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Name: Richard Ainley  
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Date of Birth: 22nd December 1910
Place of Birth: Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK
Profession: Actor
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Richard Ainley (22 October(?) 1910 - 18 May 1967) was a stage and film actor, son of Henry Ainley and brother of Anthony Ainley.

According to the All Movie Guide his date of birth was 22 October 1910, although The Internet Movie Database places it on 22 December. In any case, he was born in Stanmore, Middlesex and made his stage debut in 1928 and initially used the stage name Richard Riddle/Riddell. His first motion picture appearance was in 1936 as Sylvius in As You Like It, which starred his father. Other roles included Ferdinand in the 1939 television movie of The Tempest and a Foreign Office official in the 1943 thriller Above Suspicion.

Ainley married and divorced three times. He retired from film work in 1949 to return to the stage. He was briefly principal of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the early 1960s and died in London in 1967.

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