He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell, and Charles Gray in the cast. Denis Carey was director. Julian Slade was musical director.
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Acting is instant enjoyment and childlike. As an actor, Lord God, I can take an audience in a theatre and throw them in any direction. I can't do that as a writer. Writing is painful, it's lonely and you suffer and there's no immediate feedback.
Shaw twice played a villain opposite a hero played by Sean Connery
. The first was that of SPECTRE killer Donald Grant in From Russia with Love
(1963) opposite Connery as secret agent James Bond 007. The second was the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin and Marian
(1976) opposite Connery as aging forest archer Robin Hood.
Deep, gruff voice and demeanor