Plays 'King Lear' in "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played his role in ...
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[on his first theatre experience, "Peter Pan"] I wasn't over-impressed. For one thing it wasn't a real crocodile and I could see the wires.
Turned down the role of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). He was quoted saying "I had enough trouble living up to one legend. Two would be to much to hope for." (referring to his role as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings).
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing