English character actor who has appeared in many films, including The Elephant Man in 1980, Wild at Heart in 1990 and the television series, Emmerdale. In 1984, he appeared in Dune.
He first worked as a laboratory assistant with a firm making ceramic products.
He created the part of Sir in the original production of Ronald Harwood's The Dresser.
His son is actor Toby Jones. He also has sons named Casper and Rupert.
He co-starred with Nicolas Cage in the 1990 film, Wild at Heart.