Irish actor Norman Rodway made his first onstage appearance in 1953 in a production of poet Padraic Fallon's play "The Seventh Step" at the Cork Opera House. Six years later, he made his London debut in another Irish drama, Seán O'Casey's "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy." That same year, he first appeared on screen in the comedy-drama "This Other Eden," which was based on yet another successful Irish play. He made several other film appearances, until 1962, when he made his television debut on the anthology series "Armchair Theatre." Following this he gravitated more toward television, though he continued to make occasional film appearances, for example, in "Tai-Pan," based on a novel by James Clavell, in 1986, and "Mother Night," based on a Kurt Vonnegut novel, in 1996. Some other TV shows he appeared in include the drama "The Bretts," the action-adventure series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles," and the crime series "CI5: The New Professionals." In 1996, he appeared as Adolf Hitler in the critically acclaimed war drama "The Empty Mirror," which imagines the Führer surviving the war in a subterranean bunker, where he reexamines his life. In 2010, Lionsgate Films released a director's cut of the film under its original title, "A. Hitler," to commemorate 15 years since it premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival.