Geoffrey Kendal

  • Birthday: 07. September 1907
  • Birthplace: Kendal, Westmorland


Geoffrey Kendal (7 September 1909 – 14 May 1998) was an English actor-manager who delivered Shakespeare performances throughout India, 1940s and 1950s. After his death, his ashes were scattered on the waters off Bombay.

Born Richard Geoffrey Bragg in Kendal, Westmorland, he took the name of his place of birth as his surname. He married the actress Laura Liddell in 1933, she died in England in 1992. Their two daughters, Jennifer (b. 1933) and Felicity Kendal (b. 1946), became successful actresses. His daughter Jennifer Kendal was married to Hindi cinema's superstar Shashi Kapoor of the Kapoor family and had three children, Sanjana Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Karan Kapoor. She died of cancer in 1984.