Brian Bedford in London Assurance and The Importance of Being Earnest
"I have always loved and admired an actor who can play high comedy with finesse and ease. Bedford makes it look easy. It isn't. He embodied the phrase 'less is more' and yet was so deliciously and correctly over-the top at the same time. Once again, the balance of seemingly contradictory traits led to truly great acting. He had the audience and me in stitches—and in the palm of his hand."