He acted in Jean Anouilh and Christopher Fry's play, "The Lark," at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Dorothy Tutin, Richard Johnson, Leo McKern, and Donald Pleasance in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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Bearded, stocky Italian-born character actor in British films and television. An effective dialectician, he tended to relish playing villainous roles, often as Eastern European spooks or shady Middle Eastern grifters. Much of his television work was designed to fund his more serious theatrical ventures as actor/manager, having acquired a Victorian church in an unfashionable area of London. ...