He was inspired to enter the acting profession at age 19 by such television dramas as Boys from the Blackstuff (1982).
[on his portrayal of The Doctor] I think I over-pitched the comedy. If I had my time again, I would do the comedy very different - but I think where I did possibly succeed was in the tortured stuff - surprise surprise!
His distinctive Lancashire accent
Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
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