He acted in John Mortimer's play, "A Voyage Round My Father," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Jeremy Brett, Nicola Pagett, Phyllida Law, Andrwe Sachs, Jack May, and Leueen MacGrath in the cast. Ronald Eyre was director.
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I am always ashamed of the slowness of my reading. I think it stems from the fact that when I come across dialogue in a novel, I can't resist treating it as the text of a play and acting it out, with significant pauses and all.
Had played the Fool to Laurence Olivier
's first King Lear under the direction of Tyrone Guthrie
in 1946 when he was 31 and Olivier was 39. Olivier was generally considered less-than-successful in the part due to his youth and relative lack of maturity in classical parts (though his contemporaneous "Henry V" was a smash and hinted at his future greatness as an interpreter of William Shakespeare
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit.