He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Joan Plowright, John Stride, Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Sheila Reid, Derek Jacobi, and Ronald Pickup in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
Sir Robert Stephens
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on Dame Thora Hird
] An extremely adroit, skillful actress--John Osborne
's favorite actress, for what that's worth--with an extraordinary ability, rather like Maggie Smith
, to twist on a sixpence from being terribly funny to terribly touching. She's a bit mawkish, sometimes, but a brilliant comedienne. The tops.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1959 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Epitaph for George Dillon."