Alfred Molina

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Alfred Molina
Molina in 2009
Born
Alfredo Molina

(1953-05-24) 24 May 1953 (age 71)
Paddington, London, England
Citizenship
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1978–present
Spouses
(m. 1986; died 2020)
(m. 2021)
[1]
Children1[2]

Alfred Molina (born Alfredo Molina; 24 May 1953) is a British actor. He is known for his leading roles and character actor roles on the stage and screen. In a career spanning over five decades he has received a Drama Desk Award as well as nominations for two BAFTA Awards, a British Independent Film Award, an Independent Spirit Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Tony Awards.

He first rose to prominence in the West End, earning a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his performance in the production of Oklahoma! in 1980. He received Tony Award nominations for his roles on Broadway playing Yvan in Art (1998), Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (2004), and Mark Rothko in Red (2009). He returned to Broadway playing Professor Serebryakov in a revival of Uncle Vanya (2024).

On film, he made his debut as Satipo in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He went on to receive two BAFTA Award nominations for his roles as Diego Rivera in Frida (2002), and Jack Mellor in An Education (2009). His other notable films include Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Enchanted April (1992), Boogie Nights (1997), Chocolat (2000), Luther (2003), The Da Vinci Code (2006), and Love Is Strange (2014). He has voiced characters in Rango (2011), Monsters University (2013), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), and Frozen II (2019). He is also known for his portrayal of Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 (2004) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

On television, Molina has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his roles as Ben Weeks in the HBO movie The Normal Heart (2014), and Robert Aldrich in the FX miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan (2017). His other notable television credits include Meantime (1983), Murder on the Orient Express (2001), and Three Pines (2022).

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Alfredo Molina[3] in the Paddington district of London. His parents were both immigrants: his Spanish father was a waiter, and his Italian mother worked as a cleaner.[4][5][6]

Molina grew up in a working-class district in Notting Hill[7] that was inhabited by many other immigrant families.[8] He attended Cardinal Manning secondary modern Roman Catholic school there.[9] He decided to become an actor after seeing Spartacus at the age of nine, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,[10] as well as auditioning for and becoming a member of the National Youth Theatre.[11] Molina admitted in May 2024 that his father was disappointed in him for pursuing a career in acting.[12][13]

At the age of 21, he changed his name to Alfred, at the urging of his first agent.[14]

Career[edit]

1978–1989: Early work[edit]

Molina appeared with Leonard Rossiter in the sitcom The Losers (1978).[15] He made his film debut with a minor role alongside Harrison Ford in Steven Spielberg's adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) as Indiana Jones' ill-fated guide, Satipo, during its iconic opening sequence. Molina stated in an interview in 2013 that he owes his stage and film career to the Indiana Jones series. "I'm very, very proud of that, I have to admit I didn't think at the time, 'Oh, this is going to go down in movie history.' I'd never been in front of a camera before," Molina said about his short but memorable appearance in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He recalled getting the job as a "gift from God" and said, "I've publicly thanked Steven many, many times. That job saved my bacon, in more ways than one." About his now-famous line in the film, Molina stated that "I've never had a problem with people coming up to me about it. They'll shout that line to me, 'Throw me the idol, I'll throw you the whip!' I'm delighted that people still remember it."[16]

However, his big break came with Letter to Brezhnev (1985), which he followed with a starring role in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), playing Joe Orton's lover (and eventual murderer) Kenneth Halliwell. He was originally cast as Arnold Rimmer in the TV sitcom Red Dwarf, but was replaced by Chris Barrie.[17]

1990–1999: Broadway debut and acclaim[edit]

