He acted in Alan Bennett's play, "The Old Country," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with Rachel Kempson in the cast.
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Getting to the theater on the early side, usually about seven o'clock, changing into a dressing-gown, applying make-up, having a chat for a few minutes with other actors and then, quite unconsciously, beginning to assume another personality which would stay with me (but mostly tucked inside) until curtain down, was all I required of life. I thought it bliss.
After Guinness won a two year scholarship from a dramatic academy, John Gielgud
, one of the competition judges, offered him a role in his production of "Hamlet" in 1934.