English film and theater producer known for Blood Brothers and Joseph and the Amazing Techinocolor Dreamcoat. He was also a judge on the reality series "Any Dream Will Do".
He acted when he was young, including appearances on the popular soap opera Coronation Street.
He became the chairman of the Everton Football Club in 2004.
He was married to Anouska Hempel from 1978 to 1980, but became involved with Jenny Seagrove in 1994.
He produced a documentary on football legend Dixie Dean.