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  • Played Gollum in the acclaimed BBC radio adaptation of 'Lord of the Rings'.
  • (1955) Theatre: Played "Estragon" in the British premiere of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot", at the Arts Theatre, London in 1955.
  • Portrayed Oxford in the Broadway musical "Darling of the Day".
  • (Summer 1973) He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "A Doll's House", at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Claire Bloom, Colin Blakely and Anton Rodgers in the cast. Patrick Garland was the director.
  • (1955 - March 1956) He acted in Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot," first at the Arts Theatre Club in London, England and then at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Paul Daneman, Timothy Bateson, Peter Bull, Hugh Burden, Michael Walker, Richard Dare, William Squire, Raymond Mistovski, and Leonard Cracknell in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
  • (1960) He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Caretaker", at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Alan Bates and Donald Pleasence in the cast.
  • (1964) He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "Poor Bitos", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Donald Pickering, David Beale and Martin Jarvis in the cast.
  • (August 18, 1959) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Charles Laughton, Albert Finney (Edgar), Ian Holm (Fool), Anthony Nicholls, Cyril Luckham, Robert Hardy, Stephanie Bidmead, Angela Baddeley, Zoe Caldwell, Julian Glover, Paul Hardwick, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director.
  • (July 7, 1959) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus", at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Albert Finney, Harry Andrews, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, Robert Hardy, Julian Glover, Vanessa Redgrave and Diana Rigg in the cast. Peter Hall was the director.
  • (1971) Hhe acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Derek Godfrey, Elizabeth Spriggs, Roger Rees, and Richard Pasco in the cast. Ronald Eyre was director.
  • (1971) He acted in William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II," and "Henry V," at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Williams, Richard Pasco, Lisa Harrow, and Roger Rees in the cast. John Barton was director.
  • (1972) He acted in Maxim Gorky's play, "The Lower Depths," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Richard Pasco, Lisa Harrow, Bernard Lloyd, and Nickolas Grace in the cast. David Jones was director.
  • (1972) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Emrys James, Susan Fleetwood, Tony Church, Roger Rees, David Calder, Nickolas Grace, Alison Fiske, Gordon Gostelow, and Lynn Dearth in the cast. Terry Hands was director.
  • (July 16, 1963) He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Joan Plowright, Joan Greenwood, Lewis Casson, Sybil Thorndike, Andre Morell, and Fay Compton in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. Sean Kenny was designer.
  • (July 9, 1963) He acted in John Ford's play, "The Broken Heart," at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Robert Lang, John Neville, Joan Greenwood, Keith Michell, Rosemary Harris, Fay Compton, and Alan Howard in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. Roger Furse was designer.
  • (1956) He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan," in an English Stage Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, John Moffatt, Esme Percy, Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Sheila Ballantine, Frazer Hines, John Osborne, Nigel Davenport, Peter Wyngarde, and John Nettleton in the cast. George Devine was also director. Paul Dessau was music director. Berthold Goldschmidt was musical director.
  • (1955) He performed in the revue, "Between the Lines", in a 1955 Cambridge Footlights Revue production at the Scala Theatre in London, England with Jonathan Miller, Alan Vening, Roddy McKelvie, Trevor Williams, Brian Marber, 'Rory Mcewen', John Pardoe and Julian Jebb in the cast.
  • (1957) He acted in Peter Tranchell and James Ferman's musical, "Zuleika," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Mildred Mayne, Patricia Routledge, Clive Exton, David Morton, Anthony Dawes, Patricia Rowlands, Philip Bond, and Daniel Thorndike in the cast.
  • (1965) He acted in Dalby's musical, "The Rose and the Ring", at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Thelma Ruby and Denise Hurst in the cast.
  • (1965) He played Sebastian in a Caedmon Audio presentation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" with Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Hugh Griffith, John Hurt, Anna Massey, Edward Atienza, Cyril Luckman, Robert Hardy, Alec McCowen, and Ronnie Baker in the cast.
  • (1995) He acted in Rodney Ackland's play, "Absolute Hell," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Greg Hicks, David Horovitch, Betty Marsden, and Geraldine Fitzgerald in the cast. Anthony Page was director.
  • (January 1995-March 1995; April 1995-February 1996) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II, "The Merry Wives of Windsor;" Kenneth Grahame and Alan Bennett's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" Joe Orton's play, "What the Butler Saw;" Daniil Karms' play, "Out Of A House Walked a Man;" Lillian Hellman's play, "The Children's Hour;" Arthur Miller's play, "Broken Glass;" Lewis Carroll's play, "Alice's Adventures Underground;" Patrick Marber's play, "Dealer's Choice:" Paul Godfrey's play, "The Blue Ball;" Mary Morris's play, "Two Weeks with the Queen;" Dylan Thomas's play, "Under Milk Wood;" Euripedes's play, "Women of Troy;" Rodney Ackland's play, "Absolute Hell;" Peter Brook's play, "The Man Who;" David Hare's play, "Skylight;" BT National Connections (Youth Theatre); Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "La Grande Magia;" Ernst Toller's play, "The Machine Wreckers;" Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Little Night Music;" James McLure's play, "Wild Oats;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children;" William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World;" Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead;" Pam Gems's play, "Stanley;" and Ken Campbell's play, "Violin Time;" with John Alderton, Roger Allam, Gillian Barge, Patrick Barlow, Maureen Beattie, Janet Behan, Philip Bird, Jane Birkin, Ed Bishop, James Bolam, David Bradley, Richard Bremmer, Jasper Britton, June Brown, Michael Bryant, Sheila Burrell, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Ken Campbell, Cheryl Campbell, John Carlisle, Cater, Elaine Claxton, Alan Cox, Bernard Cribbins, Graham Crowden, Alan David, Janie Dee, Judi Dench, Paola Dionisotti, Tenniel Evans, Brett Fancy, Alison Fiske, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dexter Fletcher, Geoffrey Freshwater, Michael Gambon, Tom Georgeson, Debra Gillett, Henry Goodman, Michael Gough, Rosemary Harris, Barbara Hicks, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Patricia Hodge, David Horovitch, Alan Howard, Nerys Hughes, Kathryn Hunter, Geoffrey Hutchings, Rhys Ifans, Michael Jayston, Karl Johnson, Shirley King, Margot Leicester, Anton Lesser, Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Maloney, Betty Marsden, Richard McCabe, John McEnery, Peter McEnery, Geraldine McEwan, Bruce Myers, Nicola Pagett, Mark Payton, Trevor Peacock, Edward Petherbridge, Sian Phillips, Denis Quilley, Veronica Quilligan, Issy Van Randwyck, Joanna Riding, Diana Rigg, Struan Rodger, Simon Russell Beale, David Ryall, Andrew Sachs, Tony Selby, Naseeruddin Shah, Cyril Shaps, Lesley Sharp, Fiona Shaw, Antony Sher, Barry Stanton, Ken Stott, David Tennant, Nigel Terry, David Threlfall, Pip Torrens, Harriet Walter, Emily Watson, Benjamin Whitrow, Lia Williams, Richard Wilson, Lambert Wilson, Ray Winstone, Sophia Winter, Sarah Woodward, and Tim Wylton in the company.
  • (1977-1978 season) He directed Emlyn Williams' adaptation of Saki's stories, "The Playboy of the Weekend World," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Stage II) in New Haven, Connecticut.

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