Prior to this, he had played Marquis de Carrabas, a rogueish character from the Neverwhere television series frequently compared to the Doctor. Following David Tennant's statement that he would retire from playing the part, he was widely considered the most probable candidate for the role of the Eleventh Doctor before the announcement that the role would go to young Matt Smith.
He appeared opposite Peter Capaldi in the 1996 TV mini-series Neverwhere.
He appears alongside Christopher Eccleston in the 2015 ITV drama Safe House.
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