He acted in the Old Vic Company production of William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," at the Opera House Theatre in Manchester, England with Paul Rogers, John Neville, Claire Bloom, Charles Gray, John Woodvine, Peter Bowles, Margaret Courtenay, and Wynne Clark in the cast. Robert Helpmann was director.
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"She said she liked the way I changed weight from one leg to the other." - on his wife Joan seeing him for the first time on stage in 'Design for Living' (1973)
His death at the age of 61 was the result of cardiomyopathy (heart failure). Brett's heart valves were permanently scarred by rheumatic fever, which he suffered as a teenager. Medication later prescribed for his bipolar disorder, and his longtime smoking habit, also weakened his heart. His co-star Edward Hardwicke
recalled that Brett would often buy three packets of cigarettes in the morning, and...
His aristocratic beautifully modulated voice