He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Queen's Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Leon Quartermaine, Dorothy Green, Anthony Quayle, Dennis Price, Harry Andrews, Peggy Ashcroft, Harcourt Williams, George Devine, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe and Merula Salaman in the cast. John ...
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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
Often played noble and fiercely proud leaders and authority figures