Once more I returned into the breach as host of Masterpiece Mystery, coming out of the shadows to set the scene for the PBS mystery fare.
In my seemingly endless quest to be a voice in every children's animated TV show, I recorded an episode of Arthur in Boston, when I was there doing my Masterpiece Mystery duties. I played a poodle. I know, I need to break out of the typecasting box.
Austen Clarke, the billionaire entrepeneur who captured Fiona's imagination and her heart, returns!
I went to LA to shoot some more scenes for this hilarious web and TV show with the brilliant Lisa Kudrow. Much hilarity ensued I can tell you
I played the Rabbit in a special Alice in Wonderland themed episode of Dora the Explorer, alongisde Mel Brooks and Jewel. We did it!!
I hosted the Britannia awards, BAFTA LA's annual ceremony honouring the best of British, and those who love them.
I shot a couple of episodes of Graham Norton\'s dirty panel show for BBC America. Hilarity ensued!
I returned to the CBS drama series for a third season. This year saw my character, Eli Gold ,come and work at the offices of Lockhart Gardner from where he operated his crisis management and consultant company. Also Parker Posey appeared as Eli's ex-wife, and he had another romance with his nemesis, played by Amy Sedaris. This season was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the way the character expanded, and how his personal life was delved into. He is still uptight, ruthless and highly strung, but he also had some more tender moments, and some sex!!
Any Day Now was written and directed by Travis Fine and is the story of a gay couple in the 1970s and their struggle to keep custody of a down syndrome child who they have become fathers to. It was shot in Los Angeles in May/June 2011.
Myself and Garret Dillahunt play the gay couple, and the amazing Isaac Levya is Marco. I was immediatley drawn to this incredible story. It really is a beautiful one and confounds your expectations and challenges your prejudices about what a family means. I was also keen to do the film because I am sad to say that things haven't really changed all that much for same sex couples in the arena of adoptions since the film was set. There are certain states where it is possible but in most it is still utterly impossible to do without going elsewhere, usually abroad, or through surrogacy. So the activist in me and the artist in me were both conjoined in perfect harmony in the character of Rudy Donatello.
The film is doing so incredibly well. Thus far it has won the audience award at the Tribeca, Provincetown, Seattle and Outfest festivals. I have won Best Actor awards from Seattle and Outfest.
It will be released on december 14th 2012
I did the voice over for this short film, directed by my old friend Gary Hawes
In the spring of 2011 I performed my cabaret show I Bought A Blue Car Today in Pittsburgh, Palm Springs, NYC, Atlanta and Chicago as well as a couple of shows aboard an Atlantis cruise ship in the Carribean!