A long and varied career that is now in it’s sixth decade.
He made his West End debut in the revue ALL SQUARE at the Vaudeville Theatre. Other West End credits include Christopher Hampton’s first play WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE MY MOTHER?
At The Comedy Theatre, Colin Spencer’s SPITTING IMAGE at The Duke of York’s Theatre. THE NORMAN CONQUESTS at The Globe / Gielgud Theatre, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at The Westminster Theatre. In 1993 he made his Broadway debut playing the role of Alfred Doolittle ( Originally played by his father Stanley Holloway )in a revival of MY FAIR LADY. He has also directed many plays in the UK and the US including ABIGAIL’S PARTY at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. The production was named The Critic’s Choice by L.A. Times.
On television he has acted in the BBC series P.G. Wodehouse’s UKRIDGE, BBC’S play of the month THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, AN ADVENTURE IN BED among the many plays. Other television credits are the mini series REBECCA, TEN FROM THE TWENTIES, MY UNCLE SILAS with Albert Finney, He has acted in many famous series RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY, THE SWEENEY, TORCH SONG with Raquel Welch. THE EDWARDIANS, ELLIS ISLAND, ELIZABETH R, NANCY ASTOR, PARDON THE EXPRESSION with Arthur Lowe, BEVERLY HILLS 90210. The cult series THE AVENGERS, THE NEW AVENGERS, THE SAINT with Roger Moore, THE WORLD OF WOOSTER with Ian Carmichael and Dennis Price. The Dreamworks / Pixar series FATHER OF THE PRIDE, Sidney Sheldon’s IF TOMORROW COMES. The three part DOCTOR WHO : Survival.
Most recently Stephen Poliakoff’s SUMMER OF ROCKETS. Feature films made for television THE SCARLET AND THE BLACK with Gregory Peck, THE ENDLESS GAME again opposite Albert Finney. He produced with David Korda the feature film LOOPHOLE starring Albert Finney and Martin Sheen.
Acted in a great many feature films on both sides of the Atlantic. Several of the popular Carry On films some of which are CARRY ON LOVING, CARRY ON…UP THE KHYBER, CARRY ON CAMPING and a television Christmas special CARRY ON CHRISTMAS. Other film credits YOUNG WINSTON ( Directed by Richard Attenborough ) NOTHING BUT THE BEST ( Directed by Clive Donner ) A HARD DAY’S NIGHT ( Directed by Richard Lester ) THE PLEASURE GIRLS, THE KNACK…AND HOW TO GET IT ( Directed by Richard Lester ) THE JOKERS ( Directed by Michael Winner ) HOSTILE WITNESS ( Directed by Ray Milland ) THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SWINDLE, PORRIDGE ( Directed by Dick Clement ) ROUGH CUT ( Directed by Don Siegel ) SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN ( Directed by Gordon Hessler ) acting alongside Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. A CHRISTMAS CAROL ( Directed by Robert Zemeckis ) THE RUM DIARY opposite Johnny Depp ( Directed by Bruce Robinson ) His distinctive voice talents have been much used for many video games, voice overs, narrations, animated series and films. Some of which are JAMES BOND,JR , DAN DARE: Pilot of the Future, WHERE’S WALLY?, CAPTAIN ZED AND THE ZEE ZONE, THE LEGEND OF PRINCE VALIANT, WILD STORIES, REGULAR SHOW, STAR WARS : The Old Republic, STAR WARS : The Clone Wars.
He trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.