British former child star who starred in the movie musical Oliver! He is also known for his role as Joe Evans in Black Beauty and as King Harold II in 1066. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the film Run Wild, Run Free.
As a child actor, he gained many supporting roles for television sitcoms, including The Human Jungle and Danger Man.
He started acting at 6 and formally retired at 19.
His mother is actress Rita Keene Lester and his father is actor and producer Michael Lester.
He was close friends with Michael Jackson and is the godfather to Jackson's three children.