His National Theatre credits include:
Henry, Prince of Wales in Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2" (July 2005), and Mr Brougham in "Battle Royal", a new play by Nick Stafford (1999).
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I would hate not to do a play every couple of years. I think it's not me. I did four or five years in telly, and by the end of it was drained. I was a bit sick of myself. I didn't feel like an actor anymore. That sounds silly, but when you're doing a play you're using different muscles, and it blew all the cobwebs away.
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.