Served as Royal Army Medical Corpsman
First big break, terrifying children, in the BBC's kids series "The Golden Spur"
First starring role, "The Curse of the Werewolf"
Played a sadistic and lecherous motorcycle gang leader in Joseph Losey's "The Damned" (released in the USA as "These Are the Damned" in 1965)
Starred with Michael Crawford as upper class brothers putting everyone on and pulling off the perfect caper in Michael Winner's "The Jokers"
Reteamed with Winner for "I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name"
Acted for director Ken Russell in "Dante's Inferno" episode of BBC series "Omnibus"
Played title role in third film with Winner, "Hannibal Brooks"
Delivered a memorable turn as Bill Sykes in Carol Reed's Oscar-winning musical "Oliver!"
Portrayed Gerald Crich in Ken Russell's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's "Women in Love"
Reteamed with Russell for "The Devils"
First of four movies with Richard Lester, "The Three Musketeers", playing Athos
Third feature with Russell, the Who's "Tommy", playing Frank Hobbs
Portrayed a comic swashbuckler in Lester's "The Royal Flash"
Reprised role of Athos for Lester's "The Four Musketeers"
Fourth film with Winner, the noir remake of "The Big Sleep"
Played Dr Hal Raglan in David Cronenberg's "The Brood"
Acted the title roles of perverse comedy "Dr Heckyl and Mr Hype"
Appeared as Martin Pinzon in CBS miniseries "Christopher Columbus"
Presided over underworld domain as Vulcan in "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
Acted the part of Captain Billy Bones in Fraser C Heston's directorial debut, "Treasure Island" (TNT); Heston's father Charlton starred as Long John Silver
Yet another turn for director Ken Russell, this time in the HBO movie "Prisoner of Honor"
Last intallment of Lester's "Musketeer" series, "The Return of the Musketeers", went straight to video
Played Gregor Dunnegan in CBS miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove"
Portrayed Dolly Hopkins in "Funny Bones"
Wrapped three movies: "Marco Polo" with Jack Palance and Christopher Lee; his fifth feature with Michael Winner, "Parting Shots" (cast included Diana Rigg, Ben Kingsley and Bob Hoskins); and Menahem Golan's "Louisa and Jackpot"
Final film, "Gladiator"; had just about completed filming at time of death