He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "The Lark," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Dorothy Tutin, Richard Johnson, Laurence Naismith, Leo McKern, Peter Cellier, and George Murcell in the cast. Peter Book was director.
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[on The Great Escape
(1963)] That was my first big Hollywood picture, and it struck particularly close to home for me because I had been in the RAF and spent some time in a POW camp in Germany. I had a wonderful part and was delighted. Steve McQueen
was a bit difficult during the filming, flying in three separate screenwriters to make sure his character was to his liking. Coming from a theater ...
Was originally chosen to play Blair in The Thing
(1982), but a scheduling conflict prevented him from doing so. Therefore, the role went to Wilford Brimley