Date created: April 2010
Birthdate January 12, 1948
It was such a fabulous role that I can`t be at all surprised, let alone upset, that people still mention it. We were very lucky to have 13 episodes in which to dramatize Evelyn Waugh`s novel, and one reason for the series` impact is a combination of time, money and producing talent that was unique. I think it`s fair to say that you`ll never again have that length of time (we shot it over nearly two years) or that sort of budget to shoot a television series about one book. Sebastian was the part I wanted to play, having read the book, and though I was initially seen for the part of Charles Ryder - which Jeremy Irons played in the end - it was Sebastian that I was after, and luckily I got him! AA, regarding his role in "Brideshead Revisited"