He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, England with Paul Scofield, Alec Clunes, Diana Wynyard, Mary Ure, Ernest Thesiger, Richard Johnson, and Richard Pasco in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I used to spend many a glorious hour in the dear old lovable Coronation Cinema in Wythenshawe. It was a dream palace. I was reared on those marvellous films of the thirties. I idolised all and everything and that's where the spark first flew off the forge, I suppose. (1967)
He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1976 for his services to drama. Prime Minister Harold Wilson
intended the award to go to him partly because he was a Labour Party supporter but the "H" got missed out of the name and the offer initially went to Sooty and Sweep entertainer Harry Corbett
Often played roles craving social acceptability