Landed notable parts in the television serials The Singing Detective and To Play the King and also appeared in the UK version of House of Cards.
He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed in several stage adaptations before shifting to screen work.
He had leading roles in Goodnight Sweetheart and Lytton's Diary.
He had three children named Jonathan, Imogen, and Charlie.
He had a role in the seventh installment of the Harry Potter film franchise alongside Rupert Grint who played Ron Weasley throughout the series.