People, Nov. 1, 1976

John the Baptist had some difficult days. So did—on a modest scale—Michael York, who plays the prophet's role in Franco Zeffirelli's The Life of Jesus. "We shot the prison scenes in a real dungeon in a castle in Tunisia," recalls York. "I spent the day actually chained to the wall. It wasn't hard to feel the part." For his final scene at King Herod's banquet, of course, York could appear only in the form of an elaborately made-up piece of sculpture, which enabled him to observe, "I had the privilege of seeing my own...

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