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  • (2004) Replaced Elaine Alexander/Clive Revill's original performance and voice, respectively, as the Emperor with a recently made digital appearance in the Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) DVD. This newly-filmed image was retained in the Blu-ray release.
  • (1992) Radio series: Paradise Lost by John Milton - playing Satan, BBC Radio 4.
  • Featured in an episode of the interview series "Hollywood Stars" about the movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). Other actors also interviewed include: Natalie Portman; Samuel L. Jackson; Ewan McGregor; Hayden Christensen; George Lucas; Rick McCallum; Trisha Biggar; Bruce Spence and Jimmy Smits.
  • (May 2006) : Played Teddy in "Faith Healer" play by Brian Friel (Booth Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).
  • (1978) He acted in Sir Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn's play, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with John Woodvine, John Carlisle, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.
  • (1989) He acted in Dame Irish Murdoch's stage adaptation of her novel, "The Black Prince," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Simon Williams and Sarah Badel.
  • (1990) He directed Jean Anouilh's play, "The Rehearsal," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Nicola Pagett, Jonathan Hyde and Jonathan Kent.
  • (1987) He acted in Frederich Schiller's play, "Don Carlos," at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Michael Grandage, Reece Dinsdale, Virginia Freig, Melinda McGraw, Adrian Ross-Magenty, and James Maxwell in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director.
  • (1990) He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Denis Lawson, Philip Locke, Cyril Shaps, Darlene Johnson, and Marc Warren in the cast. Nicholas Hytner was director.
  • (1993) He acted in Moliere's play, "The School for Wives," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Emma Fielding, Bernard Gallagher, Linal Haft, Carol Macredy, Damian Lewis, and Richard Addison in the cast. Jonathan Kent was director.
  • (October 1995) He directed Thomas Otway's play, "Venice Preserved," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with John Woodvine, David Bark-Jones, Ray Fearon, Alice Krige, Alphonsia Emmanuel, Richard Mayes, Frank Moorey, and John Quayle in the cast.
  • (1997) He acted in Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Tom Hollander, Brian Murphy, Peter Kelly, Moray Hunter, Tom Watson, and Britan Pettifer in the cast. Jonathan Kent was director.
  • (1999) He acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "The Jew of Malta," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Polly Hemingway, Poppy Miller, Robert Demeger, Rob Swinton, David Yelland, William Ryecroft, Nitzan Sharron, Angela Morant, Sidney Livingstone, and Adam Levy in the cast. Michael Grandage was director.
  • (2000 He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Ian McDiarmid, Ifan Meredith, Malcolm Storry, Adrian Scarborough, Roger Swaine, Anna Livia Ryan, and Aidan Gillen in the cast. Jonathan Kent was director.
  • (1975) He played both the Scottish doctor and the sergeant in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Patricia Hayes, Frank Thornton, Gordon Jackson, Benedict Taylor, Malcolm Tierney, Matthew Guinness, Angela Phillips, Richard Griffiths, and Ron Pember in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
  • (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, and Roger Rees in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
  • (1977) He acted in David Edgar's play, "Destiny," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Michael Pennington, Greg Hicks, John Nettles, Bob Peck, and Cherie Lunghi in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, Bob Peck, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.
  • (1977) He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Schweyk in the Second World War," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Nickolas Grace, Ian McDiarmid, and Michael Williams in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
  • (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Donald Sinden, Judi Dench, Bob Peck, and John Woodvine in the cast. John Barton was director.
  • (1977) He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Days of the Commune," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Greg Hicks, Alfred Molina, Bob Peck, Nickolas Grace, Mike Gwilym, Cherie Lunghi, Paola Dionisotti, and Ruby Wax in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
  • (1977) He acted in Howard Barker's play, "That Good Between Us," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Cherie Lunghi, and John Nettles in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
  • (1978) He acted in Charles Wood's play, "Dingo," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Richard Griffiths, and Alfred Molina in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
  • (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Kenneth Branagh and Patricia Routledge in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.
  • (1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Frances Tomelty, Christopher Ravenscroft, Adam Bareham, Amanda Root, Sebastian Shaw, and Josette Simon in the cast. John Caird was director.
  • (1985) He acted in Trevor Griffiths' play, "The Party," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
  • (1986) He acted in Pam Gems' play, "The Danton Affair," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Hilton McRae, Brian Cox, Tom Mannion, Oliver Ford Davies, Julian Curry, and Russell Boulter in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.
  • (1990) He directed Howard Barker's play, "Scenes from an Execution," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Glenda Jackson, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Hyde, and Jeremy Child in the cast.
  • (1972) Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, and his musical, "The ThreePenny Opera," was performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Joe Melia, Ronald Radd, Annie Ross, Barbara Windsor, Diana Quick, Miriam Margolyes, Hermione Baddeley, Lon Satton, Arthur Mullard, and Henry Woolf in the cast. Tony Richardson was director.
  • (1983) He acted in Christopher Hampton's play, "Tales from Hollywood," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Michael Gambon in the cast. Peter Gill was director.
  • (1981) He acted in Ariane Mnouchkine's play, "Mephisto," in an Oxford Playhouse Company production at the Round House Theatre in London, England with Clive Wood, Godfrey Jackman, Cleo Sylvestre, Alison Spiro, and Martyn Stanbridge in the cast. Gordon McDougall was director.
  • (1989) He acted in Iris Murdoch's play, "The Black Prince," at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Simon Williams, Sarah Badel, and John Fortune in the cast.
  • (1990) He directed Jean Anouilh's play, "The Rehearsal," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Nicola Pagett, Jonathan Hyde, and Jonathan Kent in the cast.
  • (1992) He directed Howard Barker's play, "A Hard Heart," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Angela Down, Anna Massey, James Clyde, Ewan Hooper, Richard Mayes, and Simon Bates in the cast.
  • (2001) He acted in Brian Friel's play, "Faith Healer," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Geraldine James and Ken Stott in the cast. Jonathan Kent was director.
  • (2004) He acted in Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's play, "Henry IV," at the Donmar Theatre in London, England with David Yelland, Robert Demeger, Francesca Annis, and Nitzan Sharron in the cast.
  • (2010) Stage play: The Prince of Homburg, at the Donmar Warehouse, London, UK.
  • (2009) Adapted and performed in the stage play Be Near Me - UK tour.
  • (2011) Stage play: Emperor and Galilean - playing Maximus, National Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2014) Stage play: Bakersfield Mist - playing Percy, at the Duchess Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2014) Stage play: The Merchant of Venice - playing Shylock, at the Almeida Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2016) Stage play: What Shadows - playing Enoch Powell , Birmingham Rep, Birmingham, UK.
  • (2007) Stage play: John Gabriel Borkman - playing the title character, Donmar Warehouse, London, UK.
  • (2005) Stage play: Lear - playing Lear, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK.
  • (2002) Stage play: The Embalmer - playing Alexiei Miscin, at Almeida at King's Cross, London, UK.
  • (1998) Stage play: The Doctor's Dilemma, UK tour.
  • (2013 - 2014) Stage play: A Life of Galileo - playing Galileo - UK tour.
  • (2008) Stage play: Jonah and Otto - Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK.
  • (2008) Stage play: Six Characters In Search of an Author - playing the father, at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester and Gielgud Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2011) Stage play: The Faith Machine - playing Edward, at the Royal Court Theatre, London, UK.
  • (2004) Radio series: Arthur - playing Merlin, BBC Radio 4.

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