Basil Hallward, an artist, meets Dorian Gray and paints his portrait. The artist is so infatuated with Dorian’s beauty that he begins to believe it is the reason for his quality of art. Dorian becomes convinced that beauty is all-important and wishes his portrait could age instead of him. But each time Dorian commits a sin, his portrait ages, eventually showing him what is happening to his soul.
theater experience is extensive. He originated the role of Guildenstern in the original production
of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,
and he has been nominated for two Tony Awards, one for Nicholas Nickleby and the other for Strange Interlude. For the latter he also received an Olivier
Award. His television and film credits include Gulliver’s Travels, An
Awfully Big Adventure, No Strings,
and Lord Peter Wimsey.