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Also Known As: Died: February 17, 2013
Born: January 14, 1934 Cause of Death: Emphysema
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1956:
Worked with Liverpool Rep Company
1958:
Made West End acting debut
1961:
Starred on BBC comedy "Marriage Lines"
1962:
Appeared on British series "Brothers in Law" (BBC)
1971:
Headlined comedy series "Birds on the Wing" (BBC)
1975:
Co-starred on sitcom "The Good Life/Good Neighbors" (BBC)
1977:
With Michael Gambon, starred on BBC comedy series "The Other One"
1978:
Provided character voice of Fiver in animated feature "Watership Down"
1982:
Starred as title character on "Goodbye, Mr. Kent" (BBC)
1984:
Appeared in recurring role on BBC comedy series "Ever Decreasing Circles"
1985:
Played lead on ITV comedy series "All in Good Faith"
1987:
Joined Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company; appeared in "Twelfth Night" and "Coriolanus," and played title roles of "King Lear" and "Uncle Vanya"
1989:
First film collaboration with Branagh, "Henry V"
1989:
Awarded OBE by Queen Elizabeth II
1992:
Landed small role in Branagh's "Peter's Friends"
1993:
Co-starred on BBC comedy series "If You See God, Tell Him"
1995:
Starred opposite Judy Parfitt in "Heavy Weather" (BBC)
1996:
Appeared in two films directed by Branagh, "A Midwinter's Tale" and "Hamlet" (as Polonius)
1998:
Played opposite Geraldine McEwan in Broadway production "The Chairs"
1999:
Provided character voice of Captain Broom for animated series based on "Watership Down" (ITV)
2000:
Reteamed with Branagh for "Love's Labour's Lost"
2000:
Starred on BBC comedy-drama series "Monarch of the Glen"
2002:
Starred opposite June Whitfield in London stage revival of "Bedroom Farce"
2003:
Cast as Smee in P.J. Hogan's live-action adaptation of "Peter Pan"
2006:
Played Adam in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation "As You Like It"
2008:
Guest starred on BBC sci-fi drama "Torchwood"
2011:
Narrated war drama "The Only One Who Knows You're Afraid"
2012:
Made final film appearances in British comedies "Run for Your Wife" and " Cockneys vs. Zombies"

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