Stage and film actor who played the role of King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. As a television actor, he became known for playing Yosser Hughes in Boys from the Blackstuff.
He attended Manchester Metropolitan University.
He played Macbeth in a theater production.
He had a son with his wife, Marianne Hill.
He played a role in the film Wimbledon with Kirsten Dunst.