He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghshame, England with Ronald Lewis, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Julian Curry, Geoffrey Chater, Nickolas Grace, Russell Hunter, Marcia Warren, ...
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I am encouraged by the theatricality of [J.R.R. Tolkien
's] readings - full of rhythm and humor and characterization. Without question Gandalf is like Tolkien but then so, I suspected, are Frodo and Aragorn.
In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 1, up from no. 2, knocking Elton John
from top spot.
Distinctively calm style of speaking.