Played the title role in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" - Albery Theatre, London (November 2002).
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5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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"There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters." (Spoken in answer to question at Cannes Film Festival "Troy" Interview.)
Has worked opposite two Aragorns. Prior to working with Viggo Mortensen
in The Lord of the Rings, he appeared in
with John Hurt
, who had voiced Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi
's animated film. Also, in
, he works with Toby Stephens
, whose father, Robert Stephens
, played Aragorn in the BBC Radio Adaptation.
Often plays men who start off as heroes and, sometime during the course of the film, take a dark turn and become villainous ("006" in
, "Boromir" in _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring (2001)_, "Ian Howe" in