He acted in John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi," in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Stephen Moore, Amanda Redman, Sara Kestelman, Michael Bryant, and Tim Curry in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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It wasn't exactly a mistake, but if there's anything I regret, it's probably having disguised my own native accent. Actors of my generation all tended to speak RP [received pronunciation]. Of course, it's all different now and drama students are encouraged to keep their regional accents and be able to do RP when required. Even at the BBC these days there's no standardised accent, and I rather ...
Studied at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, when he was 18, with Sir Derek Jacobi
, and with whom he had been "desperately in love", as he confessed on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994). In an article in "The Advocate", issue dated December 11, 2001, he further explained that what he had felt for Jacobi in their youth was "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited".
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing