He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi, Joan Plowright, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, John McEnery, Sheila Reid, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
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(on the subject of starting his own theatre) "No, not now. I tell you, it's all changed. I've done that. I did that in Canada. I went to Canada and I did a production of 'The Tempest,' in 1982. I produced it, directed it, and played Prospero. I hobbled away afterwards. I was exhausted. I also did it with Robin Phillips
, the great Robin Phillips
, who is still in Canada. We did a year of--company ...
His father forbade him from using the family name on stage because he thought acting was a "dubious" profession. So Jeremy took his stage name from the label of his first suit, "Brett & Co."
His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice