Date of Birth: May 21st 1948
British actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s.
On stage, he appeared in the original 1988 production of Timberlake Wertenbaker's play Our Country's Good. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor in 2000 for his role in Juno and the Paycock at the Donmar Warehouse. He also appeared in a new play by Conor McPherson, The Seafarer, at the Royal National Theatre.
He has been seen in alot of television series such as The Black Adder where he played "Sean the Irish bastard" (1983), Bergerac (1988), Sharpe (1994) and Doctor Who: "The Idiot's Lantern" (2006). He has also had major roles in more prestigious one-off productions and serials, including several instalments of the BBC's The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare (1982–83), most notably as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III of England in Jane Howell's repertory treatment of the Henry VI plays and Richard III.