He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Jonathan Pryce, Sinead Cusack, Nicholas Woodeson, David Killick, Hugh Quarshie, David Troughton, and Penny Downie in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
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I think nowadays you're more responsible for yourself as an actor. You are expected to take more responsibility for yourself and you do. And your own opinions for instance, nowadays would be much more important than they were in my time when your own opinion didn't count for much. You did what you were told or what was suggested to you. The sort of thing you did was imitate older actors actually.
Appearing at the National Theatre in London in 'Jonathan Kent' 's production of Oedipus. Burke, aged 90, is playing The Shepherd.