Alfred Emmet

Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England.

In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave and Judi Dench.

Emmet also was noted for pioneering ways of staging plays and was one of the first in the U.K. to stage a show in the round.

More Scene

  • TBS 'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee'

    Samantha Bee, Molly Ringwald Discuss #MeToo, Morgan Freeman at 'Full Frontal' FYC

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

  • The Paley Center for Media Presents

    Endemol Shine's Cris Abrego Shares Hope for Bilingual Programming at Paley Center

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

  • 'Adrift' film premiere

    'Adrift' Team Talks Making a 'Female Superhero' on the Open Ocean

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

  • HBO's 'SUCCESSION

    Why Brian Cox Says Wealthy Family Drama 'Succession' Is Both Timeless and Timely

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

  • Gracie Awards

    Rita Moreno Celebrates Female Empowerment at Gracie Awards: 'It's About Damn Time'

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

  • global women's rights awards

    Nina Shaw, Laura Dern Stress Importance of Intersectionality in Time’s Up Movement

    Alfred Emmet, 82, a leading amateur theater impresario famed for having introduced foreign works to British audiences, died Jan. 16 in Cirencester, England. In 1933 he founded the Questors Theater Co., a London-based amateur group that he ran until his retirement in 1969. The company helped develop such future names as Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content