Stage actor best known for his roles in Shakespeare productions like Richard III, Macbeth, and Titus Andronicus. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for his work in the title role of Richard III.
After serving in the military, he studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art from 1969-1971.
He has appeared in films like Superman II and Yanks.
His cousin is playwright Ronald Harwood.
He played Beatles drummer Ringo Starr in the 1974 play John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Bert.