Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year's Eve Honors List 2001.
Listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating poll and as a suggestion in Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film "Thunderbirds" (2004).
Is of half Indian and half English descent.
His grandfather is a spice trader in Zanzibar.
Got his stage name from his grandfather's nickname "Clove King".