He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" Euripedes's play, "The Bacchae;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" and Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front...
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I stayed with the National company to do Spring Awakening and Romeo and Juliet but then I got the chance to play Equus on Broadway and took it. And somehow the National have never quite forgiven that. It's like leaving school early all over again. Somehow you no longer belong, and when you try to rejoin they make it very difficult.
Firth and Simon Callow
were initially considered for the lead roles in "The Romans in Britain." However, filming schedules meant that both actors were unavailable.