Theatre credits include: For the RSC: Honorary Associate Artist; King Lear (Stratford, Barbican, BAM); Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Stratford, Barbican and BAM; Critics’ Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance); The Tempest (Stratford and Baxter Theatre, Cape Town); Macbeth (Stratford and London); Merchant of Venice (Stratford and London); Richard III (Stratford and London; Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Actor); Tamburlaine the Great (Stratford and London); Cyrano de Bergerac (Stratford, UK Tour and West End); Singer (Stratford and London); Death of a Salesman (Stratford and Noel Coward); Primo (National and Music Box Theatre; New York Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards for Best Solo Performance); Stanley (National and Circle in the Square, New York; Olivier Award for Best Actor); Uncle Vanya (National); Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath and Hampstead); Broken Glass (Tricycle and Vaudeville).
Television credits include: The Shadow Line (BBC); Primo (Rainmark Films/HBO); Home (BBC); Macbeth (Channel Four); The History Man (BBC).
Film Credits include: Churchill, The Hollywood Years, Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown (Evening Standard Peter Sellers Film Award); The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Eric the Viking.
Writing: Theatre Journals Include: Year of the King; Woza Shakespeare! (co-written with Greg Doran); Year of the Fat Knight, The Falstaff Diaries, Year of the Mad King, the Lear diaries; Novels include: Middlepost and Cheap Lives; Plays include: I.D. and Primo, Autobiography, Beside Myself; Paintings and drawings, Characters.
Other: Knighted in 2000.