(1964 He played Thomas More in Chettle, Thomas Dekker, Heywood, Munday, and William Shakepseare's play, "Sir Thomas More," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Josephine Tewson, Antony Brown, Steven Berkoff, Geoffrey Hutchings, Christopher Hancock, Roger Clissold, and John Tordoff in the cast...
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It wasn't exactly a mistake, but if there's anything I regret, it's probably having disguised my own native accent. Actors of my generation all tended to speak RP [received pronunciation]. Of course, it's all different now and drama students are encouraged to keep their regional accents and be able to do RP when required. Even at the BBC these days there's no standardised accent, and I rather ...
Distinctively calm style of speaking.