He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Wood, Duncan Bell, John Kane, Desmond Barrit, Melanie Thaw, Nicholas Selby, and James Purefoy in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director.
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What makes people a good director, it's a mystery. I mean, I did a lot of directing in my day, at Farnham, I've no idea what sort of director I was but these were people, they were good organizers, they were well read, cultured used to be the word, they knew what they were doing, they knew their history of the theatre.
Left his school in 1933 to work as an office boy for a company repairing railway carriages. Subsequently worked as a steward in a London businessmen's club, but had to move on after a dispute with a barmaid.