He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghshame, England with Ronald Lewis, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Julian Curry, Geoffrey Chater, Nickolas Grace, Russell Hunter, Marcia Warren, ...
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I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
Graduated with a 2:2 in English from Cambridge University.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing