Remembered for portraying the character of Len Fairclough in British soap "Coronation Street," a role he played for 22 years.
He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Prior to his role on "Coronation Street," he appeared on Granada Television's "Skyport" and "Knight Errant Limited."
He had five siblings.
He played Barbara Knox's on-screen love interest in "Coronation Street."