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Also Known As: Died: October 23, 1998
Born: March 13, 1940 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Won a scholarship to London's Royal Ballet School
1956:
Began working in Covent Garden Opera Ballet with contemporary Lynn Seymour after graduating from the Royal Ballet School
1957:
Danced in the Royal Ballet touring company
1960:
Won his first big stage role in "The Invitation" cast opposite Seymour at her recommendation
1961:
Again danced with Seymour in the premiere of "The Two Pigeons"
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With the touring company, danced leading roles in "The Sleeping Beauty", "Swan Lake", "La Fille Mal Gardee" and "Sylvia"
1963:
Transferred to the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, taking lead roles in "Coppelia", "Giselle", "Daphnis and Chloe" and "Cinderella"
1965:
For the premiere performance of "Romeo and Juliet", he and Seymour were replaced by the more well-known Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
1966:
Had a successful run as the Joker in John Cranko's "Card Game"
1967:
Left the Royal Ballet, citing problems with arthritic feet
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Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and acted in acclaimed productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Hamlet"
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Acted in varied roles in productions in Manchester, Bristol and Oxford theaters
1969:
Appeared in Ken Russell's adaptation of "Women in Love"
1971:
Had starring roles in "The Music Lovers" and "The Boy Friend", both films produced and directed by Russell
1976:
Featured in "The Slipper and the Rose", a musical retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale, starring Richard Chamberlain
1977:
Played Pierre in the NBC TV-movie adaptation of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
1982:
Opened the Central School of Ballet with Ann Stannard in Clerkenwell, England
1984:
Acted in the popular syndicated miniseries "A Woman of Substance"
1987:
Played the painter L S Lowry in Gillian Lynne's Northern Ballet Theatre production "A Simple Man" on stage and on British television
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Took over as director of Northern Ballet Theatre; transformed its repertoire, creating full-evening productions such as "Don Quixote" and "Dracula"
1988:
Appeared in the Ken Russell thriller "The Lair of the White Worm"
1989:
Worked again with Russell, acting in "The Rainbow"
1994:
Was artistic director for the Northern Ballet Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol"; production aired on A&E in the USA
1996:
Appointed Commander of the British Empire
1998:
Dropped out of NBT due to illness, passing duties on to associate director Michael Pink

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