New Zealand actor Ray Henwood has died.
Circa Theatre in Wellington confirmed on Monday that Henwood had died aged 82.
The actor spent a lifetime inhabiting the lives of others in a world of make believe. He had played Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Dylan Thomas and Winston Churchill, to name but a few. …
Henwood was also a renowned theatre actor and was instrumental in establishing Circa Theatre, where he performed many of his most iconic roles, in 1976.
He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2006.
Henwood is survived by his wife, Carolyn, a retired district court judge and arts patron, son Dai, and his grandchildren.
There would be no Circa without the Henwoods. It is a wonderful legacy he laves behind.
Henwood was a magnificent actor. One of the last plays he did at Circa was King Lear with himself as King Lear. He was masterful, as I blogged in my review.
Wellington theatre won’t quite be the same without him.