Played the title role in Beaumarchais' "The Marriage of Figaro" which he translated with Neil Armfield
- Optus Playhouse, Brisbane(1998).
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[on accepting the role of "Lionel Logue" in The King's Speech
(2010)]: I first got the script in a fairly unorthodox way. It was in a brown paper package at my front door, like an orphaned child. A neighbour of mine knew this woman in London who wanted to produce it as a play, and on the coverlet it said, "Please forgive me, Mr. Rush, for sending this to your home, blah blah blah", and I read it ...
Became the 19th actor to win the triple crown of acting: In 2009 won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (Exit the King) to go with his Oscar for Shine (1997) and his Emmy for Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice