Gangling Scottish character actor Graham Crowden seemed born to play over-sanctimonious priests, looney scientists and cadaverous undertakers. Following Shakespearean stage work, Crowden made his film bow in 1961's Why Bother to Knock? He became a favorite of film director Lindsay Anderson, who showed Crowden to excellent if bizarre advantage in such films as If (1969), O' Lucky Man! (1973) (in several roles) and Brittania Hospital (1982). Among Graham Crowden's non-Lindsay Anderson films were The Ruling Class (1973), The Little Prince (1974), Jabberwocky (1981), For Your Eyes Only (1982) and The Company of Wolves (1984).