Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus, Emperor of Rome, is in his fifties, sickly and frail but with an impressive entourage. Boudica is amazed when she sees him for the first time: "He looks like a woodlouse." He's got a limp and a speech impediment, but he's very bright and a genuinely likeable chap. The Iceni can't help but warm to him.
Jack Shepherd was born in Leeds in 1940 and received a degree in Fine Art from Kings College, Newcastle, before he began to study acting. He worked at the Royal Court Theatre from 1965 to 1969, ran a drama studio in north London and was a member of the National Theatre from 1978 to 1986. His television credits include the role of Ron Maher in Masterpiece Theatre's The Jury.