I definitely thought of Fassbinder. They have a similar enough look that they could be…well, cousins, maybe.
He really, really is terrific. If you need a red-haired Scottish guy (Irish/Northern English in a pinch…nobody outside of those areas can tell the difference anyway), probably a heavy of some kind, he’s your man. He does “quiet menace” very well.
He also stood out among an amazing cast of British actors as King Stephen in Starz’ mini-series of The Pillars of the Earth.
Really? That’s a thing? I’m almost tempted to see it, just to see how they manage to make that scary.