In the early 1990s, Molina was a ubiquitous presence on British television, with his highest profile role being the lead in the first two series of El C.I.D.. He appeared in the critically acclaimed films such as Mike Newell's costume drama Enchanted April (1992), Richard Donner's western comedy Maverick (1994), and Jim Jarmusch's western Dead Man (1995). Subsequent film roles include the drama Not Without My Daughter (1991), the science fiction horror film Species (1995), the broad comedy Dudley Do-Right (1999). With a midwestern American accent, Molina starred alongside Betty White in the US television series Ladies Man, which ran from 1999 to 2001.[18] In 1993 he appeared in the BBC miniseries adaptation of A Year in Provence, playing the annoying Tony, along with John Thaw and Lindsay Duncan.[19] In 1995, Molina starred with Marisa Tomei in The Perez Family, playing Cuban refugees who pretend to be married so they can more easily stay in America.[20] Marjorie Baumgarten praised Molina as attaining "the right mixture of gentle honor and baffled stupefaction" to portray his character,[21] although Peter Rainer of Los Angeles Times called Molina "so intensely sodden that he’s like a great big scowling dark cloud."[22] Molina has worked twice with Paul Thomas Anderson, first in Boogie Nights (1997) and then in Magnolia (1999).[23]

2000–2009: Established actor[edit]

In 2000, Molina appeared in Lasse Hallström's Chocolat which received critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination. He gained wide recognition for his portrayal of Diego Rivera alongside Salma Hayek in the biopic Frida (2002), a role for which he gained BAFTA and SAG award nominations. He played himself alongside Steve Coogan in Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and gained further commercial recognition when he portrayed Johann Tetzel in Luther (2003) and Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 (2004),[24] which became one of the highest-grossing films of that year. For the latter, Molina was nominated for a Satellite Award as Best Supporting Actor. He reprised his role in the video game adaptation. In 2006, Molina portrayed Touchstone in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's As You Like It and appeared in Ron Howard's adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. Molina provided the voice of the villain Ares in the 2009 animated film Wonder Woman.[25]

Molina's stage work has included two major Royal National Theatre productions, Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana (as Shannon) and David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow (as Fox). In his Broadway debut, Molina performed in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play 'Art', for which he received a Tony nomination in 1998. In 2004, Molina returned to the stage, starring as Tevye in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. For his performance he once again received a Tony Award nomination, this time for Best Actor in a Musical. He received his third Tony Award nomination for Red in 2010, for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.[26]

In 2007, Molina narrated a 17-part original audiobook for Audible.com called The Chopin Manuscript. This serialised novel was written by a team of 15 best-selling thriller writers, including Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Joseph Finder and Lisa Scottoline. The novel won the 2008 Audiobook of the Year Award form Audio Publishers Association.[27]

2010–2019 Career expansion[edit]

On 1 April 2010, Molina opened at Broadway's John Golden Theatre in the role of artist Mark Rothko in John Logan's drama Red opposite Eddie Redmayne for a limited engagement through 27 June.[28] He had played the role to much critical success at the Donmar Warehouse in London in December 2009 and revisited that role at the Wyndham's Theatre in the West End in 2018.[29]

In 2010, Molina starred opposite Dawn French in the six-part BBC sitcom Roger & Val Have Just Got In,[30] with a second series in 2012.[31]

Molina has three Lego Minifigures modelled after him, namely Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, Satipo from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Sheik Amar from Prince of Persia.[32] In July 2010, it was announced that Molina had joined the cast of Law & Order: LA as Deputy District Attorney Morales.[33] He previously guest-starred in a two-part crossover in 2005 in two other Law & Order franchise shows, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Trial by Jury.[34]

Molina is a patron of the performing arts group Theatretrain. He is also a longtime member of the Los Angeles theatre company The New American Theatre, formerly known as Circus Theatricals, where he often teaches Shakespeare and Scene Study along with the company's artistic director Jack Stehlin.[35] In 2017 he portrayed film director Robert Aldrich in Ryan Murphy's FX limited series Feud: Bette & Joan. The series revolved around the filming of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in 1962 and the relationship between actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford played by Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange respectively. Molina received critical praise for the film as well as awards attention received nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards for his performance.

2020–present[edit]

In 2020, Molina appeared in David Oyelowo's drama The Water Man, and Emerald Fennell's black comedy thriller Promising Young Woman. On 8 December 2020, it was announced that he would be returning as Doctor Octopus for Spider-Man: No Way Home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, set to premiere on 17 December 2021.[36] Molina later confirmed that he would actually be reprising his role as the Spider-Man 2 incarnation of Doctor Octopus in No Way Home, retconning his character's apparent death at the end of the former film. He was digitally de-aged to his 2004 self.[37] On 2 September 2021, it was announced that Alfred Molina was set to star in Amazon Prime police drama series Three Pines, which comes from The Crown producer Left Bank Pictures. Molina plays Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, the lead character from Louise Penny’s book series (including Still Life, the first entry of the unnamed series), he also serves as executive producer for the show.[38] The trailer came out in October 2022[39] and the show premiered in December 2022. It was cancelled after one season.

