Family & Companions
Respected character player who specialized at portraying the hero's best mate in numerous British "angry young man" films of the 1960s. Blakely also played Dr. Watson in Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970).
Cast (Feature Film)
London stage debut at Royal Court Theatre in "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy"
Film acting debut as Loudmouth in Karel Reisz's "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company for one season (subsequently returned to Royal Court)
After featured role in "This Sporting Life" (1963), joined National Theatre, London; remained company member for five years