He acted in Sir George Bernard Shaw's play, "Misalliance," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Roger Livesey and Ursula Jeans in the cast.
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[on The Great Escape
(1963)] That was my first big Hollywood picture, and it struck particularly close to home for me because I had been in the RAF and spent some time in a POW camp in Germany. I had a wonderful part and was delighted. Steve McQueen
was a bit difficult during the filming, flying in three separate screenwriters to make sure his character was to his liking. Coming from a theater ...
Often joked to friends and family that, before Halloween
(1978) came out, he was typecast as villains and psychopaths, never having been given the chance to play a good guy or hero. However, after his portrayal of the heroic, Van Helsing-like Dr. Sam Loomis in Halloween, he had the exact opposite problem in that no one wanted to see him play bad guys anymore, that the only parts offered to him ...
Bald head and piercing blue eyes