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  • "Hallmark Hall of Fame/Lamp at Midnight", 27 April 1966 as Cardinal Barberini
  • Played Gandalf in the BBC Radio production of "The Lord of the Rings" (1979), alongside Ian Holm.
  • Played the Player King in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of "Hamlet" with Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi.
  • His theatre credits include: John, King of England in "King John" by William Shakespeare , directed by Michael Benthall (Old Vic Theatre, London, 1953)
  • (1990) He acted in Keith Waterhouse's play, "Bookends," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Dinsdale Landen, directed by Ned Sherrin.
  • (1956) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Doctor's Dilemma," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Paul Daneman, Ann Todd, Lewis Casson, Anthony Ireland, Leo Bieber, and Laurence Hardy in the cast. Julian Amyes was director.
  • (1987) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "You Never Can Tell," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Irene Worth in the cast.
  • (1992) He acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "Trelawny of the Wells," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Connery, Peter Bayliss, Margaret Courtenay, Edward Duke, Kelly Hunter, Joe Melia, Oliver Parker, Ronnie Stevens, and Sarah Brightman in the cast. Toby Robertson was director.
  • (1958) He acted in John Mortimer's plays, "The Dock Brief," and "What Shall We Tell Caroline?," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Maurice Denham and Brenda Bruce in the cast. Stuart Burge was director.
  • (1967) He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Relatively Speaking," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Celia Johnson and Richard Briers in the cast.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "All's Well That Ends Well," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, Fay Compton, and John Neville in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King John," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Richard Burton, Fay Compton, and John Neville in the cast. George Devine was director.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, Richard Burton and John Neville in the cast. Carey was director.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, John Neville, and Robert Hardy in the cast. Robert Helpmann was director.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, and Fay Compton in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
  • (1953 - 1954) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, John Neville, Fay Compton, Robert Hardy, and Paul Daneman in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
  • (1958 - 1959) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Phillips, Beatrix Lehmann, and Miles Malleson in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
  • (1958 - 1959) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Phillips and Ronald Lewis in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
  • (1958 - 1959) He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barbara Jefford, Judi Dench, John Phillips, Ronald Lewis, Beatrix Lehmann, Joss Ackland, Miles Malleson, John Justin, Alec McCowen, Maggie Smith, Hugh Griffith, Flora Robson, Isabel Jeans, Irene Worth, Ernest Thesiger, Barry Ingham, Derek Francis and Catherine Lacey in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
  • (1958 - 1959) He acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "The Magistrate," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Barry Ingham, John Phillips, Pauline Louise Jameson, and Jack May in the cast. Douglas Seale was director.
  • (1958 - 1959) He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Ghosts," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Flora Robson and Ronald Lewis in the cast. John Fernald was director.
  • (1952) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Laurence Harvey and Margaret Leighton in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director.
  • (1952) He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ralph Richardson and Anthony Quayle in the cast. George Devine was director.
  • (1952) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ralph Richardson and Margaret Leighton in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
  • (1952) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Anthony Quayle, Mary Ellis, Laurence Harvey, Ian Bannen, Siobhan McKenna, Michael Bates, John Turner, Zena Walker, and John Nettleton in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director.
  • (1952) He acted in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Mary Ellis, Anthony Quayle, Siobhan McKenna, Lyn Evans, Laurence Harvey, Raymond Westwell, Michael Bates, John Gielgud (London), Diana Wynyard (London), and Paul Scofield (London) in the cast. Anthony Quayle was director.
  • (October 15, 1962) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ian Holm, Dorothy Tutin, Max Adrian, Derek Godfrey, Patrick Allen, John Ronane, Gordon Gostelow, Maxine Audley, Roy Dotrice, Peter McEnery, David Buck, and Roy Marsden in the cast. Peter Hall was director. Humphrey Searle was musical director.
  • (June 18, 1962) He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Collection," and August Strindberg's play, "Playing with Fire," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Sheila Allen, Kenneth Haigh, and Barbara Murray in the cast. John Blatchley, Harold Pinter and Peter Hall were directors.
  • (January 9, 1963) He acted in Friedrich Durrenmatt's play, "The Physicists," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in a Royal Shakespeare Company production with Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Alan Webb, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
  • (January 9, 1969: British Premiere) He acted in Edward Albee's play, "A Delicate Balance," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Elizabeth Spriggs, Patience Collier, John Welsh, and Sheila Hancock in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
  • (1978) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Alan Rickman, David Suchet, Ian Charleson, and Richard Griffiths in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.
  • (1978) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ian Charleson, Alan Rickman, Jane Lapotaire, Richard Griffiths, Paul Whitworth, Michael Pennington, Carmen Du Sautoy, Ruby Wax, Paul Brooke, and David Suchet in the cast. John Barton was director.
  • (1972) He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Diana Rigg, Anna Carteret, Graham Crowden, Tom Georgeson, Riggs O'Hara, and Maureen Lipman in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
  • (March 1972 - January 1973) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II," and "Macbeth;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The School for Scandal;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" John Ford's play, "Tis Pity She's A Whore;" and Eugene O'Neill's play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night;" with Anna Carteret, Graham Crowden, Constance Cummings, Anthony Hopkins, Maureen Lipman, Alan MacNaughtan, Laurence Olivier, Ronald Pickup, Louise Purnell, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg, John Shrapnel, and Benjamin Whitrow in the cast.
  • (January 1973 - February 1974) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Euripedes's play, "The Bacchae;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" and Trevor Griffiths's play, "The Party;" with Laurence Olivier, Diana Rigg, Anthony Hopkins, Alec McCowen, Constance Cummings, Denis Quilley, Joan Plowright, Frank Finlay, Martin Shaw, Peter Firth, Benjamin Whitrow, Maureen Lipman, Alan MacNaughtan, Anna Carteret, Clive Merrison, David Bradley, David Firth, Gawn Grainger, Jeanne Watts, John Shrapnel, Julian Curry, Louise Purnell, Nicholas Clay, Paul Curran, Ram John Holder, and Ronald Pickup in the cast.
  • (1976) He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers," in a National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Julie Covington, and Julian Glover in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
  • (March 1976 - December 1976) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Henrik Ibsen's play, "John Gabriel Borkman;" Samuel Beckett's play, "Happy Days;" John Osborne's play, "Watch It Come Down;" Harold Pinter's play, "No Man's Land;" Noel Coward's play, "Blithe Spirit;" John Millington Synge's play, "Playboy of the Western World;" Howard Brenton's play, "Weapons of Happiness;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" and Thomas Bernhard's play, "Force of Habit;" with Albert Finney, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Ralph Richardson, Angela Lansbury, Frank Finlay, Richard Johnson, Simon Ward, Wendy Hiller, Denis Quilley, Alan Webb, Anna Carteret, Brenda Blethyn, Dandy Nichols, David Yelland, Derek Thompson, Diana Quick, Dinsdale Landen, Elizabeth Spriggs, Gawn Grainger, J.G. Devlin, Jill Bennett, Joan Hickson, Julian Glover, Julie Covington, Maria Aitken, Michael Feast, Michael Medwin, Nick Brimble, Oliver Cotton, Polly Adams, Robert Eddison, Roland Culver, Struan Rodgers, Susan Fleetwood, Terence Rigby, Thelma Whitely, and Warren Clarke in the cast.
  • (1970) He acted in David Mercer's play, "Flint," at the Criterion Theatre in London,England with Vivien Merchant, Moira Redmond, Julia Foster, and James Grout in the cast.
  • (February 1983 to March 1983; July 1983 to September 1983) He acted in the British National Theatre Season Repertoire at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton, and Olivier Theatres in London, England in Frank Leosser's musical, "Guys and Dolls;" John Gay's play, "The Beggar's Opera;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Way Upstream;" Bertolt Brecht and Eisler's play, "Schweyk In the Second World War;" Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest;" Thomas Kyd's play, "The Spanish Tragedy;" David Hare's play, "A Map Of the World;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Major Barbara;" Peter Gill's plays, "A Kick for Touch," and "Small Change;" William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream;" Harold Pinter's play, "Other Places;" Alfred Du Musset's play, "Lorenzaccio;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Rivals;" Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's play, "You Can't Take It With You;" Jean Giradoux's play, "The Trojan War Will Not Take Place;" John Marston and David A. Blostein's play, "The Fawn;" plays, "One Woman Plays;" Christopher Hampton's play, "Tales from Hollywood;" and David Mamet's play, "Glengarry Glen Ross;" with Clive Arrindell, Norman Beaton, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Kenneth Cranham, Annette Crosbie, Edward De Souza, Judi Dench, J.G. Devlin, Jane Downs, Susan Fleetwood, Barry Foster, Michael Gambon, Brian Glover, Stefan Gryff, Nigel Havers, Patricia Hayes, Tony Haygarth, James Hazeldine, Greg Hicks, Ronald Hines, Martin Jarvis, Karl Johnson, Paul Jones, Jane Lapotaire, James Laurenson, Patti Love, Brewster Mason, Anna Massey, Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Bill Nighy, John Normington, Nicola Pagett, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Edward Petherbridge, Sian Philips, Diana Quick, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers, Patrick Ryecart, Paul Scofield, Roshan Seth, Fiona Shaw, Jack Shepherd, Belinda Sinclair, Imelda Staunton, Maggie Steed, Zoe Wanamaker June Watson, Billie Whitelaw, Penelope Wilton, and David Yelland in the cast.
  • (1987) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "You Can Never Tell," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Irene Worth, Frank Middlemass, Derek Waring, Jenny Quayle, Terence Wilson, and Michael Denison in the cast.
  • (1973) Portrayed the title character in BBC Radio 4 series, "What Ho, Jeeves!", opposite Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster. The series, based on the novels and short stories by P.G. Wodehouse, ran occasionally from 1973 to 1981.
  • (1990) He acted in Keith Waterhouse's play, "Bookends," at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Dinsdale Landen in the cast. Ned Sherrin was director.

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