I discovered Irish actor Gerard Murphy only after he died last week. He did films and TV (Batman Begins, Waterworld) but is notable for his long stage career, starting with the Glasgow Citz alongside its many other notable alumni, including Ciarán Hinds, Gary Oldman, Pierce Brosnan, Rupert Everett, and Celia Imrie.
Of his time at the Citizens in the 1970s, he added: “I loved it. It was a very powerful theatre to be part of… Once I strayed into a bar in Glasgow which was quite rough. There was a group of guys who were looking at me like they wanted to kill me. I was nervous and then suddenly they started telling me that my theatre should do more plays by Seneca.”
Farewell, Beautiful Man!