He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labour's Lost," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi, Joan Plowright, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, John McEnery, Sheila Reid, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
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I had an amazing mother who used to say to us, 'I don't want you to do anything until you absolutely can't help it, or you're sure you want to do it.' Then, when my father would come home and scream, 'For God's sake, get these boys going!', my mother would answer: 'Not until they know what they want.'
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