He acted in Eugene Ionesco's play, "Rhinoceros," in an English Stage Company production at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Michael Gough, Michael Bates, and Miles Malleson in the cast. Orson Welles was director.
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Peter Sallis OBE | Pete Sallis
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on John Gielgud
] John Gielgud was a personal favourite because he was such a stickler for the truth. When he saw me outside the Strand Theatre with Honor Blackman
when we were in Wait Until Dark he said hello and asked me what I was doing and I said 'I'm in this'. He said 'Ah, ah, I hear the girl is very good'. I could have been playing the butler for all he knew.
Served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.