He acted and directed T.S. Eliot's play, "Murder in the Cathedral," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Eileen Atkins, Michael Aldridge, and Pauline Jameson 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.
Went bald on top, and according to his "Time" magazine cover story of 21 April 1958, he was embarrassed by it but chose not to wear a hairpiece in private life. He told the "Time" writer that he had shaved the top of his head as a young man in his first professional acting engagement, playing a coolie. It never grew back properly after that, he lamented.