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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One reason I've never chased after films is that once you become a film star, you can't really stop, because you have to be before the public's eye all the time. I wouldn't care for that. Also, in films the material can't be that good all the time. You have to make mostly bad films, or films that aren't frightfully good. That wouldn't interest me - not that I've ever been offered that opportunity.
One of eight actors profiled by Roger Lewis
in his 1989 book, "Stage People": the interview with Stephens takes place in the Dirty Duck pub in Stratford-on-Avon.