Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1936 – Bird was born in Nottingham, England on the 22nd of November.
1956 – Studied at Cambridge University and, while there, joined the Royal Court Theatre, London, as assistant to the director. He later became associate artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre.
1988 – Bird was given the role of the Director of the British National Theatre in an episode of the BBC situation comedy Yes, Prime Minister.
1992 – Bird was the cast of the movie, The Final Cut, his role was a newspaper editor.
2000-2005 – Bird as John Fuller-Carp, a barrister in the BBC radio and television sitcom, Chambers.
He was included in the BBC Radio 4 and BBC Two series Absolute Power with Stephen Fry.