
Rating74% 3.745913.745913.745913.745913.74591
The film takes place in 1920, in the Midlands mining town of Beldover. Two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, discuss marriage on their way to the wedding of Laura Crich, daughter of the town's wealthy mine owner, Thomas Crich, to Tibby Lupton, a naval officer. At the village's church, each sister is fascinated by a particular member of the wedding party – Gudrun by Laura's brother, Gerald, and Ursula by Gerald's best friend, Rupert Birkin. Ursula is a school teacher and Rupert is a school inspector; she remembers his visit to her classroom, interrupting her botany lesson to discourse on the sexual nature of the catkin.