- Was very poor as a child after his father left home, used to beachcomb with his mother to find food. Started his career as a child in adverts and children's films including the TV film of Peter Pan (1976) and the dual roles in The Prince and the Pauper (1976). Has a passion for outdoor activities which includes flying aeroplanes, surfing and deep sea diving. Is a bee-keeper. Is 6'2''. Has trodden the boards in stage performances such as The Dresser as well as his television and film work.