His credits at the Dublin Theatre Festival include "Streamers" by David Rabe
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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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I think I realized there were two communities in Northern Ireland when I was about nine or 10, not because there was any trouble but because in certain years my parents would keep us indoors on the 12th of July. I couldn't figure that out, because all my mates were out dancing in the streets and I wanted to go out and join them. So it was then that I sensed a "them and us" attitude.
Was chosen for the role of Gawain in Excalibur
(1981) primarily because director John Boorman
wanted a large man in the role for the duel between Gawain and Lancelot (Nicholas Clay
). It was on this film where he met Helen Mirren
, who was playing Morgana.
Frequently portrays characters based on real people. (e.g. Rob Roy, Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey)