Remembered by us all in 1970s classic kids series such as 'Play School' & 'Play Away' (who could forget that afro!).
Most recently seen as Elroy in 'Way to Go'.
Derek has voiced many animations including 'Tinga Tinga Tales', 'Little Red Tractor', 'Watership Down', 'Super Ted', 'Brer Rabbit', 'Christopher Crocodile', 'Mythical Magical Creatures' and 'Animal World'.
Radio Drama includes: 'Troilus and Cressida', 'Pebbles for your Thirst' and 'As You Like It' all for BBC Radio 4.
Theatre credits include: '2 Step' (Almeida), RSC's 'Twelfth Night' and 'Measure for Measure' at Stratford upon Avon.
West End productions include: 'Black Mikado', 'Two Gentlemen of Verona', 'Run For Your Wife', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 'Noises Off', 'Beauty & the Beast' and 'Miss Saigon'. In 1999 he won Best Actor award for his performance in Noel Cowards 'Nude with Violin'.
TV includes: 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff', 'Queens Park Story', 'Casualty', 'Holby City' and 'Doctors'.