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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When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because ...
Won Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for originating the role of Antonio Salieri
in "Amadeus". He was nominated in the same category in 1984 for "Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare".