Roderick McDowall was born in London, the son of a Merchant Mariner father and a mother who had always wanted to be in movies. He was enrolled in elocution courses at age five and by ten had appeared in his first film,
Murder in the Family, playing Peter Osborne, the younger brother of sisters played by Jessica Tandy and Glynis Johns...See full bio »
I knew back in Rome when we were making Cleopatra that it would never work. Elizabeth [Taylor] doesn't just love someone; she possesses them. And Richard [Burton] isn't a man to be possessed. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.
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