He acted in John Arden's play, "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Albert Finney, Alun Armstrong, Max Wall, Graham Crowden, Eileen Atkins, Stephen McGann, and Derek Thompson in the cast. Albert Finney was director.
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Heavyweight character actor, first acted on stage in 1943. For several seasons in repertory, including a stint with the Old Vic in Bristol. Was known for his 'villainous gourmands', particularly Landburger Gessler in 'William Tell' on TV and Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's 'Twelft Night' on stage. Also a memorable Mr. Bumble in he 1962 BBC miniseries 'Oliver Twist'.