Actor Kenneth Haigh received his preliminary training at that cradle of top British talent, the Central School of Speech and Drama. Haigh's first professional job was in a 1952 Irish stage production. He joined the vanguard of Britain's "angry young man" movement when he originated the role of Jimmy Porter in both the London and Broadway productions of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger. He remained in the Jimmy Porter mode in most of his film appearances: exceptions included the part of Brutus in the mammoth 1963 version of Cleopatra and his hilarious uncredited cameo as a supercilious TV producer in the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964). Kenneth Haigh's television credits include the British TV series Man at the Top (1971-75), a spin-off of the 1959 film Room at the Top, and the role of Sir Richard Burton in the internationally distributed miniseries Search for the Nile (1972).