Played "Pte 'Bammo' Bamforth" in Willis Hall
's "The Long and the Short and the Tall" for the English Stage Company, initially at the Royal Court Theatre. The director was Lindsay Anderson
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[on Henry II, a king he portrayed in both Becket
(1964) and The Lion in Winter
(1968)] I like the man. He interests me. He never lost a battle, and yet he never fought a battle if he could arrange it diplomatically. The last thing he ever wanted was to fight, but when he did, he fought. A man of great wit - funny, a lawgiver - and yet at the same time, frail, human. Now, am I describing me? I ...
Was a close friend of late actress Katharine Hepburn
. Although some believe his daughter, Kate O'Toole
is named after Hepburn, according to Sian Phillips' autobiography they named their daughter after Kate, the title character in Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew". They were inspired by the line in the play "Kate, sweet Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom".
His mixed English-Irish accent