Irish actor and director who had his breakout role as Inspector Bert Lynch within the British series Z-Cars. His additional credits include Parrots of the Feather, Lovejoy, and Benefit. He performed in stage productions using the Ulster Group Theater in the 1950s. He became known for his tasks within the thrillers Re-Animator and Priest. He previously three children along with his 1st wife Beth Ellis and he previously one son along with his second wife Robina Ellis. He acted alongside Robert Lindsay within the 1990s humor series Nightingales.