- Left school at the age of 15 and started working for the Manchester Evening News newspaper.
- Changed his name to Warren in the 1960s because his girlfriend at the time had a crush on actor Warren Beatty.
- Played Huckleberry Finn in a 1965 Liverpool Playhouse production of Tom Sawyer.
- Played two separate characters on Coronation Street.
- The last scene he ever filmed was his character Charles Poldark's death in Poldark, two weeks before his own death in November 2014.