Actor


  • I've been earning my living as a professional actor since 1978 with starring roles on television, stage and radio, supporting roles in movies, one of the top voice artists in London and I've been playing David Archer in BBC4's The Archers since 1982.

  • In the last two years I have played Frank in Educating Rita at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury,



  • toured my one man show, Love Your Chocolates!



  • played the title role in a fabulous film for the National Film and Television School, The Pride of Wade Ellison, a half hour, big budget western in which basically I get to play Clint. Pure joy!

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  • Last summer I landed two lovely parts - David Jason's boss, Sir Edward Hastings, in the new six part comedy series The Royal Bodyguard




  • ... and as Richard Parker, Under-Secretary of State, in the brilliant comedy series Twenty Twelve with Hugh Bonneville.




  • Another title role, The Comedian allowed me to use the Yorkshire genes inherited from my mother, as failed stand-up comic Stanley Kovak.




  • A guest appearance for a lovely sad tale in Doctors




  • And some fun newsreading in Fast Girls completes some vary varied recent work