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When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that – in…
When we’d suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, ‘Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.’ As it happened, every single ticket was…
We’re very lucky, men, that there are these fabulous parts. Women – once you’ve done all the parts in Shakespeare, they start running out. So…
What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you’re opening and cares about…
There are not many things in my life I can be absolutely proud of or certain I got right, but one of them is that…
Theatre is relatively easy if you’re British – you’re living in the theatre capital of the world, London – there are so many places you…
The most likely explanation is the most practical. ‘Macbeth’ is a very popular play with audiences. If you want to sell out a theater, just…
So it’s joyful to me, in my 71st year, to be able to be in a play that is absolutely right for my age and…
Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even…
When you grumble about a taxi being dirty, people your own age will absolutely agree with you, whereas younger people say, ‘You should be so…
There are some tremendous actors in the U.K. who have been knighted, and I’ve spent much of my life admiring many of them, like Laurence…
I headed out to have a breather at the stage door, dressed in my tramp costume. I had my bowler hat between my feet and…
‘Macbeth’ was a very lucky play for me.
I have little routines in the theater. Once I’ve established something, like the order of putting on makeup and a costume, I have to invariably…
It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a…
I’m fortunate to be famous for two rather imposing characters like Magneto and Gandalf.
I don’t really like being with people my own age for long periods, because all we talk about is our decrepitude, how the world is…
The thing you notice here after America is how refreshingly ordinary people look because they haven’t had their chin wrapped around the back of their…
I was brought up in industrial south Lancashire, down the cobbled road from where LS Lowry (1887-1976) lived and painted.
Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For…
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