He acted in Martin Sherman's play, "Bent," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Michael Cashman, Paul Rhys, Steven Rimkus, Robert Flemyng, and Neil Daglish in the cast. Sean Mathias was director.
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I don't think I'm top choice. In theatre - for Shakespeare - I'm quite near the top, but not for all directors. In film, I'm way, way down. Spielberg's never asked to work with me, Tarantino has never asked, Sam Mendes
has never asked. It isn't as if there's a long list of films I've turned down but there are plenty I wish I'd had a go at. That's the truth.
Has played cult characters in two of the biggest franchises; he played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men film series.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.