English actor who played Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In and portrayed Roy Figgis in Only When I Laugh. He gained additional fame for his roles in Grandpa in My Pocket and The Likely Lads.
He studied at Bede Grammar School and Bemrose School before attending drama school.
He was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2009.
He married actress Susan Jameson, and the couple had one child together.
He was once roommates with guitarist Marc Bolan.