He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ronald Pickup, Jeremy Brett, John Stride (played Audrey), Charles Kay, Derek Jacobi, and Oliver Cotton in the cast. Clifford Williams 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."