Campbell Cotts

Campbell Cotts (21 April 1902 – 19 February 1964) was a South African-born actor of British stage, film and television.[1][2][3] A former barrister and a published poet, Cotts studied at Cambridge and fought in Second World War, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment).[4][5] His acting roles included a Broadway appearance opposite Katharine Hepburn in a revival of Shaw's The Millionairess at the Shubert Theatre in 1952.[6]

Campbell Cotts

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Portrait by John Vere Brown, 1957
William Campbell Cotts

(1902-04-21)21 April 1902
Fondebosch, South Africa
Died19 February 1964(1964-02-19) (aged 61)
London, England
Other namesSir William Campbell Mitchell-Cotts, 2nd Baronet
OccupationActor, writer, barrister
Years active1947–1962

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Chibnall p.334
  2. ^ "Campbell Cotts".
  3. ^ "Campbell Cotts – Theatricalia".
  4. ^ "Surrender to Dreams by Campbell Mitchell Cotts – AbeBooks".
  5. ^ "Person Page".
  6. ^ League, The Broadway. "The Millionairess – Broadway Play – 1952 Revival – IBDB".


  • Steve Chibnall. J. Lee Thompson. Manchester University Press, 2000.

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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baronet
(of Coldharbour Wood)
Succeeded by
Robert Cotts