In 2024, Molina returned to Broadway playing Professor Serebryakov in a revival of Anton Chekov's Uncle Vanya (2024). The production was directed by Lila Neugebauer and adapted by Heidi Schreck. Molina co-starred alongside Steve Carell, William Jackson Harper, Alison Pill, Anika Noni Rose, and Jayne Houdyshell.[40]

Personal life[edit]

Molina has a daughter, Rachel, from a previous relationship.[2]

In 1986, Molina married actress Jill Gascoine in Tower Hamlets, London.[41] They remained married until her death on 28 April 2020 in Los Angeles from Alzheimer's disease.[42] Molina resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2004, he announced that he had become a U.S. citizen.[43] He is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French.[44][45] In 2017, he moved to La Cañada Flintridge.[46]

Molina is an advocate for people with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). He donates towards AIDS research, participates in the Los Angeles AIDS Walk and appeared as himself in a documentary produced by Joseph Kibler[47] (who has been HIV+ and paraplegic since his birth, c. 1989) about Kibler's life titled Walk On, first screened in 2013.[48][49]

In November 2019, director Jennifer Lee confirmed that she was in a relationship with Molina, and they later married in August 2021.[1][50]

When playing the role of Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody in Not Without My Daughter, Molina was once physically assaulted on his way to a rehearsal by a man who mistook him for the real Mahmoody.[51]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Satipo
1985 Letter to Brezhnev Sergei
Ladyhawke Cezar
Water Pierre
Eleni Young Christos Uncredited
1987 Prick Up Your Ears Kenneth Halliwell
1988 Manifesto Avanti
1989 Virtuoso John Ogdon
Rescuers Speaking Italian Priest
1991 Hancock Tony Hancock
Not Without My Daughter Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody
American Friends Oliver Syme
1992 Enchanted April Mellersh Wilkins
1993 A Year in Provence Tony Havers
The Trial Titorelli
When Pigs Fly Marty
1994 Maverick Angel
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf Reverend Leland Drury
Cabin Boy Nathaniel's History Teacher Uncredited
1995 Species Dr. Stephen Arden
The Steal Cliff
The Perez Family Juan Raúl Perez
Dead Man Trading Post Missionary
Scorpion Spring Denis Brabant
Hideaway Dr. Jonas Nyebern
Nervous Energy Ira Moss
1996 Mojave Moon Sal
Before and After Panos Demeris
1997 Anna Karenina Levin
Boogie Nights Rahad Jackson
The Man Who Knew Too Little Boris 'The Butcher' Blavasky
A Further Gesture Tulio
1998 The Impostors Sir Jeremy Burtom
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples
Pete's Meteor Hugh
The Treat The Colonel
1999 Dudley Do-Right Snidely K. 'Whip' Whiplash
Magnolia Solomon Solomon
2000 The Miracle Maker Simon the Pharisee Voice[52]
Chocolat Comte De Reynaud
2001 Texas Rangers King Fisher
2002 Frida Diego Rivera
Plots with a View Boris Plots AKA Undertaking Betty
2003 My Life Without Me Ann's Father
Identity Dr. Malick
Coffee and Cigarettes Himself
Luther Johann Tetzel
2004 Crónicas Victor Hugo Puente
Spider-Man 2 Dr. Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Visual Effects Film
Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Villain Movie Star
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Steamboy James Edward Steam Voice, English dub[52]
2006 The Da Vinci Code Bishop Manuel Aringarosa
As You Like It Touchstone
Orchids Cliff Short film
2007 The Hoax Dick Suskind
Silk Baldabiou
The Ten Commandments Ramesses Voice[52]
The Moon and the Stars Davide Rieti
The Little Traitor Sergeant Dunlop
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! Professor Jeffries Voice, direct-to-video[52]
2008 Nothing like the Holidays Edy Rodriguez
2009 An Education Jack Mellor
The Pink Panther 2 Randall Pepperidge
Angels & Demons Narrator Voice
The Lodger Chandler Manning
Wonder Woman Ares Voice, direct-to-video[52]
Big Guy Kent Short film
2010 The Tempest Stefano
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Sheik Amar
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Maxim Horvath
2011 The Dark Ages Alexander Goldgoff
Abduction Frank Burton
Rango Roadkill Voice[52]
2012 The Forger Everly Campbell
2013 Bless Me, Ultima Antonio Voice
The Truth About Emanuel Dennis
