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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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.
Upon notification that he was to achieve a lifetime achievement Oscar, he was not keen but expressed thanks. He informed the Academy that there was no way he would even consider flying to California to pick up this award. Academy President Fay Kanin, asked Dustin Hoffman who was doing promotional work from Kramer vs. Kramer in London, to meet with Guinness and persuade him to attend. As both men ...