He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Redgrave, Harry Andrews, Joan Sanderson, Rachel Kempson and Yvonne Mitchell in the cast. George Devine was director.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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.
Many of Captain Quint's ramblings in Jaws
(1975) were actually Shaw's improvisations, and he is considered one of many authors of the famous USS Indianapolis scene.
Deep, gruff voice and demeanor