During the 1960s, actor Norman Beaton ranked among Britain's premiere black theatrical actors. Born in the British West Indies, Beaton immigrated to the U.K. in 1960. In the 1970s, he launched his television career with a starring role in the long-running series The Fosters (1970). In 1978, he starred in the series Empire Road. Other series work followed and he made his feature film debut with a supporting role in Pressure (1976). After that, he only periodically appeared in feature films. Beaton made his final film appearance in The Mighty Quinn (1989).