He played Horatio in the opening performance of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the inaugural National Theatre Production at Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard, Rosemary Harris, Max Adrian, Anthony Nicholls, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lang, John Stride, Colin Blakely, Frank Finlay...
Sir Robert Stephens
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
Film acting is difficult to do properly. I remember I once said to George Cukor
that I think it's as difficult to be Spencer Tracy
as it is to be Laurence Olivier
. He said, "Wrong, it's much more difficult to be Spencer Tracy".
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.