(Summer 2012) He acted in the one-man show "A Word or Two", an autobiographical exploration of his love of literature, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada.
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[on the effect of digital effects-heavy film blockbusters on acting] This whole new wave of young studs who look great against the green screen, they're at the mercy of all of that. It's at the mercy of phoney crocodiles and dragons. Technically it's simply wonderful, what goes on now.
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1974, as Best Actor (Musical), playing the title role in "Cyrano", and in 1997, as Best Actor (Play), playing the title role of John Barrymore
in "Barrymore". He has also been nominated for the Tony four other times: as Best Actor (Dramatic), in 1959 for "J.B.", and as Best Actor (Play), in 1982 for Shakespeare's "Othello", in 1994 for "No Man's Land", and in 2004 for ...
Often plays aristocratic characters