Born 25 September 1929 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK.
Died 3 October 2005 in Adderbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
Television acting credits include 'Porridge', 'Open All Hours' and 'The Two Ronnies'.
Writing credits (as Gerald Wiley, Bob Ferris or Jonathon Cobbald) include 'The Two Ronnies', 'Clarence', 'His Lordship Entertains' and 'Futtocks End'.
Recipient of four BAFTA awards for his performances in 'The Two Ronnies', 'Porridge' and 'Going Straight'. Awarded the OBE in 1978.