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|Also Known As:||Died:||July 27, 1984|
|Born:||May 15, 1909||Cause of Death:||heart attack|
|Birth Place:||Yorkshire, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Upon graduation briefly worked as architect before trying hand at acting
Stage debut in touring production of "Rasputin the Rascal Monk" at Aldershot Hippodrome
West End debut in "Gallows Glorious"
Performed with Old Vic for season
Performed with Dublin's Gate Theater for season
Under contract to agent-director Albert Parker; film debut in Parker's "Late Extra"
Under contract to Fox-British
Formed Gamma Productions with Roy and Pamela Kellino
First film as co-screenwriter and producer (also actor and first Gamma production), "I Met a Murderer" (dir. Roy Kellino)
Was conscientious objector during WWII
Moved to USA; unsuccessful attempt to form production company with David Rose
Broadway debut in "Bathsheba"
First American film, "Caught", directed by Max Ophuls
Formed Portland Pictures production company
First Portland film, "Lady Possessed" (also co-writer; producer); based on novel by Pamela Kellino and co-directed by William Spier and Roy Kellino)
US TV debut on series, "Omnibus"
Hosted TV anthology series, "Lux Video Theater"
Moved to Vevey, Switzerland
Made last film, "The Assisi Underground" (released in 1985)
Career celebrated in a retrospective held at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in New York City
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