He acted in Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops to Conquer," at the Old Vic at the New Theatre in London, England with Miles Malleson, Michael Redgrave, Angela Baddeley, Nigel Stock, Diana Churchill, Yvonne Mitchell, and Walter Hudd in the cast. Michael Benthall was director.
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After a year of shooting "Ryan's Daughter": "I don't like to be paid £500 a week for sitting down and playing Scrabble."
In 1961, he went to America to play Cardinal Wolsey in the Broadway production of "A Man For All Seasons", but found New York a terrifying place and left the cast after only two weeks; he was replaced by Thomas Gomez. McKern also acted in the 1966 film version, but played a different role. The film was a huge success, but he always claimed it was inferior to the stage production.