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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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.
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1995 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.