He acted in Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "Trelawny of the Wells," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Graham Crowden, Doris Hare, Gerald James, Louise Purnell, and Billie Whitelaw in the cast. O'Donovan was director.
Did You Know?
There's nothing unserious about comedy; we all know that comedy is a serious business, a serious craft, but it's also as seriously intended as anything else.
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play): in 1982, for playing Newman Noggs in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," a role he recreated in the television version with the same title, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
(1982); and in 1985 for playing Charles Marsden in a revival of Eugene O'Neill
's "Strange Interlude," a role he ...