Gerald Harper is an actor, best known for his work on television, having played the title roles in Adam Adamant Lives! and Hadleigh. He then returned to his main love, the theatre. His classical work includes playing on Broadway with the Old Vic company, playing Iago at the Bristol Old Vic and Benedick at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Other plays in London included Sherlock Holmes at the Haymarket Theatre, House Guest, A Personal Affair, Suddenly at Home and Baggage. He has directed many plays, amongst them a production of Blithe Spirit in Hebrew at the Israeli National Theatre.\nHarper originally wanted to be a doctor but became interested in acting while still at school. He was educated at Haileybury and, after National service, trained at RADA. He started in the London Arts Theatre followed by Liverpool Playhouse before returning to London to perform in Charley's Aunt with Frankie Howerd. He also had roles in Free as Air and Ross and toured in America with the Old Vic and Boeing-Boeing. He toured the country in 2008 as the lead in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None directed by Joe Harmston for producer Bill Kenwright.