Played Sam Tyler in the sci-fi drama Lifestyle on Mars as well as the Professional on many episodes of the tv screen series Dr. Who. He began the rock-band Magic Alex, playing electric guitar and contributing music with their debut record. He had taken the area of the Professional, Dr. Who’s most significant nemesis, because his kids were big supporters of the display. He married celebrity Kate Magowar and both had a kid and a little girl. He made an appearance in Michael Winterbottom’s film 24 Hour People along with professional and musician Paddy Considine.