Though most famous for playing Mac Macartney in the United Kingdom Channel 4 comedy series Green Wing, this British actor also appeared in the American Fox network series Keen Eddie, as well as in numerous episodes of the BBC One series Blandings.
He studied theater and English at the University of Warwick and went on to train at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
He acted in more than fifty radio dramas and was the 1992 recipient of BBC Radio's Carleton Hobbs Award.
He and his four older siblings grew up in London, England.
He co-starred with Daniel Craig in the 1999 war movie The Trench.