Stage debut as Micky in "Paddy, the Next Best Thing"
Appeared in various British repertory productions
Toured Indian and Burmese cities in "Love in a Mist"
First role in London, Maxim in "Ivanov"
Accompanied Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh to New York, making his Broadway debut as a messenger in "Anthony and Cleopatra"
Film debut in "The Cruel Sea"
Portrayed Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Barnaby Tucker in English stage versions of "Moulin Rouge" and Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker"
Appeared as a passenger on board the Titanic in "A Night to Remember"
Played Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Romeo and Juliet" at the Old Vic; during same season, acted the title role in "Richard II", Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" and Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", all at the Old Vic
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing the Fool to Paul Scofield's Lear in "King Lear"
Delivered a nice turn as a psychiatrist in Tony Richardson's "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner", adapted to the screen by Alan Silitoe from his short story
Reprised "Lear" role opposite Scofield in RSC production at NYC's State Theatre
Originated the role of Father William Rolfe in Peter Luke's "Hadrian VII", eventually playing it on Broadway; earned Tony nomination
Played title role in Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of "Hamlet"
Portrayed Philip in Christopher Hampton's "The Philanthropist" on the London stage and later on Broadway; received second Tony nomination
Acted in the films of two giants, George Cukor's "Travels With My Aunt" and Alfred Hitchcok's "Frenzy"
Directed London stage production of "While the Sun Shines"
Partnered opposite Diana Rigg in Tony Harrison's inspired reworking of Moliere's "The Misanthrope"
Reprised Alceste for Broadway production of "The Misanthrope"
Performed the role of Martin Dysart on Broadway in "Equus", reprising the role he had played at the Old Vic in 1973
Starred in one-man-show, "St Mark's Gospel", in both London and NYC; reprised show in 1981 and 1990; adapted the script and directed all incarnations; received third Tony nomination
As Q, 007's favorite science expert, displayed the latest gadgetry to Sean Connery in "Never Say Never Again"
Delivered a thoroughly enjoyable turn as the Wing Commander, one of Julie Walters' bizarre menage, in the film "Personal Services"
Played Acting High Commissioner in Richard Attenborough's "Cry Freedom"
Interrupted tour of his one-man-show "Shakespeare, Cole and Company" to play the Bishop of Ely in Kenneth Branagh's film version of "Henry V"
Portrayed Sillerton Jackson in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence", adapted from the Edith Wharton novel
Provided narration for HBO's "Shakespeare: The Annimated Tales" version of "Macbeth"
Last feature film to date, Malcolm McKay's "Cruel Train"
Narrated HBO's "Shakespeare: The Animated Tales" version of "King Richard III"
Had supporting role in the acclaimed British miniseries "Longitude"
Made cameo appearance in the BBC adaptation of "David Copperfield"