Appeared in David Halliwell
's "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England. Also in cast: Rodney Bewes, Tim Preece, Kenneth Colley, Susan Ashworth. Patrick Dromgoole
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I couldn't possibly do that. To be able to understand being five years old and write as if you were that age through the book till you get to that extraordinary flowery-pretentious age of the 18-/19-year-old. It's so complicated when you're dealing with memory because of the perspective and how it keeps changing. You have to learn how you see things. It's about...lordy-me, I've forgotten the word...
When he appeared as the War Doctor in the 50th anniversary special, he was not the first actor to play an alternative incarnation of the Doctor. Michael Jayston
had played the Valeyard in the original series, Doctor Who
(1963), in 1986, who was an amalgamation of the Doctor's darker sides from between his twelfth and final incarnations.
He frequently played characters who suffer physical torment