(Janaury 1961) He acted in Lionel Bart's musical, "Oliver," at the New Theatre in London, England with Georgia Brown, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Hope Jackman, Danny Sewell, Keith Hamshere, Martin Horsey, and Barry Humphries (played Mr. Sowerberry) in the cast. Peter Coe was director.
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(1968), my career didn't develop. I was offered Fagin-type roles but I wanted to do new things. I could have worked in America, but there was a recession in the British film industry and I wanted to work in England. I've no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions. You don't kvetch. Playing Fagin in the play and film was a small miracle.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1984 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Oliver!," recreating the role of Fagin that had previously gained him a Best Actor Oscar nomination in the film version of the same name, Oliver!