Plays 'King Lear' in "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played his role in ...
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Before Michael Mann
had devised Miami Vice
(1984) he directed The Keep
(1983) and produced it and wrote it. He cast me as the heroine's father, a Romanian academic who gets caught up with Nazis and a monster trapped deep in the Keep. Ever-diligent, I had specially made my first trip to Bucharest and then had a couple of lessons from a dialect coach in London. So by the first day of filming I was ...
Had not read either "The Golden Compass" (aka "Northern Lights") by Philip Pullman
, or any of the Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien
before he was cast in the movie adaptations.
Distinctively calm style of speaking.