- Moved from Trinidad to Newcastle, England with his family following his father's death in 1958.
- Began working at the Flora Robson Playhouse in Newcastle at age 17.
- Was cast as Philip Smith in The Banana Box in 1973, which was staged in London and Newcastle; he later reprised the role in the television series adaptation, Rising Damp.
- Starred in the National Theatre's staging of Kwame Kwei-Armah's Statement of Regret at the Cottesloe Theatre in London in 2007.
- Was paired with professional dancer Lilia Kopylova as a contestant on the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing, in 2008.
- Awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2008.
- Made his directorial debut with the staging of Rum and Coco Cola at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2010.
- Directed a stage revival of Rising Damp in 2013 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2013.
- Basil Kydd — Father
- Shirley Williams — Mother
- Jacob Warrington — Son
- Archie Warrington — Son
- Drama Centre London, London, England
- Birth Place: Trinidad and Tobago
- Profession: Actor
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