Starred in the title role in the CBS adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Teamed with Antonio Banderas for the remake "The Mask of Zorro"
TV series debut, ""The Man in Room 17" (Granada Television)
Won an Emmy as Bruno Richard Hauptmann in the TV-movie "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" (NBC)
Portrayed Asgard, father of the titular superhero (Chris Hemsworth) in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of "Thor"
Starred in the crime drama "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken"
Starred in the action film "Collide"
Played Claudius to Nicol Williamson's "Hamlet"
Cast as Ptolemy in Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
Cast as the hotel doorman in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
Garnered second Academy Award nomination for his performance as a repressed English butler in "The Remains of the Day"
Played Magwich in The Disney Channel miniseries "Great Expectations"
Portrayed Dr Frederick Treves in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
Received third Best Actor Oscar nomination for title role in "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone
Offered stellar portrayal of the legendary filmmaker in "Hitchcock"
Joined the ensemble cast of HBO's sci-fi western series "Westworld"
Cast as the patriarch to Brad Pitt, Henry Thomas and Aidan Quinn in "Legends of the Fall"
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"
Co-starred in the film adaptation of David Auburn's play "Proof," directed by John Madden and starring with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal
Delivered a strong performance in the title role of "The Good Father"
Delivered an over-the-top performance as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in Alan Parker's "The Road to Wellville"
Once again essayed Hannibal Lecter in "Red Dragon"
Portrayed John Quincy Adams in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
Reprised Oscar-winning role in the film adaptation of "Hannibal," Thomas Harris' sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
Served in the Royal Artillery
Stage debut in "The Quare Fellow" at the Library Theatre in Manchester, England
Won Oscar for his chilling portrait as killer Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"
Co-starred in the dramatic thriller "Fracture" as a man who confessed to killing his cheating wife
Earned second Emmy for his portrayal of Hitler in "The Bunker" (CBS)
Feature directorial debut, "August" an adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"; also starred and composed score
Feature film debut opposite Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion in Winter"
First movie with director James Ivory, the sumptuous and stimulating adaptation of E M Forster's "Howards End"
Invited to join The National Theater at the Old Vic where he played King Lear, Macbeth and Antony; first major role was when he understudied Laurence Olivier and eventually went on in "Dance of Death" (1966)
Narrated the live-action version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Played anthropologist Dr Ethan Powell in "Instinct"
Played Benicio del Toro's father in the remake of classic horror film "The Wolfman"
Portrayed mild-mannered British bookseller in David Jones' loving, literate and totally disarming film "84 Charing Cross Road"; starred opposite Anne Bancroft
Provided the voice of Marcus Crassus (subbing for the late Lord Olivier) in the restored version of "Spartacus"
Reteamed with Brad Pitt for "Meet Joe Black," loosely based on "Death Takes a Holiday"
Returned to the London stage as star of "Pravda"
Starred as Captain Christopher Jones in "Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure"
Broadway debut, "Equus"
Delivered a strong performance as a ventriloquist in "Magic"
Fifth collaboration to date with Attenborough, "Shadowlands"
First of many collaborations with director Richard Attenborough in "Young Winston"
Returned to England after a decade in the U.S.
Starred opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible II," the John Woo-directed sequel to "Mission: Impossible"
Teamed with Chris Rock in the action comedy "Bad Company"
Third collaboration with Merchant-Ivory, "Surviving Picasso"; played title role
Acted in Alec Baldwin's feature directorial debut, a remake of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" titled "Shortcut to Happiness"
Acted in repertory in Leicester, Liverpool and Hornchurch, England
Cast in Steven Zaillian's big-screen adaptation of "All the King's Men"
Cast to play a fair-skinned African American who pretends to be white to avoid racism in the 1940s in "The Human Stain"
Feature debut as a screenwriter with "Slipstream"; also directed, produced and starred in the film as a Hollywood screenwriter who begins to confuse his own life with the characters he is creating on the page; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
Film debut in Lindsay Anderson's short, "The White Bus"
Had title role in "Titus," Julie Taymor's film version of "Titus Andronicus"
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
London stage debut, "Julius Caesar" at the Royal Court Theater
Made debut as a conductor with the New Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall on March 21
Portrayed King Hrothgar in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"