Appeared (as "King Lear") in "King Lear", Old Vic Theater, London, England. NOTE: He was only 22 at the time.
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(from a 1989 interview) I've always remained a 19th century, slightly hammy, overblown actor. I prefer gigantic parts with huge emotions to playing kitchen drama. All this realism is just tedious and boring. I'm too big for television now. I'm too big for my house. I belong on another planet somewhere. I wish there were a space shuttle going to Mars. I would take my Shakespeare and start a new ...
Began his acting career in 1946 performing on stage in Canada and acted in hundreds of plays on three continents prior to acting in films and television series.
Often played menacing, sinister villains