Julian is a British actor with wide experience on stage, television and film.
On tv he is well known as Erskine-Browne in Rumpole of the Bailey. Numerous other appearances include The Hunt, Prince William, The Brief, The Queen’s Sister, The Life of Shakespeare, King Lear, Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Morse, Kavanagh QC and Midsomer Murders (called Inspector Barnaby in Italy).
His films include Escape to Victory (Fuga per la Vittoria in Italy), Les Brontës, The Manions of America, Seven Days to Live, The Missionary, Fall From Grace, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Julian made his professional debut walking on in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Romeo and Juliet, in 1961 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Since then he has worked on stage in a wide variety of plays both classical and modern, for the RSC, the National Theatre and in London’s West End.
His numerous Shakespeare roles include Angelo, Horatio, Macbeth, Polixenes, Lear’s Fool, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Oberon, York in Richard 2nd, Malvolio, Cymbeline, Pandulph and Leontes.
He is also is an experienced teacher who has conducted drama workshops at London’s Guildhall School and on many American college and university campuses.
Following the success of his book Shakespeare on Stage, a collection of interviews with leading actors focussing on the Bard’s key roles, a second volume is now in preparation. His one-man entertainment Hic! or The Entire History of Wine (abridged) was premiered on Cape Cod in May 2000 prior to being performed over 150 times from Hong Kong to London to San Francisco. A more extensive list of credits is available on Wikipedia.