Director of films like Home Sweet Home and All or Nothing. Also a theater director, he worked on English stage productions of The Taming of the Shrew and The Honest Whore.
He studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).
He collaborated with acclaimed British directors Trevor Nunn and Peter Hall on theatrical productions.
He had two children with his wife Alison Steadman.
He directed the film Meantime, which starred Gary Oldman.