Played the title role in Henrik Ibsen
's "Peer Gynt" - Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1976).
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[on deciding which roles to take]: "You just follow your nose. You ask those simple really instinctive questions like you know: Can I shine in this role?, Can I do this role better than anybody in the world?, Is there something in it that I recognize?... Its really not to do with the money, or the director, or the other members of the cast. The first simple thing is: Am I going to enjoy playing ...
Is the only actor nominated for two Golden Globes on the same year for portraying two American politicians: "Benjamin Franklin" (John Adams
(2008)) and James Baker III
(2008)), winning for John Adams
(2008). Both of these miniseries/television movie were produced by HBO.