He has appeared in numerous British television and film projects, including Coronation Street (1993–2010), Heartbeat (1993–1998), Trial & Retribution (1997–2002), Dalziel and Pascoe (1997), Sharpe's Challenge (2006) and The Great Fire (2014). He played the role of Wopsle in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations (1999) and he appeared in minor roles in The Illusionist (2006) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
|1995||Some Kind of Life||Mr. Rawlings||TV film|
|1999||Great Expectations||Wopsle||TV film|
|2005||Pierrepoint||Governor of Strangeways|
|2006||Sharpe's Challenge||Crosby||TV film|
|2006||The Illusionist||Herr Doebler|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Bob|
|2007||The Shadow in the North||Mr. Harkness||TV film|
|1993–1998||Heartbeat||Bank Manager / Mr. Hepplewhite / Mr. Handley||3 episodes|
|1993–2010||Coronation Street||Mr. Stapleton / Neville Green / Judge||9 episodes|
|1996||The Bill||Roly||1 episode ("Bounds of Decency")|
|1997||Dalziel and Pascoe||Sir William Pledger||1 episode ("Exit Lines")|
|1997–2002||Trial & Retribution||Derek Waugh||6 episodes|
|2008||Little Dorrit||Lawyer||4 episodes|
|2009–2014||Law & Order: UK||Coroner Oswald Spear||5 episodes|
|2010||The Tudors||Sidwell||1 episode ("Natural Ally")|
|2010||Whitechapel||Lord Hessel||1 episode ("Episode 2.2")|
|2012||Game of Thrones||The Spice King||3 episodes|
|2013||Spies of Warsaw||Papa Heiniger||2 episodes|
|2014||The Great Fire||Mayor Bludworth||2 episodes|
|2015||The Musketeers||Duc De Barville||1 episode ("A Marriage of Inconvenience")|
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