Portrayed the role of Joe Sugden on British soap "Emmerdale" from 1972 to 1994.
As a young boy, he attended Corona Theatre School.
Prior to his role on "Emmerdale," he appeared on the British drama series "Doctor Who" as Jamie McCrimmon.
He married second wife Liz Hobbs in 1994, but divorced in 2003.
He once dated Liza Goddard.