He acted in J.M. Barrie's play, "Shall We Join the Ladies?," and Christopher Fry's play, "The Boy with a Cart," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Richard Burton, Mary Jerrold, Eileen Beldon, Nan Munro, Hazel Terry, and Paul Daneman in the cast. John Gielgud was director.
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Willman's mentor was Tyrone Guthrie, who persuaded him to turn from acting to directing for the stage. His major triumphs in that capacity included 'Rashomon' (1959), 'A Man for All seasons' (1961) and 'The Lion in Winter' (1966).