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Born: May 26, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Channel Islands, , GB Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Guernsey, The Channel Islands
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Served as an air gunner in the Royal Air Force during WWII; shot down and captured by the Germans
1942:
Was held in a prisoner of war camp in Germany; inmates put on plays
1945:
London stage debut, "Back Home Revue", a benefit for the Red Cross performed by former prisoners of war
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Was a member of the Liverpool Repertory, Manchester Repertory and Oldham Repertory theatres
1955:
Founded Guernsey Repertory Theatre; left in 1957
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Was a member of the acting company of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which became Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961
1964:
Film debut, "Heroes of Telemark"
1965:
Starred in acclaimed TV special "The Caretaker"
1967:
Starred in one-person show, "Brief Lives," Hempstead Theatre Club, London; reprised show on Broadway in 1968
1968:
Headlined TV production of "Brief Lives" (BBC)
1969:
Starred in "Lock Up Your Daughters"
1971:
Played featured role of a Russian general in the epic "Nicholas and Alexandra"
1977:
Played Charles Dickens in "Dickens in London", a biographical drama aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater"
1980:
Appeared on Broadway in the one-person drama "Mr. Lincoln" at the Morosco Theater; reprised on NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" the following year
1981:
Starred in "A Life" at Broadway's Morosco Theatre; earned Tony nomination
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Appeared with American Shakespeare Festival
1983:
Starred in the title role of "Churchill", performed in L.A.
1984:
Cast as Mozart's father in the Oscar-winning "Amadeus"
1986:
Portrayed British monarch George IV in the syndicated miniseries "Shaka Zulu"
1987:
Cast as Arthur Conan Doyle in the ABC biopic "Young Harry Houdini"
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Was series regular on the cult CBS drama "Beauty and the Beast", portraying the recluse who raised Vincent, the titular beast
1992:
Portrayed the coach of skaters training for the Olympics in "The Cutting Edge"
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Starred as a maverick doctor who founded his own medical school in the Caribbean in the short-lived ABC series "Going to Extremes"
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Played recurring role of a Catholic priest on the award-winning CBS drama series "Pickett Fences"
1995:
Acted in the ill-fated remake of "The Scarlet Letter"
1996:
Had recurring role of Mr. Big on the short-lived CBS spy series "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
2000:
Co-starred on stage in "A Moon for the Misbegotten", featuring Cherry Jones and Gabriel Byrne; earned Tony as Featured Actor in a Play
2000:
Reteamed with Byrne as co-stars of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Madigan Men"

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