He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "Becket", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Eric Porter, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peter Jeffrey, Diana Rigg, Ian Holm and Roy Dotrice in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
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[observation, 2014] I'm thrilled to be around still, and I don't want to blow my horn, but I've done so many more parts than Barrymore ever got a chance to do. That Barrymore wasn't able - or willing to show his true range is one of the great missed opportunities of the theatrical stage. A terrible waste.
He was awarded the CC (Companion of the Order of Canada) in the 1968 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama; Canada's highest civilian honor.
Often plays aristocratic characters