: Plays Edward Lionheart in "Theatre of Blood" play by Lee Simpson and Phelim McDermott, based on the MGM-Sam Jaffe-Harbor Prods. film (idea by Stanley Mann and John Kohn, screenplay by Anthony Greville-Bell) (National Theatre, London, England, UK).
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I love French films, and European films. They're not any bigger, but there's just a sort of definition, and a confidence, and strength to them. I'd always, given the option, go and see a French drama. Obviously, we probably get the better ones. But they're just sophisticated on many levels, and grown up, and quite profound - and we don't make films like that.
He won an Oscar for playing John Bayley in Iris
(2001), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy
for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town
(1938), Gary Cooper
for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York