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Born: June 14, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Africa Profession: Cast ...
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Born and raised in South Africa
1968:
Moved to London to study at Webber-Douglas Academy
1979:
Feature film debut as a solider in the film "Yanks"
1980:
Appeared in title role in the British TV drama "The History Man"
1981:
Co-wrote script for and starred in "Mark Gertler Fragments of a Biography"
1982:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company; appeared as the Fool in "King Lear" and in the title role of "Tartuffe", among others
1984:
Had first major film role, the title role in "Shadey"
1985:
Played lead role in the West End production of Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy"
1985:
Published first book, "The Year of the King", a diary of his performances as "Richard III"
1988:
Published first novel "Middlepost"
1988:
Had lead role in Athol Fugard's play "Hello and Goodbye" at the Almeida Theatre
1989:
Wrote first teleplay "Changing Step" (BBC)
1992:
Enjoyed a stage success in title role of "Tamburlane the Great"
1994:
Starred in title role of "Gengis Cohn"
1995:
Played major supporting role of psychiatrist evaluating the lead in "The Young Poisoner's Handbook"
1995:
Created title role of "Stanley" in London production of Pam Gems play about British painter Stanley Spencer
1995:
Won plaudits for interpretation of title role of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"; toured South Africa
1997:
Made Broadway debut reprising London role of "Stanley"
1997:
Gave a fine supporting turn as British Prime Minister Disraeli opposite Judi Dench's Queen Victoria in "(Her Majesty) Mrs. Brown", directed by John Madden
1997:
Played title role of "Cyrano de Bergerac" at the RSC and in the West End
1998:
Offered cameo as the apothecary in "Shakespeare in Love", directed by Madden
1999:
Directed by companion Gregory Doran in "The Winter's Tale"
1999:
Co-starred in the ITV/A&E production, "Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War"
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Starred as "Macbeth" at the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed by Doran; toured Japan in production; filmed for British TV and aired on New Year's Day 2001
2001:
Played composer Gustav Mahler in Ronald Harwood's play "Mahler's Conversion", staged by Doran

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