His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
the title role in "King Lear" (2007), Sorin in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (2007), Iago in "Othello" (1989, also filmed for TV as Theatre Night: Othello
(1990)), Andrei in Chekhov's "Three Sisters", "Is There still Honey For Tea", Sir Toby Belch in "Twelfth Night", Kentridge in "A Miserable and Lonely Death" (all 1978), Langevin in...
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Studied at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, when he was 18, with Sir Derek Jacobi
, and with whom he had been "desperately in love", as he confessed on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994). In an article in "The Advocate", issue dated December 11, 2001, he further explained that what he had felt for Jacobi in their youth was "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.