He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Derek Jacobi, Jane Lapotaire, Tom Baker, Charles Kay, Benjamin Whitrow, Anthony Nicholls, and Jim Dale in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director.
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"My mother had this extraordinary way of making us flower. She wasn't just 'my mother'; her name was Elizabeth, and she had open doors and windows in her soul--that's the only way I can put it. Everybody came to my mother. She was like a light of great warmth." (1985)
After training as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Jeremy Brett made his professional stage debut in Manchester, England, in the repertory company of the Library Theatre in 1954. There he became lifelong friends with actor Robert Stephens
. They would go on to share rooms and roles, serve as each other's best man, and died within two months of one another.
His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice