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1958:
Served in the Royal Artillery
1960:
Stage debut in "The Quare Fellow" at the Library Theatre in Manchester, England
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Acted in repertory in Leicester, Liverpool and Hornchurch, England
1964:
London stage debut, "Julius Caesar" at the Royal Court Theater
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Invited to join The National Theater at the Old Vic where he played King Lear, Macbeth and Antony; first major role was when he understudied Laurence Olivier and eventually went on in "Dance of Death" (1966)
1965:
TV series debut, ""The Man in Room 17" (Granada Television)
1967:
Film debut in Lindsay Anderson's short, "The White Bus"
1968:
Feature film debut opposite Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion in Winter"
1969:
Played Claudius to Nicol Williamson's "Hamlet"
1972:
First of many collaborations with director Richard Attenborough in "Young Winston"
1974:
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"
1974:
Broadway debut, "Equus"
1976:
Won an Emmy as Bruno Richard Hauptmann in the TV-movie "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" (NBC)
1978:
Delivered a strong performance as a ventriloquist in "Magic"
1979:
Starred as Captain Christopher Jones in "Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure"
1980:
Portrayed Dr Frederick Treves in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
1981:
Earned second Emmy for his portrayal of Hitler in "The Bunker" (CBS)
1982:
Made debut as a conductor with the New Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall on March 21
1982:
Starred in the title role in the CBS adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
1984:
Returned to England after a decade in the U.S.
1984:
Portrayed mild-mannered British bookseller in David Jones' loving, literate and totally disarming film "84 Charing Cross Road"; starred opposite Anne Bancroft
1985:
Returned to the London stage as star of "Pravda"
1985:
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"
1986:
Delivered a strong performance in the title role of "The Good Father"
1989:
Played Magwich in The Disney Channel miniseries "Great Expectations"
1991:
Provided the voice of Marcus Crassus (subbing for the late Lord Olivier) in the restored version of "Spartacus"
1991:
Won Oscar for his chilling portrait as killer Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"
1992:
First movie with director James Ivory, the sumptuous and stimulating adaptation of E M Forster's "Howards End"
1993:
Fifth collaboration to date with Attenborough, "Shadowlands"
1993:
Garnered second Academy Award nomination for his performance as a repressed English butler in "The Remains of the Day"
1993:
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1994:
Delivered an over-the-top performance as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in Alan Parker's "The Road to Wellville"
1994:
Cast as the patriarch to Brad Pitt, Henry Thomas and Aidan Quinn in "Legends of the Fall"
1995:
Received third Best Actor Oscar nomination for title role in "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone
1996:
Feature directorial debut, "August" an adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"; also starred and composed score
1996:
Third collaboration with Merchant-Ivory, "Surviving Picasso"; played title role
1997:
Portrayed John Quincy Adams in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
1998:
Teamed with Antonio Banderas for the remake "The Mask of Zorro"
1998:
Reteamed with Brad Pitt for "Meet Joe Black," loosely based on "Death Takes a Holiday"
1999:
Played anthropologist Dr Ethan Powell in "Instinct"
1999:
Had title role in "Titus," Julie Taymor's film version of "Titus Andronicus"
2000:
Starred opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible II," the John Woo-directed sequel to "Mission: Impossible"
2000:
Narrated the live-action version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
2001:
Reprised Oscar-winning role in the film adaptation of "Hannibal," Thomas Harris' sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
2002:
Teamed with Chris Rock in the action comedy "Bad Company"
2002:
Once again essayed Hannibal Lecter in "Red Dragon"
2003:
Cast to play a fair-skinned African American who pretends to be white to avoid racism in the 1940s in "The Human Stain"
2004:
Cast as Ptolemy in Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
2004:
Acted in Alec Baldwin's feature directorial debut, a remake of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" titled "Shortcut to Happiness"
2005:
Co-starred in the film adaptation of David Auburn's play "Proof," directed by John Madden and starring with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal
2006:
Cast in Steven Zaillian's big-screen adaptation of "All the King's Men"
2006:
Cast as the hotel doorman in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
2007:
Feature debut as a screenwriter with "Slipstream"; also directed, produced and starred in the film as a Hollywood screenwriter who begins to confuse his own life with the characters he is creating on the page; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
2007:
Co-starred in the dramatic thriller "Fracture" as a man who confessed to killing his cheating wife
2007:
Portrayed King Hrothgar in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"
2010:
Played Benicio del Toro's father in the remake of classic horror film "The Wolfman"
2011:
Portrayed Asgard, father of the titular superhero (Chris Hemsworth) in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of "Thor"
2012:
Offered stellar portrayal of the legendary filmmaker in "Hitchcock"

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