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Born: January 22, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Derbyshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Worked as a stage hand with Lincoln Repertory
1953:
Stage debut in a school production of "The Bluebird"
1961:
Made TV debut in "Mourtzanos"
1962:
Professional stage debut in the London production, "Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger"
1962:
Film acting debut, "The Wild and the Willing"; directed and produced by Ralph Thomas
1963:
Won the Variety Club Award as Most Promising Newcomer for his stage performance in "The Dwarfs"; first collaboration with playwright Harold Pinter
1966:
Portrayed Richard Rich in the film version of "A Man for All Seasons"
1969:
Played the title role of a 19th-century Scottish highwayman in John Huston's uninspired "Sinful Davey"
1970:
Portrayed the inarticulate Timothy Evans in "10 Rillington Place"
1972:
Performed in Harold Pinter's London stage revival of "The Caretaker"
1973:
Essayed the role of Ben in Pinter's London revival of "The Dumb Waiter"
1974:
Portrayed Tristran Tzara in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties"
1975:
Shot to fame as Quentin Crisp in the TV play, "The Naked Civil Servant"
1976:
First non-British film, the Italian-made "La Linea del Fiume/Stream Line"
1976:
Offered a brilliant turn as Roman emperor Caligula in the BBC adaptation of "I, Claudius"
1977:
First U.S. TV-movie, "Spectre" (NBC)
1978:
First U.S. feature, voiced Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi's animated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings"
1978:
Earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role as a drugged-out hippie in Alan Parker's "Midnight Express"
1979:
Essayed the role of Kane, the memorable first victim of the title creature in Ridley Scott's "Alien"
1980:
Portrayed the title character in David Lynch's adaption of the Joseph Merrick biography "The Elephant Man"; garnered a Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1980:
Acted in Michael Cimino's colossal bomb "Heaven's Gate" as the lost, embittered alcoholic Billy Irvine
1981:
Played Jesus in Mel Brooks' "History of the World, Part I"
1982:
Starred as the Fool opposite Laurence Olivier's King in BBC production of "King Lear"
1983:
Appeared in Sam Peckinpah's critically panned but hugely successful final film "The Osterman Weekend"
1984:
Played the stubbornly nonconformist Winston Smith in Michael Radford's adaptation of the novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
1984:
Acted the part of the brooding assassin in Stephen Frears' sinister "The Hit"
1987:
Re-teamed with director Mel Brooks for the disappointing "Star Wars" spoof "Spaceballs"
1987:
Provided the voice of the artist for the documentary "Vincent ¿ The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh"
1987:
Played the title role of the narrator on the NBC children's fantasy series "The Storyteller"
1989:
Offered an excellent turn as Dr. Stephen Ward, a sexual provocateur in Michael Caton-Jones' directorial debut "Scandal"
1989:
Portrayed the Storyteller on NBC variety anthology summer series "The Jim Henson Hour"
1990:
Appeared as himself in the documentary feature "Resident Alien: Quentin Crisp in New York"
1995:
Re-teamed with Caton-Jones for "Rob Roy"
1995:
Cast in the John Boorman directed "Two Nudes Bathing" segment of Showtime's "Picture Windows"
1995:
Starred with Helen Mirren in an award-winning West End production of Turgenev's "A Month in the Country"
1997:
Earned acclaim for his performance in Richard Kwietniowski's feature directorial debut, "Love and Death on Long Island"
1997:
Narrated The Discovery Channel's "True Story of the Elephant Man"
1998:
Starred opposite Christian Bale in Jeremy Thomas' directorial debut "All the Little Animals"
2000:
Played a priest in Janusz Kiminski's feature directorial debut "Lost Souls"
2000:
Acted in a film version of "Krapp's Last Tape"
2001:
Played Mr. Ollivander, the wand-maker in the first Harry Potter film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
2003:
Re-teamed with director Richard Kwietniowski for "Owning Mahowny"
2004:
Cast as Professor Bruttenholm in the feature adaption of the popular comic book series "Hellboy"
2004:
Reprised role of Mr. Ollivander for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
2005:
Starred opposite Kate Hudson in the supernatural thriller "Skeleton Key"
2006:
Cast as the villainous Bishop Lilliman in the Wachowski brothers' "V for Vendetta"
2008:
Appeared in Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" as Harold Oxley
2010:
Reprised role of Mr. Ollivander for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; film released in two parts, "Part 1" in November 2010 and "Part 2" in July 2011
2011:
Cast in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"
2011:
Appeared as an old man in "Immortals"
2011:
Joined ensemble cast of thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

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