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 ...
Was acclaimed for his leading role in the 1964 production of "King Lear" at Canada's Stratford Festival.
Often played menacing, sinister villains