Justin and the Knights of Valour Reginald Voice, English dub[52]
Monsters University Professor Derek Knight Voice[52]
Vivaldi Tartini
2014 Love Is Strange George
Return to Zero Robert Royal
We'll Never Have Paris Terry Berman
Swelter Doc
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Sergeant Voice[52]
Heavenly Sword King Bohan Voice[52]
2015 Strange Magic Fairy King Voice[52]
The Secret in Their Eyes Martin Morales
2016 Little Men Hernán
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Jerry Schrager
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Ali Massoud Sadiq
Paint It Black Cal
Message from the King Preston
A Family Man Lou Wheeler
2017 Breakable You Paul Weller
Justice League Dark Destiny Voice, direct-to-video[52]
Sam Did It Himself Short film
2018 The Front Runner Ben Bradlee
Saint Judy Ray Hernandez
Ralph Breaks the Internet Double Dan Voice[52]
Henchmen Baron Blackout Voice[52]
Vice Waiter Uncredited cameo
2019 Don't Let Go Howard Keleshian
Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein Aubrey Fields Short film
The Devil Has a Name Big Boss
Frozen II King Agnarr Voice[52]
2020 Promising Young Woman Jordan Green Uncredited
The Water Man Jim Bussey
2021 Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans Archie Voice[52]
Spider-Man: No Way Home Dr. Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2022 DC League of Super-Pets Jor-El Voice[52]
2023 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Dr. Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus Archival audio from Spider-Man: No Way Home
2024 The Instigators Richie Dechico Post Production
Harold and the Purple Crayon Narrator Voice; Post Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Losers Nigel 6 episodes
1981 Bognor Waiter 2 episodes
1982 Joni Jones Giovanni (escaped prisoner-of-war) Episode: "JONI JONES Y Ffoadur"
1982 Anyone for Denis? Eric Television film
1983 Meantime John Television film
Reilly, Ace of Spies Yakov Blumkin Episode: "Gambit"
1985 Number One D.C. Rogers Television film
Angels in the Annexe Mike Brittain Television film
C.A.T.S. Eyes Det. Sgt. Cropper Episode: "Blue for Danger"
1986 Casualty Harry Horner Episode: "Jump Start"
1987 Miami Vice Esther's Attorney Episode: "The Big Thaw"
1989 The Accountant Lionel Ellerman Television film
Saracen Jose Morazan Episode: "Proof of Death"
Revolutionary Witness The Butcher/ Robert Sauveur Episode: "The Butcher"
1989–92 Screen One Various 4 episodes
1989–95 Screen Two Various 4 episodes
1990–92 El C.I.D. Bernard Blake 13 episodes
1991 Ashenden Carmona Episode: "The Hairless Mexican"
Performance George Melly Episode: "The Trials of Oz"
Boon Mike Hubble Episode: "The Night Before Christmas"
1994 Requiem Apache Hamish/Getaway Driver Television film
1996 Tracey Takes On... Mr. Dragotti Episode: "Royalty"
1998 The Wild Thornberrys Elcio Voice, episode: "Only Child"
1999–2001 Ladies Man Jimmy Stiles 30 episodes; also producer
2001 Murder on the Orient Express Hercule Poirot Television film
2002 Bram & Alice Bram 9 episodes
2003 Justice League King Gustav Voice, episode: "Maid of Honor"[52]
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gabriel Duvall Episode: "Night"
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Gabriel Duvall Episode: "Day"
2007 Monk Peter Magneri Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man"
The Company The Sorcerer 3 episodes
2009 Yes, Virginia Francis Pharcellus Church Voice, television film[52]
2010–11 Law & Order: LA Det. Ricardo Morales 16 episodes
2010–12 Roger & Val Have Just Got In Roger Stephenson 12 episodes
2010–12 The Life & Times of Tim Chairman Voice, 2 episodes
2011 Harry's Law Eric Sanders 3 episodes
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Geoff Peterson Voice role
Innocent Alejando "Sandy" Stern Television film
2012 Kung Fu Panda:
Legends of Awesomeness
Ke-Pa Voice, episode: "Enter the Dragon"[52]
Loving Miss Hatto Barrie Television film
2012;
2015–16
Gravity Falls Multi-Bear Voice, 3 episodes[52]
2012–20 Robot Chicken Lex Luthor
Various Characters
Voice, 7 episodes
2013 Monday Mornings Dr. Harding Hooten 10 episodes
Drunk History Arthur Conan Doyle Episode: "Detroit"
2014 Rick and Morty Lucius Needful Voice, episode: "Something Ricked This Way Comes"
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Alhazen Voice, episode: "Hiding in the Light"
