He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Paul Hardwick, John Byron, Neil Stacy, Terence Wilton, Richard Morant, Andrew Robertson, Nigel Lambert, Amanda Reiss, and Wynne Clark in the cast. Richard Cottrell was ...
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I think it's one thing to declare your sexuality, if you care about what that is. It's another thing to start talking in public about what you do in private and who you do it with. It's not that they [my significant others] don't want to be identified as gay, but that they don't want to be identified as ... with me.
Before performing the role of Gandalf, he listened to a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien
reading Gandalf lines from the novel. He used this as a base for creating the character, and imitated the accent used by Tolkien in the recording.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing