He acted in the play, "The Greatest Story Ever Told," in a National Theatre of Brent production at the Tricycle Theatre in London, England with Patrick Barlow in the cast. Martin Duncan was director.
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[on declining an OBE in 2002] I didn't think I deserved it, really. And also my father died when I was 22 and he was quite an anarchic spirit, and he would have been proud of me to have turned it down. You know how it is, the usual line: 'Oh, I accepted it for my parents.' Whereas I turned it down for my parents.
The Oscar for his performance as John Bayley in Iris
(2001), made him one of 14 performers to be honored with the Acadeny Award for portraying a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (up to 2015). The other thirteen Thespians and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy
for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town
(1938), Gary Cooper
for playing Alvin C. ...