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Born: October 22, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Leytonstone, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1973:
Appeared in first TV miniseries, "The Strauss Family"
1959:
Appeared in title role of "Edward II" with the Marlowe Society, Cambridge
1963:
Founding member of the National Theatre Company with whom he made his London debut with as Laertes in "Hamlet" (1963) and starred in "Othello", "The Three Sisters" and "The Idiot"
2000:
Had supporting role in the Oscar-winning feature "Gladiator"
1998:
Portrayed painter Francis Bacon in "Love Is the Devil"
1997:
Recreated acclaimed performance as Alan Turing in TV presentation of "Breaking the Code"
1987:
Reprised role as Alan Turing on Broadway in Hugh Whitemore's play "Breaking the Code"
2001:
Reunited with playwright Hugh Whitemore as star of the play "God Only Knows"
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Served as artistic associate, Old Vic Company (formerly Prospect Theatre Company), London
1949:
Suffered bout of rheumatic fever at age ten; briefly paralyzed (date approximate)
2001:
Won Emmy Award for memorable guest appearance as a hammy Shakespearean actor on "Frasier"
2006:
Cast in "Nanny McPhee," a comedy written by and co-starring Emma Thompson
1996:
Featured as Claudius in Kenneth Branagh's full-length "Hamlet"
1976:
Played title character in the BBC miniseries "I, Claudius"
1960:
Professional stage debut with Birmingham Repertory in "One Way Pendulum"
1957:
Stage debut as "Hamlet" with the English National Youth Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
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Starred in "Cadfael", shown on PBS' "Mystery!"
2001:
Acted in Robert Altman's ensemble piece "Gosford Park", played the valet to the owner of the titular home
1980:
Broadway debut, "The Suicide"
2000:
Co-starred in the British TV drama "The Wyvern Mystery"
1991:
Co-starred with Branagh and Emma Thompson in "Dead Again" (directed by Branagh)
1988:
Directed Kenneth Branagh in "Hamlet" for Branagh's Renaissance Theatre Company
1990:
Had featured role in Christine Edzard's "The Fool"
2000:
Returned to Broadway in staging of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"
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Acted as a child in local library productions
1984:
Appeared on Broadway in repertory with "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Much Ado About Nothing" opposite Sinead Cusack
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Appointed director of the Chichester Festival Theatre in England
1965:
Film debut as Cassio in "Othello", starring Laurence Olivier
1988:
First screen collaboration with Christine Edzard, "Little Dorrit"
1989:
Played featured role of the Chorus in Branagh's film directorial debut "Henry V"
2006:
Starred opposite Kate Beckinsale in Len Wiseman's "Underworld: Evolution"
1993:
Undertook "Macbeth" with less than successful results

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