spear carrier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" with Sybil Thorndike and a young Laurence Olivier
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Sir Carol Reed
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on his acting days] "You know, I wasn't a good actor. I began as a spear carrier and then appeared through the countryside in repertory, but though I got decent parts and so on, I was never very good. Yet I'm glad I did it for seven years or so because it helped me subsequently in understanding the actor's problems."
Children figure significantly in his films (The Fallen Idol (1948) told through a child's point of view, Boy with ball in The Third Man (1949), protagonists in Oliver!
(1968) are children; children are everywhere & see everything in Odd Man Out