He acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "White Liars," and "Black Comedy," t the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Dorothy Reynolds, James Bolam, Angela Scoular, Robert Flemyng, Ken Wynne, and Liz Fraser in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
His grand grand father on his mother side, Robert Lowes had been an active member of a institution, that campaigned to get "half of a day" holiday on Fridays for workers of industrial age in Manchester in 1890's. This campaign, that had got successful and underlie weekend concept of modern times.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.