His credits at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre include: Mouldy 2 in "On Parliament Hill" (1987), Baptiste in "Les Enfants du Paradis" based on Children of Paradise
(1945) (1988), Poprishin in Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman", (1989, also Melbourne Theatre Company & Russian tour), Horatio in "Hamlet" (1994), Subtle in Jonson's "...
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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 ...
He adapted Beaumarchais
's play "The Marriage of Figaro", with Neil Armfield
, for the inaugural production in the new Optus Playhouse in the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in September, 1998. He also played the title role of Figaro in the same production.
Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice