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Nicol Williamson

Nicol Williamson

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Also Known As: Died: December 16, 2011
Born: September 14, 1936 Cause of Death: Esophageal Cancer
Birth Place: Hamilton, Scotland, , GB Profession: Cast ...
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1960:
Theatrical debut with Dundee Repertory Company, Scotland
1961:
London debut, "That's Us"
1962:
Became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
1963:
Short film acting debut in "The Six-Sided Triangle"
1965:
Made Broadway debut in John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence"; earned Tony nomination in 1966
1968:
Feature film acting debut in "Inadmissable Evidence"; released just days before second feature "The Bofors Gun"
1969:
Returned to Broadway as "Hamlet" in production directed by Tony Richardson; critic Martin Gottfried called it "the most unintelligible performance of the role I think I have ever seen"; play translated to film and released the same year
1969:
Acted in Richardson's feature "Laughter in the Dark"
1974:
Joined all-star cast including Lillian Gish, George C Scott and Julie Christie for Mike Nichols' Broadway production of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"
1975:
Directed "Uncle Vanya" for Royal Shakespeare Company
1976:
Played Little John to Sean Connery's Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn's Lady Marian in "Robin and Marian"
1976:
Received enthusiastic notices for his portrayal of a cocaine-snifffing Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
1976:
Slapped a fellow cast member one night during curtain call while appearing on Broadway as Henry VIII in the short-lived Richard Rodgers musical "Rex"
1978:
Reprised "Inadmissible Evidence" in London and NYC
1981:
Portrayed Merlin in John Boorman's "Excalibur"
1982:
Directed and starred in "Macbeth" at NYC's Circle in the Square
1985:
Played Doctor Worley and the Nome King in Walter Murch's "Return to Oz"
1990:
Cast as Father Morning in horror sequel "The Exorcist III"
1991:
Portrayed the ghost of John Barrymore in "I Hate Hamlet" on Broadway; swatted his co-star one night during performance on the backside with a sword, producing a three-inch long, black-and-blue mark
1996:
Essayed Barrymore again on Broadway, this time in one-man show "Jack - A Night on the Town with John Barrymore"; created show with director Leslie Megahey
1996:
Played Badger in Terry Jones' live-action "The Wind in the Willows"
1997:
Final film appearance, as Cogliostro in fantasy action feature "Spawn"
2001:
Landed starring role in stage production of "King Lear"

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