Frank Shire, Horn of the Moon, Bolton's Theatre, London, 1949.
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1 Interview |
2 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
[on A Murder of Quality
(1991)] I thought Guinness [Alec Guinness
] was brilliant as Smiley. But I thought he was very, very dry. I decided to play him far more eccentric and with as much comedy as I could.
He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) but was asked to leave after one term. As Elliott later recalled: "They wrote to my mother and said, 'Much as we like the little fellow, he's wasting your money and our time. Take him away!'".