Actor who has played major roles on a number of popular British series, including Doctors, EastEnders and All Creatures Great and Small. He is also a prominent stage actor who has starred in productions of Dial M for Murder, Othello and The Master Builder.
He attended Priory Grammar School in Shrewsbury, England and joined Sir Laurence Olivier's National Theatre company shortly thereafter.
He voiced the announcer on The Kinks' double album Preservation Act 2 (1974).
He married Annie Veronica Swatton, with whom he has one daughter, in 1982. He previously had four sons and two daughters with ex-wife Susan Boys.
He played the husband of Maggie Steed's character on EastEnders.