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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 2011
Born: November 23, 1916 Cause of Death:
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MILESTONES

1936:
Made stage acting debut at the Old Vic in London
1937:
Made New York stage debut in the play, "Love of Women"
1938:
Returned to the London stage in the play, "The Zeal of Thy House"
1947:
Made feature film debut in the costume drama, "Blanche Fury"
1953:
First U.S. feature credit, the U.S.-U.K. co-production, "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue," produced by Walt Disney Studios
1955:
Portrayed one of the murderers in Laurence Olivier's adaptation of "Richard III"
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Made U.S. TV appearances on such early anthology drama programs as "Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents The Rheingold Theater"
1957:
Appeared in the classic Powell & Pressburger WW2 drama "Ill Met By Moonlight"
1958:
First Hammer horror film, "The Horror of Dracula"
1962:
Second Hammer horror film, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1969:
Featured in Ken Russell's "Women in Love"
1972:
Played Dr. David Livingstone on the short-lived NBC historical drama series, "Search for the Nile"
1974:
First miniseries to air on U.S. TV, "QB VII"
1979:
Featured in "The Boys From Brazil," starring Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier
1979:
Returned to Broadway for his Tony winning role in the comedy, "Bedroom Farce"
1984:
Played the captured father in the Zucker Brothers' comedy "Top Secret!"
1985:
Appeared opposite Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in "Out of Africa" as Lord Delamere
1987:
Cast in the film adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's "The Fourth Protocol," starring Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan
1988:
Returned to Broadway in the drama, "Breaking the Code"; received a Tony nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
1989:
Cast as Alfred the butler in Tim Burton's "Batman," opposite Michael Keaton
1992:
Reprised role of Alfred in "Batman Returns"
1993:
Featured in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence"
1995:
Played Alfred to Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne in "Batman Forever"
1997:
Again played Alfred, this time opposite George Clooney in "Batman & Robin"
1999:
Gave a wonderful performance as Feers in "The Cherry Orchard," opposite Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling
1999:
Last on-screen performance reunited him with Burton, playing a cameo in "Sleepy Hollow"
2005:
Lent his voice to Burton's "Corpse Bride"
2010:
Final film role, voiced Uilleam, the Dodo bird in Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

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