Stage debut, "Armlet of Jade" at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland
Served his mandatory 18 months with the British Army
Performed with the Memorial Theatre Company in Stratford-on-Avon (now the Royal Shakespeare Company)
London stage debut, "Prisoners of War"
Film acting debut in "Battle Hell"
First West End appearance, Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge", directed by Peter Brook
Starred in "Wolf Pack" for British TV's "Armchair Theatre"
Portrayed McDuff in NBC-TV version of "Macbeth", which ultimately received a theatrical release
Played title role in "Hamlet", as well as Mercutio ("Romeo and Juliet") and Iago opposite Sir John Gielgud in a production of "Othello" (directed by Franco Zeffirelli), all for Memorial Theatre Company
Starred in first production outside of South Africa of Athol Fugard's "The Blood Knot"
Played one of five love-starved men vying for the attention of Carroll Baker in "Station Six-Sahara"
Won acclaim for his efforts in Sidney Lumet's "The Hill"
Earned an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Robert Aldrich's "The Flight of the Phoenix"
Starred opposite Mia Farrow in TV remake of "Johnny Belinda" (ABC)
Acted the part of St. John Rivers in NBC-TV version of "Jane Eyre"
Portrayed Amos in Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth", an NBC miniseries
Appeared as Slade in "The Mackintosh Man", starring Paul Newman
Essayed the role of Adolph Hitler in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production, "The Gathering Storm"
Acted opposite Alec Guinness in the acclaimed BBC serial "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"; aired in USA as part of PBS' "Great Performances" in 1980
Appeared in "Eye of the Needle", starring Donald Sutherland
Scored a critical hit in the London premiere of Brian Friel's "Translations"
Had small role as a policeman in Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi"
US stage debut, Eugene O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten"
Played in David Drury's taut political thriller "Defence of the Realm"
Offered a marvelous turn as the cantakerous grandfather in John Boorman's "Hope and Glory"
Appeared in David Mamet adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", directed by Gregory Mosher for PBS' "Great Performances"
Portrayed Secret Service Controller 'R' in four part drama serial "Ashenden", based on short stories by Somerset Maugham; aired on A&E in 1992
Played Dr. Cameron in "Dr. Finlay" (a revival of the 1962-1971 BBC series "Dr Finlay's Casebook") for Scottish TV; Parts I and II aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
Acted the part of The Leper in Mel Gibson's "Braveheart"
Portrayed Prime Minister David Lloyd George in "The Treaty" (PBS), an account of the signing of the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921
Starred opposite David Kelly in "Waking Ned Devine", a folksy Irish comedy in the tradition of Ealing Studios
Wrapped "To Walk With Lions", the true story of drifter Tony Fitzjohn who lived with George and Joy Adamson and became a leader in the worldwide conservation movement; portrayed Terrence Adamson