(1958-59) Stage: Appeared in Friedrich Schiller
's play, "Mary Stuart," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Irene Worth
and Catherine Lacey in the cast. John Wood was director.
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Anyone with a modicum of intelligence and the right kind of physique ought to make a film actor, if they are lucky enough to be told exactly what to do, and I cannot see that the actor for the screen deserves any more credit than a schoolboy who is good at dictation should have for writing admirable prose.
recounted in his journal "A Positively Final Appearance" a story about Thesiger, saying he was once stopped by a woman while walking through Picadilly, who asked him, "Didn't you used to be Ernest Thesiger?" To which he replied bluntly, "Still am!" and hurried on.