Actor who is best known for his award-nominated role in the film, Chariots on Fire. He won the 1998 Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actor for his starring role in King Lear.
He portrayed historical figure Napoleon Bonaparte in three different productions.
He starred alongside actor Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
He was drafted by the National Service in the British Army and gained the rank and title of Lance Corporal.
He married four times. His third wife was actress Penelope Wilton. His children's names are Jessica, Barnaby, and Harry.