Raised in Fife, Scotland. Education: Trained as a teacher.
Career: Actor. Worked as a drama teacher, 1969–77.
Awards, Honors: Genie Award nomination, best actor in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, for Margaret's Museum.
Television Appearances; Series:
The Shari Lewis Show, NBC, 1960–1963.
Tucker, Finney, ITV (England), 1994.
Archie, Roughnecks, 1994.
Kevin Mott, The Peter Principle, BBC (England), 1995.
Voice of Boaz, "Ruth," Testament: The Bible in Animation, HBO, 1996.
Duggie Strachen, Heartburn Hotel, BBC, 1998.
Phil Jakes, Hope & Glory, BBC, 1999.
Angus O'Connor, Happiness, BBC, 2001.
Gordon Urquhart, Rockface, BBC1, 2002.
Callum, Being April, BBC, 2002.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Jute City, BBC (England), 1991.
Adrian Fell, Tell Tale Hearts, 1992.
Caleb Garth, Middlemarch, BBC, 1994.
Mr. Vandemaar, NeverWhere, BBC, 1996.
Scottish lawyer, Oliver Twist, PBC, 1999.
Mark Dolby, Hearts and Bones, BBC, 2000.
Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall and Orkney, The Mists of Avalon (also known as Die Nebel von Avalon ), TNT, 2001.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Terry Knapp, Tumbledown, BBC (England), 1989.
Chief Inspector Ross, Advocates I, ITV (England), 1991.
Krebs, Fatherland, HBO, 1994.
Grazetti, Ruffian Hearts, BBC, 1995.
Arthur, Lord of Misrule, 1996.
Mick Boyd, Crossing the Floor, BBC, 1996.
Gordon Weir, Flowers of the Forest, BBC, 1996.
Joe Gargery, Great Expectations, BBC, then PBS, 1999.
Station master, The Railway Children, PBS, 2000.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Policeman, "Jobs for the Boys," Boys from the Black-stuff, 1982.
Captain Henry Stark, "Kidnapped," Zorro, The Family Channel, 1990.
Dave McCray, "Hiding Place," Casualty, BBC1 (England), 1990.
Albie Sloeman, "Half a Ton of Heartaches," Spender, BBC, 1991.
Scotch Tommy, Coronation Street, CBC (Canada), 1991.
McReedy, "Re–Hab," The Bill, 1992.
Detective Sergeant, "Joy," Drop the Dead Donkey, Channel 4 (England), 1993.
Baxter, "Wheels," Frank Stubbs Promotes, ITV (England), 1993.
Mark Tabor, "Fair Exchange," Lovejoy, BBC, 1994.
Danny Fitzgerald, "Brotherly Love: Parts 1 & 2," Cracker, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.
Danny Fitzgerald, "Best Boys," Cracker, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.
Danny Fitzgerald, "True Romance," Cracker, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.
Detective Chief Superintendent Barratt, "Confess," Murder Most Horrid, BBC1, 1996.
Saddam, the thug, Sunnyside Farm, BBC, 1997.
Big Eddy, "Wise Guys," Heartbeat, ITV, 2000.
Raymond, "White Knight," Black Cab, BBC, 2000.
Special Brew, "... And a Good Slopping Out," Lock, Stock..., Channel 4, 2000.
Brand Spanking New Show, 2000.
Damien Knox, "Change," Spaced, Channel 4, 2001.
Damien Knox, "Mettle," Spaced, Channel 4, 2001.
Damien Knox, "Help," Spaced, Channel 4, 2001.
Sandy Wilson, "Faith," Where the Heart Is, ITV, 2001.
Perry Coleman, "Burn Out," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2001.
Appeared as Harry Douglas in an episode of A Perfect Slate, BBC.
Television Appearances; Other:
Superintendent, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, 1983.
(Uncredited) The Alamut Ambush, 1986.
Alan Simpson, Hancock, 1991.
Chris Anderson, Do Not Disturb, 1991.
Prisoner, Jolly a Man for All Seasons, 1994.
The creature, Frankenstein: The True Story (special), Arts and Entertainment, 1994.
Corporal Reade, The Naked Brigade (also known as I yimni taxiarhia ), Universal, 1965.
Redskirts on Clydeside, 1984.
Sergeant Bormann, The Power of One (also known as La puissance de l'ange ), Warner Bros., 1992.
Clegg, Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, Gruber Bros., 1992.
Chief Inspector Daybury, The Hawk, Castle Hill, 1993.
Seconds Out, 1993.
Neil Currie, Margaret's Museum (also known as Le musee de Margaret ), Astra Cinema, 1995.
Miklos Rumbold, For My Baby (also known as Goodnight Vienna ), 1997.
Theophilus Hopkins, Oscar and Lucinda, Fox Searchlight, 1997.
Billy Hunch, Bodywork, New City Releasing, 1999.
The tramp, My Life So Far, Miramax, 1999.
Helfdane the Fat, The Thirteenth Warrior, Buena Vista, 1999.
Tinker, Out of Depth, Redbus Pictures/Steon Films, 2000.
Mr. Michaelmas, Mr. In–Between, Enterprise Films/Great British Films/Phantom Pictures/Spice Factory, 2001.
Fraser, Landmark, 2001.
Sergeant Justin Bommel, The Emperor's New Clothes (also known as I vestiti nuovi dell'imperatore ), Paramount, 2002.
Dennis Betts, Silent Cry, Starmedia Home Entertainment, 2002.
Angus MacKay, The Rocket Post, Ultimate Pictures, 2002.
Macluby, The Bite of the Night, Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre at the Pit, London, 1988.