He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, John Woodvine, Marilyn Taylerson, and Michael Williams in the cast. John Barton and Trevor Nunn were directors.
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I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer at the front saying, "This is fiction." I mean, walking on water? I mean, it takes an act of faith.
Was offered the part of Mission Commander Swanbeck in Mission: Impossible II
(2000). He was not able to accept the role, due to a prior theatre engagement in London. The part eventually went to Anthony Hopkins
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.