He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Life and Death of King John," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Esmond Knight, Noel Willman, Anthony Quayle, Paul Hardwick, Michael Gwynne, Alfie Bass, Paul Scofield, John Justin, Ena Burrill, Douglas Wilmer, William ...
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Sir Robert Helpmann
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Theatre remains the only thing I understand. It is in the community of the theatre that I have my being. In spite of jealousies and fears, emotional conflicts and human tensions; in spite of the penalty of success and the dread of failure; in spite of tears and feverish gaiety -- this is the only life I know. It is the life I love.
He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1964 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to ballet.