One of England's most respected actors who was considered to be the next Laurence Olivier. His films include 1989's Henry V, 1992's Chaplin, and 1995's England, My England.
He joined the Royal National Theatre after one of his early performances caught the eye of a London director.
He voiced Aragon in the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of Lord of the Rings.
He married the great actress
He starred in the lavish 1963 film, Cleopatra, which starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.