He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Costume Designer for An Absolute Turkey.
Suffered from asthma as a child.
He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to the Arts.
Brother-in-law of Peter Asher and Clare Asher.
living in Italy [April 2008]