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Also Known As: Died: March 21, 1985
Born: March 20, 1908 Cause of Death: complications from Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Bristol, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1921:
Amateur acting debut in a walk-on part in "Henry IV, Part 2" at Stratford-on-Avon
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While at Cambridge, acted in and occasionally directed plays
1934:
Professional acting debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in "Counsellor at Law"
1936:
Joined the Old Vic in the fall; debuted there in "Love's Labour's Lost"
1938:
First credited film appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes"
1939:
Co-starred in "Stolen Life"
1941:
Had title role in the Carol Reed directed, "Kipps"
1941:
Played opposite wife Rachel Kempson in "Jeannie"
1945:
Starred in London production of "Jacobowsky and the Colonel"
1945:
Played a ventriloquist driven mad by his dummy in "Dead of Night"
1946:
Second screen teaming with wife in "The Captive Heart"
1947:
Earned Best Actor Oscar nomination as Orin Mannon in the film adapation of Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra"; film not released in Great Britain until 1952
1948:
Broadway debut in "Macbeth"
1948:
Acted in Fritz Lang's "Secret Beyond the Door"
1951:
Won particular praise for his turn as a schoolteacher in "The Browning Version"
1952:
Played Jack Worthing in the screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
1954:
Acted opposite Rachel Kempson as husband and wife in "The Sea Shall Not Have Them"
1955:
Reprised London role in "Tiger at the Gates" on Broadway; earned Tony nomination
1956:
Appeared in the film version of George Orwell's "1984"
1957:
US TV debut in the title role of "Ruggles of Red Gap"
1958:
Co-starred with daughter Vanessa in the London production of "A Touch of the Sun"
1958:
Had title role in "Hamlet" at the Moscow Art Theatre
1958:
Played lead in "Behind the Mask"
1959:
Starred in and wrote the play "The Aspern Papers"
1962:
Directed by then son-in-law Tony Richardson in "The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Runner"
1962:
Enjoyed a stage triumph as Vanya in the Chichester Festival production of "Uncle Vanya"
1967:
Starred in the ABC biographical drama "Mr. Dickens of London"
1968:
Portrayed Prospero in a BBC production of "The Tempest"
1968:
Cast as the grandfather in "Heidi" (NBC)
1969:
Played the school headmaster in the musical remake of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
1971:
Appeared as the older version of Dominic Guard's character Leo in "The Go-Between"
1979:
Final theatre appearance as Jasper in Simon Gray's "Close of Play"; directed by Harold Pinter

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