He played the Page Boy in the play, "Ruling the Roost," in an Actors' Company production at the Wimbledon Theatre in Wimbledon, London, England with John Woodvine, Sheila Reid, Caroline Blakiston, and Paola Dionisotti in the cast. Richard Cottrell was director.
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My confidence only really peaked when I was 49 and said, "Yes, I'm gay."
Turned down the role of Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). He was quoted saying "I had enough trouble living up to one legend. Two would be too much to hope for." (referring to his role as Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings").
Distinctively calm style of speaking