He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Francesca Annis, Roger Rees, John Woodvine, and Michael Pennington in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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I've had enough of being a gay icon! I've had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career's taken off. I want a quiet life. I'm going back into the closet. But I can't get back into the closet, because it's absolutely jam-packed full of other actors.
He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performance in "Othello".
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.