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William Squire

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William Squire (29 April 1916 - 3 May 1989) was a Welsh actor of stage, film and television, born in Neath, South Wales.
As a stage actor, Squire performed at Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Old Vic, and notably replaced his fellow-countryman Richard Burton as King Arthur in Camelot at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway.

His varied screen roles included Thomas More in the 1969 film version of Maxwell Anderson's play Anne of the Thousand Days, Sir Daniel Brackley in the 1972 television adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Black Arrow, the voice of Gandalf in the 1978 animated version of The Lord of the Rings and the Shadow in the 1979 Doctor Who serial The Armageddon Factor, though perhaps his best-known role was as the superior of secret agent David Callan in the spy series Callan in the early 1970s.

In a set of Encyclopædia Britannica-produced educational films about William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Squire played the role of Macbeth. This was in keeping with his long career as a Shakespearean actor, which included roles in the classic 1960s TV series, An Age of Kings.

He was first married to the actress Betty Dickson. He married the actress Juliet Harmer in 1967.

There is a park bench on Hampstead Heath dedicated to him.

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