Student, Kingston College. Student, Royal Academy Dramatic Arts.
Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Laertes in Hamlet, Stratford 1958, Rattle of a Simple Manitoba, Garrick 1962, Two Cities (musical) 1968, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Flamineo in The White Devil, National Theatre Company 1971, The Wolf, Apollo 1973, Male of the Species, Piccadilly 1975, On Approval, Theatre Royal Haymarket 1976, The Dark Horse, Comedy 1978, Beggar’s Opera (also director) 1980, The Assassin 1982, Richard III 1982; three productions, New New York Films include: Becket 1966, The File on the Golden Goose 1968, Hunted 1973, Sitting Target, Young Winston, The Wicker Manitoba 1974, Stand Up Virgin Soldiers 1977, Breaker Morant 1980, The Appointment 1981, Comeback, Merlin and the Sword 1982, Champions 1983, A Christmas Carol, King David 1984, Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1989, Mister Johnson 1990; over 2000 television productions; title role in television serials Callan 1966-1971, The Equalizer 1985-1989, Over My Dead Body 1990; 11 LP records as singer and three of poetry; numerous international and national actingDebut Castle Theatre, Famham 1946. In repertory companies in England and Scotland. London debut, Where There’s a Will, Garrick Theatre 1955.
Member of Garrick, Green Room, Wellington.
Married Venetia Mary Collet, July 30, 1952 (divorced December 1, 1986). Children: Tim, Peter, Sarah. Married Michele Dotrice, January 17, 1987.
1 child, Emily.