He acted in Jean Anouilh and Christopher Fry's play, "The Lark," at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Dorothy Tutin, Richard Johnson, Leo McKern, and George Murcell in the cast. Peter Brook was director.
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[on Fantastic Voyage
(1966)] I remember being amazed the first day I walked onto the shoot and saw these outsize sets that simulated the human body. I enjoyed that film because, even though my character was the villain, I got to play him as a much gentler person. Of course, he richly deserved to be swallowed by the antibodies at the end.
Often joked to friends and family that, before Halloween
(1978) came out, he was typecast as villains and psychopaths, never having been given the chance to play a good guy or hero. However, after his portrayal of the heroic, Van Helsing-like Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween, he had the exact opposite problem in that no one wanted to see him play bad guys anymore, that the only parts offered to him ...