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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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Amateur acting debut in a walk-on part in "Henry IV, Part 2" at Stratford-on-Avon
While at Cambridge, acted in and occasionally directed plays
Professional acting debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in "Counsellor at Law"
Joined the Old Vic in the fall; debuted there in "Love's Labour's Lost"
First credited film appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes"
Co-starred in "Stolen Life"
Had title role in the Carol Reed directed, "Kipps"
Played opposite wife Rachel Kempson in "Jeannie"
Starred in London production of "Jacobowsky and the Colonel"
Played a ventriloquist driven mad by his dummy in "Dead of Night"
Second screen teaming with wife in "The Captive Heart"
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
Broadway debut in "Macbeth"
Acted in Fritz Lang's "Secret Beyond the Door"
Won particular praise for his turn as a schoolteacher in "The Browning Version"
Played Jack Worthing in the screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Acted opposite Rachel Kempson as husband and wife in "The Sea Shall Not Have Them"
Reprised London role in "Tiger at the Gates" on Broadway; earned Tony nomination
Appeared in the film version of George Orwell's "1984"
US TV debut in the title role of "Ruggles of Red Gap"
Co-starred with daughter Vanessa in the London production of "A Touch of the Sun"
Had title role in "Hamlet" at the Moscow Art Theatre
Played lead in "Behind the Mask"
Starred in and wrote the play "The Aspern Papers"
Directed by then son-in-law Tony Richardson in "The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Runner"
Enjoyed a stage triumph as Vanya in the Chichester Festival production of "Uncle Vanya"
Starred in the ABC biographical drama "Mr. Dickens of London"
Portrayed Prospero in a BBC production of "The Tempest"
Cast as the grandfather in "Heidi" (NBC)
Played the school headmaster in the musical remake of "Goodbye, Mr. Chips"
Appeared as the older version of Dominic Guard's character Leo in "The Go-Between"
Final theatre appearance as Jasper in Simon Gray's "Close of Play"; directed by Harold Pinter
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