He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Simone Signoret and Gordon Jackson in the cast. William Gaskill was director.
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[on winning the Best Actor award for The Bridge on the River Kwai
(1957)] No doorstop shenanigans for me. I'll put the Oscar on my mantel, which I realize makes very dull copy, except that I'll put a mirror on the mantel so that I'll get a view of Oscar's back too.
In the last year of his life, Sir Alec had been receiving hospital treatment for failing eyesight due to glaucoma, and he had been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer in January 2000. By the time his liver cancer was discovered in July 2000, it was at an extremely advanced stage, making surgery impossible.