His credits with the State Theatre Company of South Australia include:
Middleton's "The Revenger's Tragedy", "No End of Blame" (1981), Oberon/Theseus in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", a soldier in "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht
, Toozenbach in "Silver Lining", Field Marshall Dorfling in "The Prince of Homburg" "Royal Show" (1982), The Moon in "Blood Wedding", by
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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 ...
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Queensland, in Australia.
Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice