His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
Charles Surface in Sheriden's "The School For Scandal" (1998), and Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1996).
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[When asked if modern viewers will view Mr. Darcy differently.] I think looking at it now, Darcy would seem much more snobbish in our understanding of the word than he would then. To somebody like Darcy, it would have been a big deal for him to get over this difference in their status, and to be able to say to Lizzie that he loved her. We would think it was incredibly snobbish and elitist, but it...
Hadn't read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" before shooting the film adaptation. Instead, he based the character of Mr. Darcy on the script.