He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre, Olivier Theatre, and Cottesloe Theatre in London, England in John Galsworthy's play, "Strife;" William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer;" play, "The Woman; William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth," "As You Like It," and "Richard III;...
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[on Charles Laughton
] He was the first kind of legend I actually had contact with professionally, which was very exciting. I admired him in his movies; I'd never seen him on the stage. I thought he was terrific.
Originally chosen for the title role in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962) after a screen test shot over four days at a cost of £100,000. He later baulked at the film's monumental shooting schedule, and did not want to commit to such a long term contract and opted to play the title role in Tom Jones
(1963), which gave him his first Oscar nomination.
Rich smooth voice