He acted in Martin Sherman's play, "Bent," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Michael Cashman, Paul Rhys, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Eddison, and Neil Daglish in the cast. Sean Mathias was director.
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(2006) had been filming in a place where it rains a lot, I probably wouldn't have done it. Quite low down in the list is "How much am I going to be paid?" I'd say I was quite cheap, but my main feeling about money is that I don't want to feel as though I'm being taken advantage of. Certainly, I'm cheaper than Anthony Hopkins
. The other actors they asked to play Gandalf ...
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