- Was born in a rectory where his father was a vicar.
- Inspired to act after seeing plays at The Old Vic theatre in London, England as a boy.
- One of his earliest roles was the part of a pair of talking testicles in a surreal radio play.
- Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1981.
- Played Inspector Javert in the original West End production of Les Misérables in 1985.
- Shaved off all of his body hair for his role in Privates On Parade in 2001.
- 2000, Olivier Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner
- 2004, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- 2002, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Winner
- 1994, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Musical: Nominee
- 2000, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- 2011, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Winner
- Sylvia — Sister
- Rebecca Saire — Wife
- William Allam — Son
- Christine — Sister
- Thomas Allam — Son
- University of Manchester, Manchester, England (BA in Drama)
- Birth Place: Bow, London, England
- Profession: Actor
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