Stage and Screen Star James Aubrey Dies at 62

Stage and screen star James Aubrey died earlier this month at the age of 62. Aubrey made his screen acting debut in the 1963 adaptation of Lord of the Flies. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company during their 1974-1975 season at several British theatres, including the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Comedy Theatre, and the Old Vic.

Aubrey made his first professional stage appearance at the Wilmington Playhouse in March 1962 in the role of Philip in Isle of Children. It was in this same role that he made his Broadway theatre debut, appearing in a 1962 production at the Cort Theatre which lasted only 11 performances. From 1970 through 1972, Aubrey performed at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, appearing in such roles as Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Theridamas in Tamburlaine.

Aubrey's London theatre debut was at The Royal Court Theatre in June 1973 as the Constable in Magnificence. From 1973 through 1974, Aubrey toured with the Cambridge Theatre Company as Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer and again as Aguecheek. Aubrey performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for their 1974-1975 season, appearing in such roles as Sebastian in The Tempest and Froth in Measure for Measure. He toured with the Cambridge Theare Company again in 1979 in the roles of Mark in The Shadow Box and Tony in From the Greek.

Aubrey died of pancreatitis on April 6th. He is survived by his sister, Janet Fleming, and his daughter Sarah.

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