He played Richmond in the National Youth Theatre production of William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Scala Theatre in London, England with Neil Stacy (Richard), Jeremy Rowe, Giles Block, Nigel Terry, Ken Cranham, Simon Ward, Bill Kenwright, and Ann Penfold in the cast. Michael Croft was director.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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His London stage debut was as Ophelia in "Hamlet" at the opening of the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. The production was staged by the Youth Theatre. It was traditional for men to play female roles in Shakespeare's time, and at 15, Bennett's voice hadn't broken yet. In later years he played the title Dane himself in a South African production.