Comedic actor and writer who starred in the BBC series The Rough with the Smooth and played Shake in the Beatles film, A Hard Day's Night. In 1988, he appeared in A Handful of Dust.
He joined Joan Littlewood's Stratford East Theatre Company in 1960, later joining the Royal Court Theatre company.
In 2006, the British Academy Television Awards honored his life and contribution to television and film.
He married Jenny Claybourn in 1977 and they had one daughter together.
He appeared with Danny Dyer in The Football Factory.