Jul. 13th, 1940
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
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Born Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. Member of various local drama groups from about age 12. Left school at 15 to work as junior reporter on local paper; quit when Editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working. Spent a year as furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school. Accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957. Professional debut 1959 in Repertory in Lincoln; work at Manchester Library Theatre and a tour round the world with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 60s. Joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin 27-year association. Following a spell with the Royal National Theatre in the mid 80s, he went to Los Angeles to star in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), which ran from 1987-1994, playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He plans to return to theatre work on the end of this series.
- London Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award 1986, for role of George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at the Young Vic.
- Is a life-long supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club of the Football League.
- Provided narration for 'Rick Wakeman' (qv)'s 'Return to the Centre of the Earth' album (1999).
- Has appeared in two completely different, unrelated productions with 'Clive Revill' (qv) about Robin Hood: _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) and _Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)_ (qv).
- He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Entertainment Award for his adaptation and staged performance of 'Charles Dickens' (qv)'s "A Christmas Carol.".
- Is a fan of _"Red Dwarf" (1988)_ (qv).
- Has been a close friend of 'Brian Blessed' (qv) since childhood.
- Is a huge fan of the comic "Transmetropolitan". He even did a foreword for this comic explaining how he enjoys the main characters brutality and hostility towards this world as a desire that we all sometimes feel.