Originated the role of Monsieur Firmin in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, The Phantom of the Opera.
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.