His career spanned more than half a century, beginning with performances in his family's touring theatre company. He then toured extensively in burlesque and other comedies and also appeared in London. In 1895, he toured in South Africa in a musical comedy, The Shop Girl. Beginning in 1896, he spent ten years creating roles in some of the era's most popular musical comedies for George Edwardes at Daly's Theatre. He continued playing in musicals in the West End and on Broadway until World War I, when he served in the British Army. After this, he continued to play in comedies, musical theatre and drama, also broadcasting frequently on the radio and appearing in several films later in his career.
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... During World War I, Wright enlisted in the army in 1914, rising to the rank of captain in 1917 ... Wright's later stage appearances included The Lady of the Rose (as Suitangi, 1922 and also a 1929 revival), and Madame Pompadour (1923, as Joseph Calicot) ... a true stylist." In 1935 Wright appeared in The Unknown Warrior, at the Arts Theatre Club, playing a serious role, for which he was respectfully reviewed ...
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