James Bridie

Scottish playwright, screenwriter and surgeon

James Bridie (January 3 1888 Glasgow - January 29 1951) was a pseudonym of the Scottish playwright and screenwriter whose real name was Osborne Henry Mavor who founded the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and the Edinburgh Festival.

James Bridie in 1913


  • I sat through the first act and heard my lovely lines falling like cold porridge on a damp mattress.
    • One Way of Living, alluding to his play Marriage is no Joke 1939

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