The Normal Heart Ben Weeks Television film
Matador Andrés Galan 13 episodes
2014–17 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Rippen Voice, 55 episodes[52]
2015 Show Me a Hero Henry J. Spallone 6 episodes
Axe Cop Various Voice, 2 episodes
Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures Norbert Voice, episode: "Fishy Business"
Long Live the Royals Rupert / Neil Voice, 2 episodes
2016–18 DreamWorks Dragons Viggo Grimborn Voice, 22 episodes[52]
2016–17 Angie Tribeca Dr. Edelweiss Uncredited
14 episodes
2016 Close to the Enemy Harold Lindsay-Jones 7 episodes
Sister Cities Mort Television film; also executive producer
2016; 2020 American Dad! Tow Truck Driver / Kazim Voice, 2 episodes
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Robert Aldrich 6 episodes[53]
I'm Dying Up Here Carl Veisor Episode: "Pilot"
Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Lasombra Voice, television film[54]
Welcome to the Wayne Albert Molina Voice, 3 episodes[52]
2018–21 Summer Camp Island Monster Under the Bed, various voices Voice, 9 episodes[52]
2018 I Feel Bad Max Episode: "My Kids Barely Know Their Culture"
2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia Archie Voice, episode: "A Glorious End, Part Two"[52]
Vampirina Sir Ghoulgood Voice, episode: "Bat Got Your Tongue/Haunted Theater"
2020–21 Solar Opposites The Duke Voice, 4 episodes
2020 Big City Greens Cogburn Voice, episode: "Animal Farm"
Harley Quinn Mr. Freeze, Stew Voice, 2 episodes[52]
Family Guy Panamanian Man Voice, episode: "Coma Guy"
Wizards: Tales of Arcadia Archie Voice, 10 episodes[52]
Crossing Swords Robin Hood Voice, episode: "Hot Tub Death Machine"
Infinity Train Chandelier Voice, episode: "The Debutante Ball Car"
2021, 2024 Monsters at Work Professor Derek Knight Voice, 2 episodes[52]
2021 Maya and the Three Lord Mictlan Voice, 7 episodes[52]
2022 Roar Silas McCall Episode: "The Girl Who Loved Horses"
2022 Three Pines Inspecteur-chief Armand Gamache 8 episodes
2023 Praise Petey Human Shih Tzu Voice[55]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theater
1970 King Stag Cigolotti/ Durandarte Tower Theatre Company
1971 Twelfth Night Dramaturge Hayworth Theatre
1976 King Lear Walk-on (Knights/Soldiers/Servants) Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1977 That Good Between Us Jumbo/ Private Hart/ Riot Soldier Royal Shakespeare Company
1977 Bandits P C Boyd/ Pathologist Warehouse Theatre
1977 The Days of the Commune Bismarck / Fat Gentleman / Mayor 1 / Priest Aldwych Theatre
1978 Frozen Assets Al Warehouse Theatre
1978 A Miserable and Lonely Death Major Snyman Aldwych Theatre
1979 Accidental Death of an Anarchist The Maniac Half Moon Theatre
1980–81 Oklahoma! Jud Fry Palace Theatre, West End
1981 Can't Pay? Won't Pay! Giovanni Bardi Criterion Theatre
1982 Destry Rides Again Tom Destry Donmar Warehouse
1982 Wizard of Oz Witch of the North Half Moon Theatre
1983 Macbeth Macbeth Liverpool Playhouse
1984 A Little Like Drowning Alfredo Hampstead Theatre
1985 Happy End Sammy 'Mammy' Wurlitzer Royal Shakespeare Company National West Tour
1985 The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio Royal Shakespeare Company National West Tour
1986-87 Serious Money Zac Zackerman Royal Court Theatre
1989 Speed-the-Plow Charlie Fox Royal National Theatre, London
1992 The Night of the Iguana Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon Royal National Theatre, London
1995–96 Molly Sweeney Frank Sweeney Laura Pels Theatre, RTC
1998 Art Yvan Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
2001 True West Lee Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
2002 Richard III Duke of Buckingham Odyssey Theatre
2004–05 Fiddler on the Roof Tevye Minskoff Theatre, Broadway
2006 The Cherry Orchard Lopakhin Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles
2007 Howard Katz Howard Katz Laura Pels Theatre, RTC
2009–10 Red Mark Rothko Donmar Warehouse, London
John Golden Theatre, Broadway
2016 And No More Shall We Part Don Williamstown Theatre Festival
2017 Long Day's Journey into Night James Tyrone Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
2018 Red Mark Rothko Wyndham's Theatre, West End
2020 The Father André Pasadena Playhouse
2023 Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond
2024 Uncle Vanya Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov Lincoln Center Theatre

