He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Jonathan Pryce, Sinead Cusack, Nicholas Woodeson, David Killick, Hugh Quarshie, David Troughton, and Penny Downie in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
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In weekly rep of course you had to learn a new act every day, every night, after the show. You'd go home and you'd go to bed and start learning your lines for the following day so you'd rehearse an act a day and you had to learn all the lines for one act in one fell swoop. That really was hard work but somehow you know everybody did it. I don't think people would do it now.
Left his school in 1933 to work as an office boy for a company repairing railway carriages. Subsequently worked as a steward in a London businessmen's club, but had to move on after a dispute with a barmaid. He then worked at a silk warehouse and joined an amateur drama group. went to Morley college where he won a scholarship to RADA.