born on 1st
June 1944. He is an English actor and voice actor, best known for the title
roles in Mahler (1974) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and for his
portrayal of secret agent in Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps and its
subsequent spinoff television series. Other major screen roles have included
Mark Williams in the BBC One medical drama Holby City (2005–11), David Briggs
in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott, and Tobias ‘Toby’ Wren
in the science-fiction programme Doomwatch.
distinctive voice has become well known in advertisements and documentaries,
especially in World War II documentaries including World War II in HD Colour,
Hitler’s Bodyguard, The Story of the Third Reich and Secrets of World War II.
been nominated for a BAFTA Award and won a Best Actor Award from the Venice
who acted as Jesus Christ, said “I keep saying it and repeated it to the
world since 1977; I am not Jesus Christ, am simply an actor and British
comedian”. I am tired of seeing my photos in places of worship and houses. I
just made a movie to earn my life, so people should stop worshipping me,
instead they should worship the creator, God.