Burt Kwouk in Plenty, 1999

Burt Kwouk in Plenty, 1999

Originally performed at the National Theatre in 1978, David Hare's Plenty was revived by the Almeida Theatre Company at the Albery Theatre in 1999.

Pictured here is Burt Kwouk, one of Britain's best-known Chinese actors. Born in Manchester in 1930, but spending some of his childhood in Shanghai, he is most affectionately remembered for his portrayal of Cato, Inspector Clouseau's intrusive butler in the Pink Panther films. He has also played serious roles, in BBC TV's 'Tenko' and in his first film 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness'. His first theatre role was in 'The Pleasure of His Company' at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Here in Jonathan Kent's production of Hare's play, Kwouk is playing Aung, an oriental diplomat.