3. His family lineage is epic.
His great-grandfather served as consul-general (a diplomatic representative) to Queen Victoria in Turkey, and his grandfather was a decorated submarine officer that served both World Wars. Just imagine him getting old and being decorated… but with acting awards instead.
11. He had the chance to meet with Stephen Hawking prior to playing him in 2004.
He’s noted, with reverence, “He’s such a presence and you have to really know what you want to say to him or ask him because it takes such a huge, phenomenal effort for him to communicate with you. You think, ‘I really don’t want to waste this man’s time.’”
15. He’s won 19 acting awards between television, theater, and film.
Will #20 be a Primetime Emmy for Parade’s End?