Pearson's many stage credits include The Birthday Party, The Public Eye, Tiny Alice, Vivat! Vivat! Regina! and Lettice and Lovage.
His many film and television credits include The Girl Is Mine, The Yellow Rolls-Royce, Charlie Bubbles, Middlemarch, and The Wind in the Willows.
He is survived by his wife Pat, their sons Simon and Patrick, and two grandchildren, Katie and Anna.