Most notably a television actor, he has had roles in Blackpool, a lead role in 20,000 Streets Under the Sky, and a part in Marple.
He landed his first bigger role in The Life and Times of Henry Pratt in 1992.
He has made film appearances in Blood and Chocolate, Brothers of the Head, and Colour Me Kubrick.
He was born in Denton Holme, Carlisle, England and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
He played a role in the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, in which Paul Bettany played a supporting role.