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  • (1992) Stage play: Coriolanus - playing Coriolanus, for the Renaisance Theatre Company.
  • (autobiography) "Beginning", London: Chatto and Windus (1989)
  • (1987) Stage play: Public Enemy - writer director and star. The play is an adaptation of The Public Enemy (1931) and the playtext was published by Faber in 1988.
  • (1989) Book: "Henry V - a screen adaptation", London, Chatto & Windus, 1989. The book is about his film Henry V (1989).
  • (1993) Book: "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare - screenplay, introduction and notes on the making of the film Much Ado About Nothing (1993), London, Chatto & Windus, 1993.
  • (2001) Stage play - The Play What I Wrote, at the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, UK - director. The play is a tribute to Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, based on their work. It transferred to Wyndham's Theatre in London in 2001 and Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, NYC, USA in 2003.
  • Played the title role in "Edmond" by David Mamet, directed by Edward Hall -National Theatre (Olivier stage), London (2003).
  • His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: the title role in "Henry V", Laertes in "Hamlet", the King in "Love's Labour's Lost", Mike in "Golden Girls" a new play by (1984) and the title role in "Hamlet" (1992).
  • Performed excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (playing several roles) on a CD recording of Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music for the play. Claudio Abbado conducted.
  • Has recorded "The Diary of Samuel Pepys" in 1994. It is available in a seven disc set on CD, and also available on cassette tape.
  • (2003) Narrator for the unabridged audiobook version of "The Magician's Nephew" from the C.S. Lewis series The Chronicles of Narnia.
  • Directed "The Life of Napoleon" by John Sessions - Pheonix Theatre, London (1987).
  • Played St Francis of Assisi in "Francis" by Julian Mitchell - Greenwich Theatre, London (1983).
  • His one man show "The Madness" based on the poem "Maud" by Alfred Lord Tennyson premiered at the Upstream Theatre Club, London in 1983.
  • Played Judd in "Another Country" by Julian Mitchell - Queen's Theatre, London (1982).
  • Directed "Ducktastic!, a new play which premiered at the Theatre Royal Newcaste in 2005.
  • (2008) Played the title role in Anton Chekhov's "Ivanov" - Wyndham's Theatre, London (2008).
  • (1987) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," in a Renaissance Theatre Company production at the Birmingham Repertory Studio Theatre in Birmingham, England and the Tour with Frances Barber, Richard Briers, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon, Abigail McKern, James Simmons, Anton Lesser, Caroline Langrishe, and Shaun Prendergast in the cast.
  • (August 1988) He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Samantha Bond, Richard Easton, Edward Jewesbury, David Lloyd Meredith, Dearbhla Molloy, David Parfitt, Shaun Prendergast, Sophie Thompson, Jay Villiers and Jimmy Yuill in the cast. Derek Jacobi was the director.
  • (August 1988) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Samantha Bond, Richard Easton, Edward Jewesbury, David Lloyd Meredith, Dearbhla Molloy, David Parfitt, Shaun Prendergast, Sophie Thompson, Jay Villiers and Jimmy Yuill in the cast. Geraldine McEwan was the director.
  • (August 1988) He played Touchstone in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing", in a Renaissance Theatre Company production during the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Samantha Bond, Richard Easton, Edward Jewesbury, David Lloyd Meredith, Dearbhla Molloy, David Parfitt, Shaun Prendergast, Sophie Thompson, Jay Villiers and Jimmy Yuill in the cast. Judi Dench was the director.
  • (1991) He and Peter Egan directed the Renaissance Theatre Company Tour of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," with Richard Briers, Peter Egan, Sian Thomas, Annabel Arden, and Patrick Godfrey in the cast.
  • (2002) Stage play: William Shakespeare's play Richard III - playing Richard III, at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England with Danny Webb, Robert Demeger, Barbara Jefford, Michael Jenn, Richard Durden, Avril Elgar, Gerard Horan, Claire Price, Phyllis Logan, Robert East, Gideon Turner, and William Rycroft in the cast. Michael Grandage was director.
  • (1994) Directed and starred as Romeo in a BBC radio dramatization of Romeo & Juliet.
  • (1984) He played Laertes in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Brian Blessed, and Virginia McKenna in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ian McDiarmid and Patricia Routledge in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
  • (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Edward Petherbridge, Amanda Root, Frances Barber, Emily Richard, Harold Innocent, Kate Buffery, Josette Simon, Frank Middlemass, and Alphonsia Emmanuel in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
  • (2008) Radio Play - Title role in Cyrano de Bergerac on BBC Radio 3.
  • (1987) He directed the play, "The Life of Napoleon," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with John Sessions in the cast.
  • (1989) He played Jimmy Poter in John Osborne's play, "Look Back in Anger", at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond, Gerard Horan and Edward Jewesbury in the cast. Judi Dench was the director.
  • (2013) Stage play: Macbeth - playing Macbeth, at the Manchester International Festival, UK with Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth. The production was broadcast as National Theatre Live: Macbeth (2013). The production transferred to Park Ave Armory, NYC, USA in 2014.
  • (2005) He directed the play, "Ducktastic," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Hamish McColl, Sean Foley, Clive Hayward, and Liz Crowther in the cast.
  • (January 21 to March 4, 1990) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in the American debut of the Renaissance Theatre Company productions at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. He also played Edgar in the production.
  • (January 7 to March 4, 1990) He directed William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," in the American debut of the Renaissance Theatre Company productions at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. He also played Quince in the production.
  • (2015) Stage play: the double bill Harlequinade and All On Her Own, at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK - co director.
  • (2016) Stage play: The Entertainer - playing Archie Rice, at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2016) Stage play: Romeo and Juliet, at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK - director.
  • (2015) Stage play: The Winter's Tale - playing Leontes, at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK. He also co directed the production which was broadcast live as Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale (2015).
  • (2011) Stage play: The Painkiller - playing Ralph, at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, UK. He played the same role at the Garrick Theatre, London, UK in 2015.

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