Played "Eric" in "An Inspector Calls", a play by J.B. Priestley
- Aldwych Theatre, London (1993).
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[on if there's anything about being a musician that prepares one for being an actor] Well, it's interesting. You know, I was able to look at a group of kids that were sitting on the stairs when I used to busk, which is play music, and I'd be able to judge whether they were French or, you know, what their nationality was. So if they were French, I would think, "Well, the Cure are huge in France, ...
Was the first choice to portray King George VI in The King's Speech
(2010) but after he turned it down Colin Firth
, who went on to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead.
Often plays secondary characters who are scene stealers