- At the age of nine, presented radio broadcasts for Children’s Hour.
- Worked as a stage hand at the Birmingham Rep at the age of 16.
- Moved to London to become an actor immediately upon getting his O-Levels.
- Worked as a fight director and stunt man throughout the 1960s, under the name ‘Jack Barry’.
- Portrayed Dr George Bullard in Midsomer Murders from 1998 to 2011.