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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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Theatrical debut with Dundee Repertory Company, Scotland
London debut, "That's Us"
Became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Short film acting debut in "The Six-Sided Triangle"
Made Broadway debut in John Osborne's "Inadmissable Evidence"; earned Tony nomination in 1966
Feature film acting debut in "Inadmissable Evidence"; released just days before second feature "The Bofors Gun"
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
Acted in Richardson's feature "Laughter in the Dark"
Joined all-star cast including Lillian Gish, George C Scott and Julie Christie for Mike Nichols' Broadway production of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"
Directed "Uncle Vanya" for Royal Shakespeare Company
Played Little John to Sean Connery's Robin Hood and Audrey Hepburn's Lady Marian in "Robin and Marian"
Received enthusiastic notices for his portrayal of a cocaine-snifffing Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
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"
Reprised "Inadmissible Evidence" in London and NYC
Portrayed Merlin in John Boorman's "Excalibur"
Directed and starred in "Macbeth" at NYC's Circle in the Square
Played Doctor Worley and the Nome King in Walter Murch's "Return to Oz"
Cast as Father Morning in horror sequel "The Exorcist III"
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
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
Played Badger in Terry Jones' live-action "The Wind in the Willows"
Final film appearance, as Cogliostro in fantasy action feature "Spawn"
Landed starring role in stage production of "King Lear"
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