Actor well known as the detective on the British sitcom The Thin Blue Line and for his role in US sitcom Still Standing.
His first appearance on TV was in the show The Ritz in 1987 followed by A Very Peculiar Practice in 1988.
He played Robert Baratheon on the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
He married Kelly Johnson in 1996 and they have three children.
In the award winning show, Games of Thrones, he starred alongside Sean Bean.