His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
Banquo and Macduff in "Macbeth", Cornwall in "King Lear", Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew", Walt in "The Body", a soldier in "Lear" by Edward Bond
(all 1982), Ragueneau in Rostand's "Cyrano De Bergerac" (1983, also NYC), Brodin in "Red Noses" by Peter Barnes
, Exeter in "Henry V", Hastings in "Richard III" (all 1985), Bobadil...
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
At the end of the day, acting is all about telling lies. We are professional imposters and the audience accept that. We've made this deal that we tell you a tale and a pack of lies, but there will be a truth in it. You may enjoy it, or it will disturb you.
He was awarded OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 New Year's Honors List for his services to drama. On 16 November 2009, when the Labour government, of which he had been a lifelong supporter, was contemplating commissioning a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent, he threatened in a speech to Ed Miliband
, then Climate Change Minister, to hand back his OBE if the...
Distinctive gruff voice