He acted in George Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officer," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Max Adrian, Michael Turner, Derek Jacobi, Colin Blakely, John Stride, Mike Gambon, Mary Miller, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. William Gaskill 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.
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.