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Max Adrian

voc, 1903-1973 IE, Enniskillen
Singer / Composer of Spoken Word and Soundtrack

Max Adrian (1 November 1903 – 19 January 1973) was an Irish stage, film and television actor and singer. He was a founding member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.In addition to his success as a character actor in classical drama, he was known for his work as a singer and comic actor in revue and musicals, and in one-man shows about George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert and Sullivan, and in cinema and television films, notably Ken Russell's Song of Summer as the ailing composer Delius. His voice and acting style were distinctive: The Times referred to his "Osric-like elaborations of manner", and his voice "like no other heard on the English stage of his day, vestigially Irish and harshly attractive."

  • Spoken Word
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Aware on Aware by Max Adrian, Antheros & Rion
Activate on Activate by Sandro Silva, Max Adrian & Meikle
Portal on Portal by Meikle & Max Adrian
Genesis on Genesis by Sandro Silva, Max Adrian & Rion
Stellar on Stellar by Sansixto, Max Adrian & Aftermarket
Activate - Extended Mix on Activate by Sandro Silva, Max Adrian & Meikle
Heavenly on Revealed Radar Vol. 9 by Revealed Recordings
Reach For Tonight on Reach For Tonight by Div Eadie, Max Adrian & Revealed Recordings
Focus on Focus by Max Adrian & Dylan Smith
Assault on Assault by Antheros & Max Adrian

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
Alexander PopeMax Adrian, Frank Duncan, George Rylands And Keith Michell1973Album
Eighteenth Century Poetry And DramaMax Adrian, Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle1970Album
Browning (Record Two)Robert Browning Read By Max Adrian, David King, Gary Watson1970Album
Caesar And CleopatraGeorge Bernard Shaw, Judith Anderson, Max Adrian, Claire Bloom1964Album
Robert BrowningRobert Browning - Max Adrian, Alan Bates, Frank Duncan, Denis McCarthy1963Album
PopeAlexander Pope, Max Adrian, Frank Duncan, Keith Michell, George Rylands1963Album
Now, What Is Love?Max Adrian, John Barton And Dorothy TutinAlbum
BrowningMax Adrian, Alan Bates, Frank Duncan, Denis McCarthyAlbum
The Hollow CrownMax Adrian, John Barton, Richard Johnson, Dorothy Tutin Presented By Royal Shakespeare CompanyAlbum
Selections From His Writings Read In German By The Author, Read In English By Max AdrianThomas Mann, Max AdrianAlbum
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