He acted in George Steiner and Christopher Hampton's play, "The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H.," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Sebastian Shaw, Morgan Sheppard, Harry Landis, Bernard Kay, Benjamin Whitrow, Barry Stanton, and Laura Davenport in the cast. John Dexter was director.
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Sustained knife injuries to his neck following an attack at his Manchester flat by a 28-year-old male, whom he had befriended in a pub. He was meant to play a big part as "Fred Elliott" in the live Coronation Street
(1960) show, as a result, he could not take part. The script had to be vastly rewritten and rehearsed in time for the live show date.