Played "Cpl. "Johnno" Johnstone" in Willis Hall
's "The Long and the Short and the Tall", for the English Stage Company, initially at the Royal Court Theatre. The director was Lindsay Anderson
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I would like to have continued playing starring roles in films, but as a leading older man, which is what I've become. However, I don't consider myself by any means finished. I have much more to give. I'm still looking forward to enjoying my dotage as a character actor. I do feel the best is yet to come. (from a 1990 interview)
Born in Shanghai, he and his English father and Russian mother fled when the Japanese attacked China five years later. They moved to Britain, where he studied at the newly opened Bolton's Theatre Club in Kensington, west London.