- Stones In His Pockets has proved hugely enduring. Why do you think that is?
- It’s magic! At the time, the idea of telling a whole story involving a large number of characters with just two actors seemed very novel. I th captivates the audience imagination because an awful lot is created with very little. And that’s what I think is the key to its appeal. Once a show has generated that level of appeal and does well in the West End and on Broadway then the juggernaut is rolling, you know? And touch wood, please God, it keeps on rolling.
be a world away doing touring theatre, and then going back to go and work on something like Game of Thrones?
- Yeah. I mean, I had to pinch myself on that one because I’ve been in this business for nearly 40 years now and had only had the odd fan letter here and there. Since I have been playing Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones, I find that I’m recognised much more no matter where I seem to go, and it takes a bit of getting used to. People want pictures, ‘selfies’ and autographs on a scale that I had just not been used to prior to this.