In the 1930s, he played the title role in a then rather controversial stage production of Shakespeare's "Othello", with Laurence Olivier as Iago. This production was influenced by the writings of psychologist Dr. Ernest C. Jones, who suggested that Iago was homosexually in love with Othello, and that this motivated him to drive...
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Lt. Cmdr Ralph Richardson RNVR | Sir Ralph Richardson
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I have put on so many make-ups that sometimes I have feared that when I go to wipe it off there will be nobody left underneath.
Played two roles originally played by Basil Rathbone
. He played Karenin in Anna Karenina
(1948) (Rathbone was Karenin in the 1935 Anna Karenina
(1935) film version). Richardson also played Dr. Sloper in The Heiress
(1949) after Rathbone had played Sloper in the Broadway stage version.
Often played proud patriarchs and authority figures