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  • "War Against Napoleon - Nelson's Trafalgar" (2002) - narrator
  • Played Inspector Morse in a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of three of Colin Dexter's Morse novels: "The Wench Is Dead" (broadcast 1992), "Last Seen Wearing" (1994) and "The Silent World Of Nicholas Quinn" (1996).
  • Narrator of Vanity Fair 2004 UK Trailer
  • Narrator of the animal documentary series "Killing for a Living" that can/could be seen on Animal Planet.
  • Narrator of UK trailer for Topsey Turvey( D Mike Leigh)
  • (1995) He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Hothouse", at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter CBE, Celia Imrie in the cast. Directed by David Hugh Jones.
  • (1960) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," in a British National Youth Theatre production at the Queens Theatre in London, England with Simon Ward, David Weston, Neil Stacy, Martin Jarvis, Giles Block, Ian McShane, Hywel Bennett, David Ross, and Robin Ellis in the cast. Michael Croft was director.
  • (1966) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Harold Innocent, John Turner, Christopher Hancock, Alan Dossor, Matthew Guinness, Will Knightley, Donald Sumpter, Wendy Allnutt, and Ursula Smith in the cast. Michael Rudman was director.
  • (1975) He acted in Wolfgang Bauer's play, "Ghosts," at the Hampstead Theatre Club in Hampstead, London, England with John McEnery, Lynda Marchal, Pamela Moiseiwitsch, Carol Drinkwater, and Toby Salaman in the cast. Max Stafford-Clark was director.
  • (1972) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear", in a Prospect Theatre Company Tour production with Timothy West, Trevor Martin, Michael Graham Cox, Caroline Blakiston, Diane Fletcher, Henry Moxon, Fiona Walker, Ronnie Stevens, James Snell, John Bailey, Sheila Ballantine, Timothy Dalton, Jill Dixon, Mark Jones, Vivienne Martin, Prunella Scales and David Rintoul in the cast. Toby Robertson was the director.
  • (1972) He acted in William Shakespeare's play "Love's Labour's Lost", in a Prospect Theatre Company Tour production with Timothy West, Trevor Martin, Michael Graham Cox, Caroline Blakiston, Diane Fletcher, Henry Moxon, Fiona Walker, Ronnie Stevens, James Snell, John Bailey, Sheila Ballantine, Timothy Dalton, Jill Dixon, Mark Jones, Vivienne Martin, Prunella Scales and David Rintoul in the cast. Toby Robertson was the director.
  • (1977) He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Hedda Gabler", at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Janet Suzman, Ian Bannen and Jonathan Kent in the cast.
  • (1980) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar", at the Riverside Studios Theatre in London, England with Robert Flemyng, Michael Byrne, Phil Daniels, David Horovitch, Gillian Barge, Paul Bentall, Jack Klaff, Peter Wight and Anthony Head in the cast. Peter Gill was the director.
  • (1982) He played Claudius in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Anton Lesser, Susan Engel, Kathryn Pogson, Alan MacNaughtan, Iain Mitchell, Ken Stott, Philip Locke, Paul Curran, Ian McNeice, and John Grillo in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director.
  • (2005) He acted in the William Shakespeare's play, "Julius Caesar," at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Ralph Fiennes, Anton Lesser, Simon Russell Beale, Fiona Shaw, David Collings, Daniel Weyman, Jim Hooper, Struan Rodger, Clifford Rose, Sean Baker, and Rohan Siva in the cast. Deborah Warner was director.
  • (1968) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Eric Porter, Sebastian Shaw, Michael Williams, Alan Howard, Norman Rodway, Sheila Allen, Susan Fleetwood, Diane Fletcher, Patrick Stewart, Terrence Hardiman, David Waller, Ben Kingsley and Gareth Thomas in the cast. Trevor Nunn was the director.
  • (1968) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Michael Williams, Alan Howard, Janet Suzman, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, Clifford Rose, Rowena Cooper, Terrence Hardiman, Richard Moore, June Watts, Susan Fleetwood and Gareth Thomas in the cast. David Hugh Jones was the director.
  • (1980) He acted in John Barton's play, "The Greeks", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Janet Suzman, Billie Whitelaw and Mike Gwilym in the cast. John Barton was the director.
  • (1983) He acted in David Edgar's play, "Maydays", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Antony Sher, Bob Peck and Alison Steadman in the cast. Ron Daniels was the director.
  • (1986) He acted in Arthur Miller's play, "The Archbishop's Ceiling", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam and Stella Gonet in the cast. Nick Hamm was the director.
  • (1988) He acted in Lucio Anneo Seneca's play, "Oedipus", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Julie Legrand, Phil Daniels and Trevor Martin in the cast. Donald Sumpter was the director.
  • (1992) He acted in Timberlake Wertenbaker's adaptation of Sophocles Theban Oedipus plays, "Oedipus Tyrannos," "Oedipus at Colonus," and "Antigone," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Gerard Murphy, Clifford Rose, Linda Marlowe, Denys Hawthorne, Richard Moore, Joanne Pearce, Linda Bassett, Philip Voss, Rob Edwards, Ian Hughes, Paul Kiernan, and Valerie Serrufi in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
  • (1995) He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Hothouse", in a 1995 Chichester Festival Production at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter, Robert East, Christien Anholt, Celia Imrie, Tony Haygarth, Roland Oliver and Peter Blythe in the cast. David Hugh Jones was the director.
  • (1965) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Alan Howard, Judi Dench, Christopher Hancock, Edward Woodward, and Harold Innocent in the cast. John Neville and Michael Rudman were directors.
  • (1972) He played Endicott in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "The Front Page" in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Denis Quilley, Alan MacNaughtan, Gawn Grainger, David Bradley, Benjamin Whitrow, Paul Curran, Maureen Lipman and Anna Carteret in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director.
  • (October 1973 - December 1974) 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 Page;" with Anna Carteret, Nicholas Clay, Constance Cummings, Frank Finlay, Peter Firth, Gawn Grainger, Alan MacNaughtan, Alec McCowen, Clive Merrison, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Denis Quilley, Martin Shaw, Jeanne Watts, and Benjamin Whitrow in the cast.
  • (1973) He acted in Trevor Griffiths's play, "The Party", in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier (his last role with National), Frank Finlay, Denis Quilley, Ronald Pickup and Anna Carteret in the cast. John Dexter was the director.
  • (1972) He played the sergeant (and later took over as Banquo, and then as Macbeth) in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Anthony Hopkins, Diana Rigg, Maureen Lipman, Alan MacNaughtan, Ronald Pickup, Denis Quilley, Gawn Grainger, Louise Purnell, Nicholas Clay, David Ryall, Benjamin Whitrow, Clive Merrison, Jeanne Watts, Jeremy Clyde, and David Bradley in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director.
  • (March 1972 - January 1973) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Richard II," and "Macbeth;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The School for Scandal;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" John Ford's play, "Tis Pity She's A Whore;" and Eugene O'Neill's play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night;" with Anna Carteret, Graham Crowden, Constance Cummings, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Hordern, Maureen Lipman, Alan MacNaughtan, Laurence Olivier, Ronald Pickup, Louise Purnell, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg, and Benjamin Whitrow in the cast.
  • (January 1973 - February 1974) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth" and "Measure for Measure;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Euripedes's play, "The Bacchae;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" and Trevor Griffiths's play, "The Party;" with Laurence Olivier, Diana Rigg, Anthony Hopkins, Alec McCowen, Constance Cummings, Denis Quilley, Joan Plowright, Frank Finlay, Martin Shaw, Michael Hordern, Peter Firth, Benjamin Whitrow, Maureen Lipman, Alan MacNaughtan, Anna Carteret, Clive Merrison, David Bradley, David Firth, Gawn Grainger, Jeanne Watts, Julian Curry, Louise Purnell, Nicholas Clay, Paul Curran, Ram John Holder, and Ronald Pickup in the cast.
  • (1974) He acted in Trevor Griffiths's play, "The Party", in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier (his last role with the National), Frank Finlay, Denis Quilley, Ronald Pickup and Anna Carteret in the cast. John Dexter was the director.
  • (January 1974 - December 1974) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England in Trevor Griffith's play, "The Party;" Eduardo De Filippo's play, "Saturday Sunday Monday;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Measure for Measure," "The Tempest," "Romeo and Juliet;" Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play, "The Front Page;" Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Frank Wedekind's play, "Spring Awakening;" Edward Clarke's play, "Next of Kin;" JB Priestley's play, "Eden End;" Beaumarchais's play, "The Marriage of Figaro;" Peter Nichols's play, "The Freeway;" and Rene Clair's play, "Grand Manoeuvres;" with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Joan Plowright, Rachel Kempson, Alec McCowen, Arthur Lowe, Beryl Reid, Denis Quilley, Frank Finlay, Gemma Jones, Geoffrey Palmer, Graham Crowden, Irene Handl, James Laurenson, Jenny Agutter, Joan Hickson, Martin Shaw, Michael Kitchen, Peter Firth, Cyril Cusack, Ronald Pickup, Alan MacNaugthan, Anna Carteret, Benjamin Whitrow, Christopher Guard, Clive Merrison, Constance Cummings, Dai Bradley, David Bradley, David Dixon, David Firth, Derek Godfrey, Gabrielle Day, Gawn Grainger, Gillian Barge, Howard Goorney, Hugh Thomas, Jane Carr, Jane Wenham, Jeanne Watts, Joseph O'Conor, Julian Curry, Julian Orchard, Julie Covington, Lesley Manville, Leslie Sands, Louise Purnell, Mark Dignam, Michael Feast, Michael Jayston, Nicholas Clay, Nicola Pagett, Patti Love, Paul Curran, Paul Rogers, Paul Scofield, Ram John Holder, Rupert Frazer, Veronica Quilligan, William Relton, and William Squire in the cast.
  • (1995) He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "The Hothouse, "at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter and Celia Imrie in the cast. David Jones was director.
  • (January 2001 - January 2002) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Harold Pinter's plays, "No Man's Land," "Remembrance of Things Past;" Yasmina Reza's play, "Life X 3;" William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," "The Winter's Tale," "Hamlet;" MIchael Frayn's play, "Noises Off;" Complicite's play, "Mnemonic;" "Singin in the Musical;" Robert LePage's play, "The Far Side of the Moon;" Edward Albee's plays, "Marriage Play," "Finding the Sun;" R.K. Narayan's play, "The Ramayana;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan;" Patrick Marber's play, "Howard Katz;" John Vanbrugh's play, "The Relapse;" Mark Ravenhill's play, "Mother Clap's Molly House;" Charlotte Jones's play, "Humble Boy;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Tim Winton's play, "Cloudstreet" (Company B Belvoir); John Osborne's play, "Luther;" "The Goodhope" play;" August Wilson's play, "Jitney;" Gregory Burke's play, "Gagarin Way;" Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific;" and Patrick Barlow's play, "The Wonder of Sex;" with Roger Allam, Edward Baker-Duly, Patrick Barlow, Duncan Bell, Christopher Benjamin, Suzanne Bertish, Eve Best, Susie Blake, Caroline Blakiston, Brian Blessed, Willis Burks II, Sheila Burrell, Judy Campbell, Ron Cook, Oliver Cotton, Derbhle Crotty, Sorcha Cusack, Ben Daniels, Phil Daniels, Andy De La Tour, Frances De La Tour, Edward De Souza, Joe Dixon, Janine Duvitski, Peter Egan, James Ellis, Deborah Findlay, Tom Georgeson, Aden Gillett, Sheila Gish, Richard Griffiths, Diana Hardcastle, James Hazeldine, Patricia Hodge, Geoffrey Hutchings, Alexandra Jay, Alex Jennings, Karl Johnson, Lauren Kennedy, Sara Kestelman, Nicholas Le Prevost, Julie Legrand, Adrian Lukis, Simon McBurney, Martine McCutcheon, Peter McEnery, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ben Miles, Iain Mitchell, Cherry Morris, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Maxine Peake, Edward Petherbridge, Jonathan Pryce, James Purefoy, Philip Quast, Denis Quilley, John Ramm, Jeff Rawle, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Sheila Reid, Diana Rigg, David Rintoul, Patsy Rowlands, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Rylance, Nadim Sawalha, Rufus Sewell, Malcolm Sinclair, Claire Skinner, Imelda Staunton, Rebecca Thornhill, Mark Umbers, Julian Wadham, Harriet Walter, Marcia Warren, Dennis Waterman, Timothy West, and John Wood in the company.
  • (March 2002-August 2002; October 2002-January 2003) He acted in the Royal National Theatre season repertoire at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Laurence Olivier Theatre in London, England in Nicholas Wright's play, "Vincent in Brixton;" Euripedes' play, "Bacchai;" Moliere's play, "Tartuffe;" Pamela Glen's play, "The Syringa Tree;" Sebastian Barry's play, "Hinterland;" Harold Pinter's play, "No Man's Land;" Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific;" William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure;" Jeanette Winterson's play, "The Powerbook;" John Irving's play, "A Prayer for Owen Meany;" "The Adventures of the Stoneheads;" Aristophanes' plays, "The Frogs," "The Birds;" "Play Without Wortds;" Roy Williams' play, "Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads;" "Free;" "Life after Life;" Gary Owen's play, "The Shadow of a Boy;" Richard Bean's play, "The Mentalists;" Tanika Gupta's play, "Sanctuary;" "The Associate;" Owen McCafferty's play, "Closing Time;" Tom Stoppard's play, "The Coast of Utopia (Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage);" Bryony Lavery's play, "Frozen;" Cole Porter's musical, "Anything Goes;" Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops To Conquer;" April De Angelis's play, "Laughing Matter;" Christopher Hampton's play, "The Talking Cure;" Shelagh Stephenson's play, "Mappa Mundi;" "Dinner;" and Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire;" and with Edward Baker Duly, Gillian Barge, Eve Best, Saffron Burrows, Josette Bushell-Mingo, John Carlisle, Glenn Close, Martin Clunes, Essie Davis, Andy De La Tour, Felicity Dean, Stephen Dillane, Anita Dobson, Penny Downie, Janine Duvitski, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Feast, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Georgeson, Pamela Gien, Debra Gillett, Iain Glenn, James Hayes, James Hazeldine, Guy Henry, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Ian Holm, Will Keen, Lauren Kennedy, Josie Lawrence, Patrick Malahide, Aidan McArdle, Iain Mitchell, Dearbhla Molloy, Renzo Murrone, Paul Nicholls, Robert Pastorelli, Duncan Preston, Philip Quast, Ian Redford, Corin Redgrave, Patrick Robinson, Hugh Ross, David Ryall, Fabio Santos, Fiona Shaw, Jo Stone-Fewings, Rob Storr, Jochum Ten Haaf, David Threlfall, Margaret Tyzacl, Julian Wadham, Harriet Walter, Jason Watkins, Jason Webb and John Wood in the company.

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