He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Paul Hardwick, and Ian Holm in the cast. Michel Saint-Denis 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. ...