He acted in Ugo Betti's play, "Summertime," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Esma Cannon, Dirk Bogarde, Tony Church, Michael Gwynn, and Mark Dignam in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
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He was wonderful. I loved Jon [Jon Pertwee
]. I thought he was a very good actor, I don't think he acted enough. Of course he got into Doctor Who
(1963), which was wonderful for him, but he got stuck with it a bit, I thought. But I thoroughly enjoyed working with him on stage. We only stole the show in as much as we only said the lines that were in the script of course.
Known for being a perfectionist, he monitored David Jason's raspberries carefully for volume, tone and duration on The Two Ronnies
(1971) whenever performing "The Phantom Raspberry Blower" sketch; Barker directed him in a sound-booth doing a raspberry version of the 1812 Overture. Jason joked in his autobiography that he would gladly re-stage it at the Royal Albert Hall, and considered "making ...