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Born Bradford, Yorkshire. 16/10/1938.
Educated Bradford Grammar School and Manchester University. M.A. (French and German)
Married 1960, two grown-up sons.
Since 1952: Broadcast regularly in plays, documentaries and poetry readings from Leeds, Manchester and Pebble Mill.
1962-1978 Worked as an actor/director in provincial rep., at Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Scarborough, Chester, Oldham and Crewe. Resident co-director and actor at the Library Theatre, Manchester, 1967-74
Played Brer Rabbit, Othello, Androcles, Macbeth, Joxer Daly, Richard III,Sir Thomas more, Hamlet, et al.
Directed Pinter, Shaw, Shakespeare, Orton, Moliere, Coward, Simon, Storey, Ayckbourn, Brecht.
1978-1994 Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Stratford, the Aldwych, the Barbican and on several national and international tours.
Gremio Shrew (Bogdanov '78; Alexander '92)
Ephraim Smooth Wild Oats (Clifford Williams)
Vosmibratov The Forest (Adrian Noble)
Rev.Parris Crucible (Barry Kyle)
Dr.Brink The Custom of the Country (David Jones)
Antonio Merchant (Roger Michell)
Quince Dream (John Caird)
Albany Lear (Nick Hynter)
Sir Nathaniel Love's L.L. (Terry Hands)
Questenberg Wallenstein (Tim Albery)
Leonato Much Ado (Daniels and Alexander)
Master Page Merry Wives (Alexander)
The Director in the British premiere of Vaclav Havel's Temptation (Roger Michell)
Hector Brabant in the world premiere of Peter Whelan's Bright and Bold Design
1994-20013 The following parts
Peter Cauchon St.Joan (Gale Edwards) National Tour & Strand Theatre
Conon King Arthur (Graham Vick) Paris, Caen & Royal Opera House.
The Priest The Visit Chichester Festival Theatre
Sir Richard Vernon Henry IV (BBC/TV)
A Judge The Knock (ITV)
Edward Lear Journeys with Mr.Lear (BBC Radio)
Arthur The Winslow Boy Birmingham and Leeds Playhouse
Dr. Utterson Jekyll & Hyde Birmingham Rep.
Lovewit The Alchemist Birmingham and the RNT
Michael Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Greg Doran) Theatre Clwyd
Chasuble Importance of Being Earnest Clwyd, Birmingham and Toronto
Storyteller Peter Pan RNT
Arthur Kipps The Woman in Black Fortune Theatre and National Tour
Ross Macbeth RSC - Stratford, London, Tokyo & USA.
Hermocrates The Triumph of Love The Watermill - Bagnor
Harry Home Manchester Evening News Best Actor Award
Robert Proof Best Supporting Actor nomination
Psychiatrist The Archers (BBC Radio)
A Judge Foyle's War (ITV)
The Instpector An Inspector Calls Oldham
Ted The Archers (BBC Radio)
The Caretaker The Caretaker Bolton Octagon
Uncle Val Sugar Daddies Oldham & Harrogate
Adolf Hitler Hitler Alone One Man Show, written and performed by Paul Webster. Edinburgh Fringe, Bolton, Port Erin, Theatr Clwyd, Cheltenham, Bridport, Guildford.