Radio and audiobooks[edit]

Year Title Voice Role Radio Station / Production Company
1985 Azari's Aerial Theatre Azari BBC Radio 3
1986 Where Are You, Wally Albert BBC Radio 4
1987 Aristophanes against the World Dikaiopolis BBC Radio 4
1988 After Every Dream Zvi BBC Radio 4
1989 Le Far West Jacques Brel BBC Radio 3
1989 Plaza Suite A Waiter BBC Radio 4
1990 Leaf by Niggle Niggle BBC Radio 5
1993 Black Box Alexander Gideon BBC Radio 3
1996 Species Narrator Soundlines Entertainment
1998 The Vampire Armand Narrator Penguin Random House AudioBooks
2002 The Berrybender Narratives (Volume 1,2,3) Narrator Simon & Schuster Audio
2003 Vieux Carré Nightingale BBC Radio 3
2004 The Berrybender Narratives (Volume 4) Narrator Simon & Schuster Audio
2004 The Intelligencer (Novel) Narrator with Jan Maxwell Simon & Schuster Audio
2006 The Pat Hobby Stories Narrator BBC Radio 4
2006 The Foreign Correspondent (Novel) Narrator HighBridge Audio
2006 Anna Karenina Narrator HighBridge Audio
2007–08 Kicking the Habit Father Bertie BBC Radio 4
2009 A Small Family Business Jack BBC Radio 3
2009 Moving Bodies Narrator BBC World Service
2009 A Pattern in Shrouds Henry BBC Radio 4
2011 England, Their England Tommy Huggins BBC Radio 4
2012 Electric Decade: Uncle Fred in the Springtime Earl of Ickenham (Uncle Fred) BBC Radio 4
2014 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld BBC Radio 4
2015 A View from the Bridge Eddie Carbone BBC Radio 3
2016 Thunderball Ernst Stavro Blofeld BBC Radio 4
2016 Stoner Narrator Penguin Random House AudioBooks
2017 Leonardo Da Vinci Narrator Simon & Schuster Audio
2018 An Enemy of the People Dr Thomas Stockmann BBC Radio 4

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spider-Man 2 Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus [56][52]
2014 The Elder Scrolls Online Abnur Tharn [57]
2015 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Abnur Tharn
2016 The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Abnur Tharn
2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Abnur Tharn
2017 Wilson's Heart Bela Belascó
2018 The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Abnur Tharn
2019 The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Abnur Tharn
2019 The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragonhold Abnur Tharn
2020 The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Abnur Tharn
2021 The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Abnur Tharn

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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