English actor and writer who played the role of Inspector Wexford in the television series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and the role of Tiberius in the television series I, Claudius.
He studied at Lancing College, Sussex and had one of his first roles in the film The Dam Busters in 1955.
He won a United Nations peace award for his work as the writer of the 1980 play Fatal Spring.
He was married three times and had five daughters.
He co-starred with Richard Attenborough in the film The Ship That Died of Shame.