Norrie Morton

31st May 2010
E.T.A. mourns the passing of
Norman 'Norrie' Marshall Paterson Morton

Norman M P Morton -  one of the founder members of ETA – passed away on  31st May 2010.

“Norrie”, as he was known, was a supremely talented actor who could have reached the heights as a professional, but chose to stay in the amateur arena.

He played many memorable roles, notably his definitive portrayal of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” which collected  awards for Best Production, Best Presentation, Best Actor, and Supporting Actor at Fleetwood Drama Festival.  This production went on to win the British All Winners Festival in Stafford in 1988.

Additionally, he directed many award-winning productions while giving valuable guidance to the cast and never failed to be tolerant of newcomers.  He was a generous player whose stage presence was enhanced by his recognisable ability to “hold” a pause.

His wicked sense of humour was delivered “dead pan” – a nod in the direction of Chic Murray  - a comedian whose style he admired and often impersonated.

He is missed by all.

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