He played the lead role of Macbeth opposite Glenda Jackson
's Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Broadway.
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[2011, a revised opinion on The Sound of Music
(1965)] People were unnaturally sentimental about the film. So I always gave it a tough time. But a few years ago, I went to an Easter party and had to watch the damn thing with these kids. I was a prisoner! And then I thought, it's got everything - the lovely songs, the Nazis and the nuns and the kids. It's timeless and I'm grateful for it.
Had turned down the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson
's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and admits to regretting that decision. The role went to Sir Ian McKellen
Often plays aristocratic characters