Broadway debut, "Look Back in Anger"
Embarked on West End Show "Life Support", his 11th collaboration with playwright Gray, directed by Pinter
Feature film debut in movie version of Osborne's "The Entertainer"
featured in "The Statement" with Michael Caine
First film with Lindsay Anderson, "In Celebration"
Originated part of Mick in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" on the English stage
Reprised Tony-winning role from Simon Gray's stage play "Butley" in film version directed by Pinter
Reteamed with Schlessinger for "Far From the Madding Crowd"; first screen teaming with Julie Christie
Returned to Broadway opposite Frank Langella in "Fortune's Fool"
Second TV film with Schlesinger, "Separate Tables" (HBO)
Starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in CBS movie "Reginald's Gift", the true story of Maggie and Reginald Green who donated the organs of their brain-dead son, enhancing or saving the lives of seven people
Appeared in the Tom Clancy thriller "The Sum of All Fears"
Earned a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of exiled traitor Guy Burgess in "An Englishman Abroad", a TV-movie (BBC) directed by John Schlesinger
First film appearance, a one-minute impersonation of King Lear in "It's Never Too Late"
Gave a sterling performance as the head butler at "Gosford Park" in Robert Altman's ensemble murder mystery
Interpreted title role of "Hamlet" on British stage
Joined English Stage Society at the Royal Court in London (date approximate)
Joined Frank Dunlop's Midland Theatre Company, Coventry, England, where he stage-managed and made stage acting debut in "You and Your Wife"
London stage debut, "The Mulberry Bush"
Played Josiah Bounderby in PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" production of Charles Dickens' "Hard Times"
Played the lover who left Lynn Redgrave in the lurch in "Georgy Girl"
Portrayed Petruccio in "The Taming of the Shrew" for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Reteamed with director Anderson for "Brittania Hospital"
Returned to the NYC stage in the Off-Broadway production of "The Unexpected Man"
Reunited with Frankenheimer for "Impossible Object"
Starred as farmer opposite aristocratic Julie Christie in Joseph Losey's "The Go-Between"; screenplay written by Harold Pinter
Starred as obsessive English writer Hamish Partt in A&E movie "Unnatural Pursuits" (screenplay by Simon Gray)
US TV debut, "Duel For Love"
Appeared in the Richard Gere thriller "Mothman Prophecies"
Came home shell-shocked to wife Julie Christie after World War I in "The Return of the Soldier"
Played Cliff in the original production of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger"
Was outstanding as Jill Clayburgh's ultimate lover (after abandonment by weak-willed husband Michael Murphy) in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"
Again reprised stage role in feature film "The Caretaker/The Guest", directed by Clive Donner
Appeared as Oliver in four-part "Oliver's Travels" for "Mystery!" (PBS)
Engaged in now famous nude wrestling scene with Oliver Reed in Ken Russell's film adaptation of the D H Larwence novel "Women in Love"
First collaboration with director John Schlesinger, "A Kind of Loving"
Portrayed Anthony Quinn's intellectual British cohort in "Zorba the Greek"
Portrayed Marcel Proust in A&E movie "102 Boulevard Haussman"
Received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for John Frankenheimer's "The Fixer", adapted by Dalton Trumbo from the Bernard Malamud novel
Reprised "Caretaker" role on Broadway
Served in the Royal Air Force (dates approximate)
Turned in a solid portrayal as King Claudius in Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet", starring Mel Gibson as the Melancholy Dane