He played Cardinal Wolsey in Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons" at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Paul Scofield, Leo McKern, Richard Leech, Alexander Gauge, Andrew Keir, and John Carson in the cast. Noel Willman was director. Motley was designer.
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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'.
massively built villians