John is remembered for playing Charley, the policeman in The Flying Broomsticks episode in the first series of Catweazle. I saw him recently in The Famous Five (1979 version) playing a character called Jacob in series 2 episodes 23 and 24 called Five go to Demons Rock. His repertoire includes appearances on series like Citizen Smith, Minder, The Sweeney,Doctor Who, The Gaffer, Sharpe, Merlin, Coronation Street, Crown Court, Julius Caesar, The First Churchills and many more. His film roles include Jesus of Nazareth, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves,Little Dorrit, and Parting Shots. He also is a well respected theatre actor, director and writer. Since retiring from acting he is known as a painter and a prize winning gardener.