Appeared (as "Boniface") in "Hotel Paradiso", Winter Garden Theatre, New York City
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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The stage was my prime interest. I had no ambition to be a film actor, and a screen career seemed unlikely to come my way. I'd done a stage adaption of "Great Expectations" before the war and this had been seen by David Lean
and Ronald Neame
. I went into the navy during the war, and when I came out they were preparing their film [Great Expectations
(1946)]. They remembered my performance on the ...
Received an honorary D.Litt degree from Oxford University in 1977 and an honorary D.Litt degree from Cambridge University in 1991.
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and authority figures