He acted in D.L. Coburn's play, "The Gin Game," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Jessica Tandy in the cast. Mike Nichols was director.
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[on why he asked to be released from his MGM contract] I remember beginning to realize that I was never going to do anything in California, but be another useful character actor, and that could continue that career indefinitely if I were prepared to.
During the shooting of "There Was a Crooked Man" Cronyn was diagnosed with optic cancer which required the removal of an eye. Although this news upset director Joseph L. Mankiewicz very much, Cronyn was more than willing to work longer hours to complete his scenes and make him available for the necessary surgery.