He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, Bob Peck, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
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I've always loved dictionaries and encyclopedias. Now you get all that on your computer. It's fantastic. You're looking up something about Dickens and you're invited to explore more and more. I don't know if that's wasting time or not but it doesn't help me to learn lines.
Had Maggie Smith
play his mother in Richard III
(1995), and then played her on an episode of "Saturday Night Live". In the BBC Radio production of "Goldfinger", he worked with her real son, Toby Stephens
. Smith's former husband, Sir Robert Stephens
, also played Aragorn in the BBC Radio version of "The Lord of the Rings".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.