He acted in David Rudkin's play, "Ashes," at the Gardner Centre Theatre in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Gemma Jones, Paul Shelley, and Ann Mitchell in the cast.
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I am encouraged by the theatricality of [J.R.R. Tolkien
's] readings - full of rhythm and humor and characterization. Without question Gandalf is like Tolkien but then so, I suspected, are Frodo and Aragorn.
He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performance in "Othello".
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing