He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Night of the Iguana," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Eileen Atkins, Robin Bailey, and Frances Barber in the cast. Richard Eyre was director.
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(On frequently playing foreigners) I'm very proud of the fact that I can play all these different nationalities. I've done it with varying degrees of success, but at least with the best of intentions. I think at some point you run the danger of becoming everyone's favorite foreigner.
As of 2010, he has been nominated three times for the Tony award: in 1998 as Best Actor (Play) for "Art"; in 2004 as Best Actor (Musical) for portraying Tevye in a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof"; in 2010 as Best Actor (Play) for "Red." Both "Art" and "Red" deal with struggle of character relations and personal views over a canvas painting.