During the 1980s, he appeared in several television productions, among them Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil, alongside John Shea and Tony Randall.
He has starred in many radio and television dramas, notably the BBC serial The Men's Room (1991).
There was a time when you were supposed to question everything the director said, to create some kind of conflict, out of which creativity would be born.
But I love it when they tell you what to do, you know: Start there, walk over there, say the line and I'll shout: Cut! When we were filming with Steven Poliakoff, his first note to me - he prefaced it with: "That was marvellous", which is always a good start - anyway, his note was: "Don't wiggle your eyes about so much," and you know, my heart leapt.
"I struggle to say anything clearly about matters of the heart.Sandra Goldbacher is directing the latest installment, which, like the others, was written and produced by Sarah Phelps."Sarah Phelps has excelled herself with this spellbinding adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's most celebrated stories."I'm often accused of being laid-back, which is not what I experience in here" - he points to his chest."Because I spend so much time speaking for a living, I go into a kind of idling mode when I'm in private and don't speak much.