He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets," at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park in London, England with Kate O'Mara, Christopher Neame, James Cairncross, Douglas Hodge, Joan Davies, Christopher Biggins, William Relton, Emily Richard, Peter Woodward, Oscar James, Helen Ryan, and Janet ...
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I put the wig on, put a pair of boots and a frock on, and suddenly people around me started laughing. I thought, oh well, I'll give it a go, never dreaming all these years later I'd still be doing it...It's the face. If the face suits the wig, you should be able to get away with it. (in an interview with the BBC about doing pantomime)
In addition to his West End and television career, he has starred as a pantomime dame in York for 34 years, writing and co-directing 32 of those shows.