Indeed. Quite possibly the finest successful actor Britain has ever produced. He could be adorably charming and wickedly vile on the turn of a coin. And off screen, he appeared to be every bit as delightful.
"Years will come, years will go, and politicians will do f*** all to make the world a better place. But all over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams and put those dreams into song."
For my part, I'd wager the following are essential viewing if anyone out there hasn't seen them...
10 Rillington Place
The Naked Civil Servant
The Elephant Man
V For Vendetta
An Englishman in New York
The Last Panthers
And of course, his appearance in Doctor Who. And he'd just recently finished a fourth audio series expanding on that one-off role, because he'd become so enamoured with the idea that he was one of the Doctors now.
Hell, he could even make guff like King Ralph entertaining. What a legend.