He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Regent Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in the cast. Ayliff was director.
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Sir John Gielgud
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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[on theatre actor, designer, director and theoretician, Gordon Craig] He enjoyed becoming a legend, but he was too suspicious to let anybody manage him or help him carry out his ideas. When I knew him, he was a very old man but still in wonderful spirits. He had no teeth but ate enormous meals and chattered away, looking picturesquely sly and coy and nodding, like an old raven, with his head on ...
His 1953 arrest for "soliciting homosexual acts" in a public lavatory was dramatized in 2008 as the play Plague Over England by Nicholas de Jongh
His prominent hooked nose, which gave him a distinctive profile