Stage acting debut in "Crossings"
Toured France and Germany as part of the English Classical Players
Made first film appearances in uncredited bit parts in "Rembrandt" and "The Amateur Gentleman"
Directed "A Doll's House" and "Lady Fanny" at the Duke of York Theatre in London
Served in Foreign Office of British Army
Appeared in "Stairway to Heaven/A Matter of Life and Death", starring David Niven and Kim Hunter; first teaming with Emeric Pressburger and Michael Powell
Starred as love interest Julian Craster in the Powell-Pressburger dance film "The Red Shoes"
Appeared in "The Barefoot Contessa" alongside Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner
Played the title role in the British television series "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (ITV in England, syndicated in the USA); also was an executive producer
Acted in the Powell-Pressburger war adventure film "Night Ambush", playing a kidnapped Nazi general, one of many World War II German roles
Appeared in the fact-based "Exodus" starring Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint
Was vice president of the British actor's union Equity
Played Dr John Hardy, a forensic scientist in "The Expert" a popular drama series aired on BBC-2
Was again vice president of Equity
Starred in the Claudia Cardinale film "La Petite Fille en Velours Bleu/The Little Girl in Blue Velvet"
Appeared on American telelvision in NBC's historical docudrama "Holocaust"
Portrayed King George V in the British miniseries "Edward and Mrs. Simpson"
Starred in the Nottingham Playhouse production of Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" and in the Old Vic Theatre's "Zaide"
Appeared in the British TV presentation of "Cymbeline"
Played Magnus in a London production of "The Applecart" and performed in the Canterbury Cathedral Theatre's "Mystery Plays"
Appeared in "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" at London's Queen's Theatre
Final screen appearance in small role in the Molly Ringwald comedy "Strike It Rich"