He played Bassanio in two separate productions of "The Merchant of Venice", the 1970 Old Vic production with Laurence Olivier as Shylock, and an earlier complete production, recorded by Caedmon Records on a 3-LP set, with Hugh Griffith as Shylock. The 1970 production was telecast in the U.S. in 1973.
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(on the loss of his wife, Joan) "I have got used to people saying I will get over it. You never do get over it. You just get used to it. But I am not very good at losing people I love. I lost my mother, she was killed in a car accident, and it threw me for a loop." (May 1990)
During a long period of unemployment in 1970 he took an uncredited non-speaking role as a Russian soldier in Nicholas and Alexandra
His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice