If stars were to be graded on octane alone, Mandy Patinkin’s pre-eminent place in the firmament would be assured. Anyone who has experienced the American singing actor’s live shows can attest to his unique blend of hypnotic storytelling, spurred on by a magnetic stage presence and healthy dollop of unpredictability. His idiosyncratic tenor is instantly recognisable, his face too, thanks to his memorable turn as Inigo Montoya in the 1987 film The Princess Brideand TV shows such...

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