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Bill Kenwright

End + Actor + Film Maker
Male
Born Sep 4, 1945
Age 68
Hometown Liverpool

Bill Kenwright CBE is a leading West End theatre producer and film producer. He is also the Chairman of Sunderland Football Club. He attended Booker Avenue County Primary School, and then Liverpool Institute High School from 1957 to 1964 and appeared in school productions on the stage in the Mount St. building. He was also treasurer of the Christian Union at school. In 2007 Kenwright was a judge in the BBC1 television series "Any Dream Will Do."… Read More

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    Daily Mail (UK) - Mar 28, 2013
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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Born on September 4, 1945.

TEENAGE

1957 11 Years Old He attended Booker Avenue County Primary School, and then Liverpool Institute High School from 1957 to 1964 and appeared in school productions (including Shylock in The Merchant of Venice) on the stage in the Mount St. building (predecessor to LIPA). … Read More

TWENTIES

1968 22 Years Old As a young man he became an actor. His early successes included a role in Coronation Street, as Gordon Clegg who was introduced in April 1968.
1969 23 Years Old Kenwright left the show after a year to pursue his producing career in March 1969, although he did return to the show on occasion throughout the 1970s for guest appearances. … Read More

THIRTIES

1978 32 Years Old Kenwright was married to actress Anouska Hempel from 1978 to 1980 and has a daughter and two grandchildren from his relationship with the actress Virginia Stride. … Read More

FORTIES

1994 48 Years Old Kenwright became involved in a consortium to buy Everton in 1994, as his consortium rivalled Birkenhead-based Peter Johnson. … Read More

FIFTIES

1999 53 Years Old Kenwright's consortium bought 68% of Everton F.C. from Peter Johnson for £20 million in 1999. … Read More
2002 56 Years Old Everton sacked former Rangers manager Walter Smith after poor league performance in March 2002 and appointed Preston North End manager David Moyes, following Smith's recommendation.
2003 57 Years Old In 2003, he attempted to relocate Everton to the Kings Dock on the riverside but after a public feud with director Paul Gregg over the proposal's finances and sale of Wayne Rooney, the move fell through. … Read More
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
On 1 June 2004, Bill Kenwright achieved his lifelong dream of becoming Chairman of Everton Football Club. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old …  In April 2005, Samuelson stated that "the Fund is completed and registered" but Everton director Paul Gregg publicly questioned the FSF: "As a director I have not received any proof of funds - or that they even exist." … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 61 Years Old In 2007, Kenwright announced that he would like to relocate the club to Kirkby as part of a proposal known as Destination Kirkby which included a Tesco supermarket and a retail park. … Read More
Bill Kenwright has his own record label (Bill Kenwright Records), which has released three albums as of February 2008. The London Palladium cast recording of Scrooge starring Tommy Steele and the 2006 Lyric Theatre Recording of Cabaret were joined in February 2008 by the debut album of Kenwright's new boy group Dream On. … Read More
2009 63 Years Old Kenwright is also very fond of former players and considers many personal friends. He also invited several former players to Wembley for the 2009 FA Cup Final as guests. … Read More
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