Did You Know?
There was a great repertoire in those days. We were doing Shakespeare (William Shakespeare
) one week and Brecht (Bertolt Brecht
) the next, but we wanted to do more experimental stuff too. (On his time in repertory theatre)
Before becoming an actor, he worked as a fairground roustabout and ghost train operator in Manchester. In London, he made ends meet waiting on tables, until a chance encounter with star Tom Courtenay encouraged him to audition for a spot at the Central School of Speech and Drama.