British character actor who has become widely recognized in both English and American cinema for his recurring roles in Vera, The Game, and Friday Night Dinner. He has also been seen in feature films like Quantum of Solace and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
He launched his onscreen career in 1992 after earning a guest role in The Bill.
A lauded stage actor, he has appeared in Royal National Theatre productions of shows like Coram Boy and The Norman Conquests. He has also starred in countless classic productions of William Shakespeare plays.