1935: "Ringmaster", by Keith Winter, The Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Cast list included Nigel Patrick as Julian West, May Whitty as Mrs West, Colin Keith-Johnston as George West, Jill Esmond as Ann Hammond, Laurence Olivier as Peter Hammond, Cathleen Nesbitt as Hilda Lester and Dorothy Hyson as Peggy Lester.
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You have to be slick and fast and not fall over the furniture. - talking about his dual role as director/lead in the stage production of The Best of Friends. November 1969.
When war broke out in 1939 he joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps. His commission was confirmed in the "London Gazette" on 16 February 1940 (serial no. 117838). By the end of the war he had served in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy and risen to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.