Theatre: his West End credits include "Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
(Palace Theatre, 1938); "Watch On The Rhine" by Lillian Hellman
with Alfred Lunt
and Lynn Fontanne
(Aldwych, 1942); "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
(as Laertes) with Robert Helpmann
(New Theatre, 1944); "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde
(Haymarket, 1945) with John Gielgud
; "The Little Hut" by André Roussin
(Lyric, 1950); "Auntie Mame" with Beatrice Lillie
(Adelphi, 1958); "The Rivals" by Richard B. Sheridan
with Margaret Rutherford
(Haymarket, 1966); "Conduct Unbecoming" by Barry England
Theatre: made his Broadway debut
in 1948, playing Banquo (opposite Michael Redgrave
as Macbeth) in the play by William Shakespeare
Theatre: other stage credits include "Henry V" by William Shakespeare
(Bristol Old Vic and European tour, 1950s); "Hedda Gabler" by Henrik Ibsen
(Phoenix, Leicester 1969); "Journey's End" by R.C. Sherriff
(Bristol Old Vic, 1973); "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier
(Toronto, 1977); "Old World" by Aleksei Arbuzov
Theatre: played numerous roles at the Old Vic theatre in London, 1931, where he learnt his craft under Lilian Baylis. Returned in 1950 to play Orsino in "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare
Theatre: had his debut
speaking role in 1931 at Sadler's Wells theatre, London. He played Peter Pomfret in "King John" by William Shakespeare
(1989) He acted in Dame Agatha Christie's stage adaptation of her novel, "And Then There Were None," at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, England with Douglas Fielding, James Warwick, Lewis Jones, directed by Salvin Stewart.
(1945-1946) He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "Lady Windermere's Fan," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Griffith Jones, Isabel Jeans, Athene Seyler, Dorothy Hyson, Phyllis Relph, Deering Wells, Hugh Stewart, and Denys Blakelock in the cast. Sir John Gielgud OM was director and Cecil Beaton was designer.
(1931-1932) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King John," at the Old Vic Theatre and the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Robert Speaight, George Zucco, Robert Harris, Ralph Michael, Mary Russell, Phyllis Thomas, and Valerie Tudor in the cast. Harcourt Williams was director.
(1958) He acted in the musical, "Auntie Mame," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Beatrice Lillie (Auntie Mame), Florence Desmond, David Bird, Dinsdale Landen, and Rosamund Greenwood in the cast. Jack Minster was director.
(1935) He played Fortinbras, and later took over as Rosencrantz, in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the New Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, George Devine, Jack Hawkins, William Devlin, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness, and Ben Field in the cast. John Gielgud was director.
(1934) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the New Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, George Devine, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness (played Osric), William Devlin, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, Sam Beazley, and Frith Banbury in the cast. John Gielgud was director.
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