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Born in Aberystwyth, Wales, he started his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He created the title role in the original production of the play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, winning both an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1982 for it.
Rees became an American citizen in 1989 and in the 1990s, continued his work in the theatre, both as an actor and a director. In 1995, he was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Play for his role in Indiscretions. He did some television work in the 1970s and began his film career in the 1980s. He has been a guest star on many television programs, including as British Ambassador Lord John Marbury on The West Wing.
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