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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They'll let me play a gray-bearded wizard, but they still wouldn't cast a young gay actor - who was out - in a straight romantic lead.
He was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 1991 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.