He played Pierre in Thomas Otway's play, Venice Preserv'd in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Jane Lapotaire, Brewster Mason, Michael Pennington, Stephanie Beacham, Edward De Souza, and Hugh Paddick in the cast. Peter Gill was director.
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When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because ...
Distinctively calm style of speaking.