He acted in Georges Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officier," and Arnold Wesker's play, "Chips with Everything," in a Cambridge Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Julian Curry, Susan Fleetwood, Richard Morant, Trevor Peacock, John Woodnutt, Meg Wynn Owen, Jonathan Kent, and ...
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I don't think I'm top choice. In theatre - for Shakespeare - I'm quite near the top, but not for all directors. In film, I'm way, way down. Spielberg's never asked to work with me, Tarantino has never asked, Sam Mendes
has never asked. It isn't as if there's a long list of films I've turned down but there are plenty I wish I'd had a go at. That's the truth.
Revealed in December 2012 that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.