(Summer 1956) Stage: Appeared in George Bernard Shaw
's play, "Caesar and Cleopatra," in a Birmingham Repertory Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Geoffrey Bayldon and Doreen Aris
in the cast. Douglas Seale
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Call me Sir if you like! Maybe people in America think being a Sir is a big deal. But I think we should all be misters together. I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery. And it also helps keep us 'quaint,' which I'm not a great fan of. You don't get much with the title anymore. That was all carved up by the robber barons in the Middle Ages.
Rather than attend the Oscar ceremony in 1964, he went on vacation sailing in the South Seas. When informed that he had been beaten as Best Actor by Sidney Poitier
, he offered Poitier his heartfelt congratulations. Although nominated another four times in the 1970s, 1980s and 21st Century, he has never appeared in person at an Oscar ceremony.
His versatility as an actor and range of voices and accents