Audiences Are Growing Accustomed to His Face

When people talk about My Fair Lady, they invariably talk about its star-making potential for the young actresses who play Eliza. But what people tend to forget is that it was Rex Harrison, playing Professor Higgins, who won a Tony in 1957 and then an Oscar in 1964, while both Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn went home empty-handed from those two ceremonies.

"Exactly," says Jonathan Pryce, when this is pointed out to him. "The role of Higgins is the driving force of the piece. Even the lyrics of his songs move the action along....

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