Portrayed the role of Inspector John in the police procedural show, The Sweeney alongside
He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art when he was 16 and shortly after made his theater debut in A Shred of Evidence at the Liverpool Playhouse.
He portrayed the leading role of Sergeant John Mann in the TV series, Redcap.
He married twice; his second marriage was to actress,
He played the role of Fred Karno in the biographical film, Chaplin with Dan Aykroyd.