Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Hollywood Wives"
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "QB VII"
Co-starred in the film adaptation of David Auburn's play "Proof," directed by John Madden and starring with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Gyllenhaal
Delivered a strong performance in the title role of "The Good Father"
Delivered an over-the-top performance as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in Alan Parker's "The Road to Wellville"
Co-starred in the dramatic thriller "Fracture" as a man who confessed to killing his cheating wife
Earned second Emmy for his portrayal of Hitler in "The Bunker" (CBS)
Invited to join The National Theater at the Old Vic where he played King Lear, Macbeth and Antony; first major role was when he understudied Laurence Olivier and eventually went on in "Dance of Death"
Narrated the live-action version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Played anthropologist Dr Ethan Powell in "Instinct"
Played Benicio del Toro's father in the remake of classic horror film "The Wolfman"
Provided the voice of Marcus Crassus (subbing for the late Lord Olivier) in the restored version of "Spartacus"
Reteamed with Brad Pitt for "Meet Joe Black," loosely based on "Death Takes a Holiday"
Returned to the London stage as star of "Pravda"
Starred as Captain Christopher Jones in "Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure"
Made his fifth collaboration with Attenborough, "Shadowlands"
Teamed with Chris Rock in the action comedy "Bad Company"
Third collaboration with Merchant-Ivory, "Surviving Picasso"; played title role
Acted in Alec Baldwin's feature directorial debut, a remake of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" titled "Shortcut to Happiness"
Cast in Steven Zaillian's big-screen adaptation of "All the King's Men"
Cast to play a fair-skinned African American who pretends to be white to avoid racism in the 1940s in "The Human Stain"
Had title role in "Titus," Julie Taymor's film version of "Titus Andronicus"
London stage debut, "Julius Caesar" at the Royal Court Theater
Portrayed King Hrothgar in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"
Starred in the title role in the CBS adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Teamed with Antonio Banderas for the remake "The Mask of Zorro"
Portrayed Odin, father of the titular superhero (Chris Hemsworth) in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of "Thor"
Starred in the crime drama "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken"
Starred in the action film "Collide"
Cast as the patriarch to Brad Pitt, Henry Thomas and Aidan Quinn in "Legends of the Fall"
Once again essayed Hannibal Lecter in "Red Dragon"
Played Claudius to Nicol Williamson's "Hamlet"
Portrayed John Quincy Adams in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
Reprised Oscar-winning role in the film adaptation of "Hannibal," Thomas Harris' sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
Made stage debut in "The Quare Fellow" at the Library Theatre in Manchester, England
Gave a chilling (and Oscar-winning) portrayal of killer Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs"
Cast as Ptolemy in Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
Cast as the hotel doorman in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination
Made his feature directorial debut with "August," an adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"; also starred and composed score
Made feature film debut opposite Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion in Winter"
Made his first movie with director James Ivory, the sumptuous and stimulating adaptation of E M Forster's "Howards End"
Garnered second Academy Award nomination for his performance as a repressed English butler in "The Remains of the Day"
Played Magwich in The Disney Channel miniseries "Great Expectations"
Portrayed Dr Frederick Treves in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man"
Portrayed a mild-mannered British bookseller in David Jones' loving, literate and totally disarming film "84 Charing Cross Road"; starred opposite Anne Bancroft
Made Broadway debut in "Equus"
Delivered a strong performance as a ventriloquist in "Magic"
Had the first of many collaborations with director Richard Attenborough in "Young Winston"
Starred opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible II," the John Woo-directed sequel to "Mission: Impossible"
Made his feature debut as a screenwriter with "Slipstream," about as a Hollywood screenwriter who begins to confuse his own life with the characters he is creating on the page; also directed and starred in
Made film debut in Lindsay Anderson's short "The White Bus"
Made debut as a conductor with the New Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall
Received third Best Actor Oscar nomination for title role in "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone
Made TV series debut on "The Man in Room 17" (Granada Television)
Won an Emmy for his portrayal of Bruno Richard Hauptmann in the TV movie "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case" (NBC)
Offered a stellar portrayal of the legendary filmmaker in "Hitchcock"
Joined the ensemble cast of HBO's sci-fi western series "Westworld"
Gave a standout performance in the otherwise by-the-numbers "Transformers: The Last Knight"
Reprised role of Odin in "Thor: Ragnarok"