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Also Known As: Died: December 27, 2003
Born: February 17, 1934 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Derbyshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1951:
Served in the Royal Air Force (dates approximate)
1955:
Joined Frank Dunlop's Midland Theatre Company, Coventry, England, where he stage-managed and made stage acting debut in "You and Your Wife"
1956:
Joined English Stage Society at the Royal Court in London (date approximate)
1956:
London stage debut, "The Mulberry Bush"
1956:
Played Cliff in the original production of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger"
1956:
First film appearance, a one-minute impersonation of King Lear in "It's Never Too Late"
1957:
Broadway debut, "Look Back in Anger"
1959:
US TV debut, "Duel For Love"
1960:
Feature film debut in movie version of Osborne's "The Entertainer"
1960:
Originated part of Mick in Harold Pinter's "The Caretaker" on the English stage
1961:
Reprised "Caretaker" role on Broadway
1962:
First collaboration with director John Schlesinger, "A Kind of Loving"
1964:
Again reprised stage role in feature film "The Caretaker/The Guest", directed by Clive Donner
1964:
Portrayed Anthony Quinn's intellectual British cohort in "Zorba the Greek"
1966:
Played the lover who left Lynn Redgrave in the lurch in "Georgy Girl"
1967:
Reteamed with Schlessinger for "Far From the Madding Crowd"; first screen teaming with Julie Christie
1968:
Received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for John Frankenheimer's "The Fixer", adapted by Dalton Trumbo from the Bernard Malamud novel
1969:
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"
1970:
Interpreted title role of "Hamlet" on British stage
1971:
Starred as farmer opposite aristocratic Julie Christie in Joseph Losey's "The Go-Between"; screenplay written by Harold Pinter
1972:
Portrayed Petruccio in "The Taming of the Shrew" for the Royal Shakespeare Company
1973:
Reprised Tony-winning role from Simon Gray's stage play "Butley" in film version directed by Pinter
1973:
Reunited with Frankenheimer for "Impossible Object"
1975:
First film with Lindsay Anderson, "In Celebration"
1978:
Was outstanding as Jill Clayburgh's ultimate lover (after abandonment by weak-willed husband Michael Murphy) in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"
1982:
Came home shell-shocked to wife Julie Christie after World War I in "The Return of the Soldier"
1982:
Reteamed with director Anderson for "Brittania Hospital"
1983:
Earned a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of exiled traitor Guy Burgess in "An Englishman Abroad", a TV-movie (BBC) directed by John Schlesinger
1984:
Second TV film with Schlesinger, "Separate Tables" (HBO)
1990:
Turned in a solid portrayal as King Claudius in Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet", starring Mel Gibson as the Melancholy Dane
1991:
Portrayed Marcel Proust in A&E movie "102 Boulevard Haussman"
1994:
Starred as obsessive English writer Hamish Partt in A&E movie "Unnatural Pursuits" (screenplay by Simon Gray)
1995:
Played Josiah Bounderby in PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" production of Charles Dickens' "Hard Times"
1996:
Appeared as Oliver in four-part "Oliver's Travels" for "Mystery!" (PBS)
1997:
Embarked on West End Show "Life Support", his 11th collaboration with playwright Gray, directed by Pinter
1998:
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
2000:
Returned to the NYC stage in the Off-Broadway production of "The Unexpected Man"
2001:
Gave a sterling performance as the head butler at "Gosford Park" in Robert Altman's ensemble murder mystery
2002:
Returned to Broadway opposite Frank Langella in "Fortune's Fool"
2002:
Appeared in the Richard Gere thriller "Mothman Prophecies"
2002:
Appeared in the Tom Clancy thriller "The Sum of All Fears"
2003:
featured in "The Statement" with Michael Caine

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