English actor and comedian who starred in British TV's The Frost Report,The Two Ronnies, and Porridge.
He briefly worked as a bank clerk before finding work as a stage manager and eventually giving up his job to become an actor, a decision his father discouraged.
He is a three-time BAFTA TV Award best Light Entertainment Performance winner.
He had three children, Larry, Charlotte and Adam, with his wife of nearly 50 years, Joy Tubb.
He co-starred in the TV movie, My House in Umbria, with Maggie Smith (2003).