John Reed (actor)

British actor, singer and dancer (1916-2010)

John Lamb Reed OBE (13 February 191613 February 2010) was an English actor, dancer and singer, known for his nimble performances in the comic leads of the Savoy Operas, particularly with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.


  • I do not subscribe to the theory that when a popular member of the company leaves, it is the end of the world — that things will never be the same again. Of course they won't, for each artist leaves something of himself or herself in a role.
    • 100 years of D'Oyly Carte and Gilbert and Sullivan (1975).

About John ReedEdit

  • Yet, like so many of the D'Oyly Carte principals, he makes up in enthusiasm what he lacks in vocal prowess.
    • Stereo Review, Volume 39‎ (1977).

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