He performed in Myer, Grahame, and Clinie's revue, "Intimacy at 8:30," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Pip Hinton, Hugh Paddick, Ronnie Stevens, Joan Heal, Joan Sims, and Eleanor Fazan in the cast.
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[on the death of Jack Wild
] Jack really was cheated out of a great career. He was easy to work with and made you feel good. He was a professional; his performance was incredible and the film will remain a classic. We were talking about getting together and going to see each other. We were more like Laurel and Hardy. We used to call ourselves Fagin and Dodger. We had that kind of bond between us. ...
Was nominated for Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Oliver!," recreating the role of Fagin that had previously gained him a Best Actor Oscar nomination in the film version of the same name, Oliver!