He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Ronald Pickup, Gerald James, John McEnery, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, and Christopher Timothy in the cast. Franco Zeffirelli was director.
Sir Robert Stephens
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on "The Method"] I once asked two old Russian actors about the Method, because I'd seen American actors in New York use their version of it and it was so awful, amateur and inept and stupid. And they said to me, "If you have a copy of ['Konstantin Stanislavski' 's] "My Life in Art" or "An Actor Prepares", just take it out and throw it in the river". If it was no use to them, it was certainly of ...
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Actor for his performance as Falstaff in "Henry IV, parts I & II" at the Royal Shakespeare Company.