He acted in Jean Paul Sartre's play, "Nekrassov," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Robert Helpmann, Ronald Barker, Jane Downs, and John Wood in the cast. George Devine was director.
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I like the part because the man I'm playing is a failure - and failures are often of more interest in life than successes. I think there's a bit of everyone in Harold. Most of us try to put on an act, often behave in a way that's foreign to us. Harold makes fumbling attempts to 'get culture' by reading or listening to highbrow records, by dragging his father to exclusive restaurants and foreign ...
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