Known best for his role as Archer in the 1979 crime film Scum, he also appeared in the 1988 Royal National Theatre premiere of the David Hare play The Secret Rapture. Also a television writer, he penned such British series as William and Mary, Single Father, and The Passion.
A native of Croydon, Surrey, England, he trained at the National Youth Theatre.
He was a series regular on three British television shows: Big Bad World, Fish, and Silent Witness.
Following the death of his first wife, director Ruth Roberts, he married television actress Rudi Davies.
His short-lived BBC series, Single Father, starred Scottish-born actor David Tennant.