This was followed by a succession of smaller television and film roles.
He then landed a major role in William Boyd's First World War drama The Trench (1999) alongside Paul Nicholls and Daniel Craig.
Now is probably a very good time to be Julian Rhind-Tutt.
Julian Alistair Rhind-Tutt (born 20 July 1968) is an English actor.
He is best known for his starring role as Dr "Mac" Macartney in the comedy television series Green Wing, the second series of which finished on Channel 4 in May 2006.
At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet?
The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell.