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Biographies - Supporting Cast

All available information on the actors who starred in the four series.
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Surnames A to L Surnames M to Z
Actor: Leslie Adams
Character: Drunk driver. Spots Perrins staff dressed as trees.
Memorable Lines: "I'm definitely going to give up drinking."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Six
Biography: Born in Bramhall, Manchester. Was a dentist before acting. Died in 1993.
Notable Credits: Penned two plays: Friends To Tea, Varietea.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Rosalind Adler
Character: Receptionist at Hackstraw, Lovelace and Venison solicitors.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Miss Hackstraw will see you now"
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Two
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Aldous
Character: Coach Driver 2
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Terence Alexander
Character: Clive 'Lofty' Anstruther, Jimmy's conman friend. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "Sucker. Every time."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five
Biography: Born in London, March 23rd 1923. Started acting with the White Rose Players, Harrogate, aged 16. Then wide rep. experience. Married Juno (diss.), actress Jane Downs. Two sons Nicholas and Marcus (both from 1st marriage). Died May 28th 2009 aged 86.
Notable Credits: Bergerac (Charlie Hungerford), Terry and June, The Avengers, And Here All The Way From..., Devenish.
Remembering Reggie:"When I saw the script I knew straight away that Clive 'Lofty' Anstruther was a smashing part. Even the roles normally classed as small parts came over as very important. There wasn't a weak link in it which is important in sitcoms."
Links: IMDB - Bergerac

Actor: Ali Baba
Character: Doc Morrissey's student. Meets the Doc and Reggie in the park.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Good morning, Professor!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode One
Biography: Born in Pakistan. Now a full-time magician and member of the Magic Circle.
Notable Credits: Various variety shows, plus Eastenders.
Links: IMDB - The Magic Circle

Actor: Frank Baker 
Character: A. B. Muelling, shy vet. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "...nobody heard me."
Appearances: Series Three, Episodes Four and Five
Biography: Born in London.
Notable Credits: Hannay, The Chief. Films: The Secret Garden, Yentl
Links: IMDB

Actor: Virginia Balfour 
Character: Davina Letts-Wilkinson, worked in Custards department, Sunshine Desserts. Guest at Reggie's dinner party without food.
Memorable Lines: "Gorgeous!"
Appearances: Series One, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Died in 1984, aged 47.
Notable Credits: Mostly theatre, plus Bergerac, The Regiment. 

Actor: James Bannon
Character: Morton Radstock, journalist
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Five to Seven
Links: IMDB

Actor: Neville Barber 
Character: Peregrine Trembleby. Host of 'Hi-Finance' TV show. Interviewed Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "Britain in Europe."
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Seven
Biography: Born in Manchester. Trained at RADA. Now lives in Scotland and still works in theatre. Died 21st March 2002
Notable Credits: Dr. Who, General Hospital, The Les Dawson Show
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Bark-Jones
Character: Adam Patterson, son of Tom and Linda (as adult)
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Five and Six
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ken Barker 
Character: GPO engineer. Spoke to Martin Wellbourne; swimmer in opening titles
Memorable Lines: "'S'alright, chief, no bones broken."
Appearances: Series One, Two and Three, all episodes - opening titles; Series Two, Episode One
Biography: Born in London. Plays stuntman. Died 24th June 1998.
Notable Credits: Stuntman in Superman, Indiana Jones, Octopussy.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Tim Barrett 
Character: Mr. Campbell-Lewiston, German sales rep. for Sunshine Desserts.
Memorable Lines: "All German towns are typical."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London as Arthur Barrett. Had a busy TV career. Died on August 20th 1990.
Notable Credits: The Dick Emery Show, Terry And June, The Best Of Enemies, Come Back Mrs. Noah, The Jim Davidson Show, Keep It In The Family, Langley Bottom, My Wife Next Door, Rings On Their Fingers
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Barry
Character: Coach Driver 1
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven
Notable Credits: Please Sir!, The Fenn Street Gang
Links: IMDB

Actor: Eileen Bell
Character: Retired cleaner, senior citizen in home
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Links: IMDB

Actor: Helen Bernat 
Character: Girl. Kissed Reggie in his 'lover's lane as housing estate' fantasy. Also girl at bus stop with 'Donald Potts'.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Good afternoon".
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six; Series Two, Episode Two
Biography: Born in London. Joined dance school aged three. Trained at Italia Conti Academy. Now runs a beauty salon and hairdressers.
Notable Credits: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, The Goodies
Remembering Reggie: "I ended up spending the day kissing Leonard Rossiter in a car before I'd even had a chance to speak to him...We hadn't even said hello before we were involved in this great snogging session. About half an hour later we had a chat." 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Sheila Bernette
Character: Gladys, actress in Grot TV commercial with Arthur (Ken Morley).
Memorable Lines: "Arthur!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Six
Biography: Born in London. Trained at the Italia Conti Academy. She and Ken filmed similar (real) advert for Sharp's Extra Strong Mints. Still works regularly in theatre.
Notable Credits: Black and White Minstrel Show, The Tommy Cooper Show, Crowther Takes A Look
Links: IMDB

Actor: Michael Bilton 
Character: Wine buyer. Bought Tom's wine in first Grot shop.
Memorable Lines: "She hated it. I'll have a dozen bottles!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Cottingham, Yorkshire. Died on November 5th 1993 in Hertfordshire.
Notable Credits: To The Manor Born (Ned, Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton's gardener), Yellow Pages commercial, Grace and Favour, Waiting For God.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Joan Blackham 
Character: Miss Erith, Reggie's dour secretary at Grot
Memorable Lines: "Thank you, no, I'm on a diet".
Appearances: Series Two, Episodes Four and Five
Biography: Born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Was a secretary before an actress. Spotted by Leonard Rossiter for role of Miss Erith while filming an American Express commercial in one studio while Leonard was filming a Cinzano ad in another. Now does supply teaching when not acting.
Notable Credits: To The Manor Born, Inspector Morse, Dangerfield, Home To Roost, Sweet Sixteen, A Small Problem, Take A Letter Mr. Jones.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Oliver Bradshaw
Character: Elderly judge at Reliance Club
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Biography: Died 2nd October 2007
Notable Credits: V For Vendetta, The Bill, Poirot.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Joseph Brady 
Character: Kenny McBlane, Perrins' filthy, unintelligible Scottish chef
Memorable Lines: "Up yer clunge!" "Ya fickwe ma doodle split!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episodes Two, Three, Four, Five and Six
Biography: Born in Glasgow. Worked in leather factory, then served in Merchant Navy for ten years. Trained at Glasgow College of Dramatic Art. Died 12 June 2001
Notable Credits: Z Cars, The Bill, Taggart.
Remembering Reggie: "Although my last appearance was in the penultimate episode, I remember having to learn a lot of rubbishy words which was very difficult."
Links: IMDB

Actor: Roger Brierley 
Character: Mr. Thorneycroft, council personnel officer who gave 'Donald Potts' a job at sewage treatment works.
Also played Alan Maseby-Smythe, Tom Patterson's estate agent friend, guest at Tom's second wedding to Linda.
Memorable Lines: "You're just what we're looking for - a lazy, criminal, drunkard."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six; The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Five
Biography: Born in Stockport, Cheshire. Was a chartered accountant before acting. Has made over 200 TV appearances. Died on 23rd September 2005, aged 70.
Notable Credits: The Likely Lads, Dr. Who, Rising Damp (Osborne), Ripping Yarns, Shine On Harvey Moon. Film: Superman II.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Vincent Brimble 
Character: Glenn Higgins, mindless yob. Guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "I'm a bleedin' subhuman moron, in' I, John?"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five
Notable Credits: Executive Stress, Wycliffe, Casualty
Links: IMDB

Actor: Fanny Carby
Character: Senior citizen, pensioner in home
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Biography: Died on 20th September 2002.
Notable Credits: Both Ends Meet, Cockles, Q5, How's Your Father?
Links: IMDB

Actor: Timothy Carlton 
Character: Colin Pillock, hosted 'Pillock Talk' TV show. Interviewed Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "And now, a man who farms worms."
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Seven; Series Three, Episode Five
Biography: Born in Reading, Berkshire.
Notable Credits: The Liver Birds, The Onedin Line, CATS Eyes, Ripping Yarns, Executive Stress
Links: IMDB

Actor: Gordon Case 
Character: Mr. Johnson, black schoolteacher. Guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "Can I get sacked? No. They daren't sack a black man."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five
Biography: Born in Guyana. Still works in theatre.
Notable Credits: Play For Today.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Brian Coburn 
Character: Big man in bank. Barged in front of Reggie in queue. Argued with man behind Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "What did you call me?!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode One
Biography: Born in Scotland on December 15th 1936. Made over 200 TV appearances. Died on December 28th 1989.
Notable Credits: God's Wonderful Railway, Robert's Robots, Films: Carry On Dick, Octopussy.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Terence Conoley 
Character: Peter Cartwright, Reggie's neighbour, train companion and hayfever sufferer
Memorable Lines: "Do you have a tissue, Reggie? Ursula's forgotten mine."
Appearances: Series One, Episodes One, Two, Four and Five; Series Two, Episodes Two and Four.
Biography: Born in Colchester, Essex. Lives in Twickenham with wife Roberta. Still active in radio plays and TV voice-overs. Suffers from hayfever.
Notable Credits: Fawlty Towers (two episodes), film Tiara Tahiti
Remembering Reggie: "My part was minuscule and didn't really exist outside the carriage scenes, but Peter was a great character and always finished the crossword before Reggie which added to his commuting agonies."
Links: IMDB - Fawlty Towers

Actor: Brenda Cowling
Character: Mrs. Wren, C.J.'s housekeeper
Memorable Lines: "Funny, 'e usually says I'm a bleedin' nuisance."
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Four
Biography: Died 2nd October 2010
Notable Credits: Good Girl, You Rang M'Lord?
Links: IMDB

Actor: Anne Cunningham 
Character: Jean Timpkins. House-seller who talked to 'Lord Amherst' at country club.
Memorable Lines: "...magnificent mouldings...an intriguing sunken ha-ha"
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Notable Credits: Coronation Street (original cast member in 1960). Played Elsie Tanner's daughter Linda Cheveski, A World Of His Own.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Linda Cunningham
Character: Iris Hoddle, Reggie's secretary at Amalgamated Aerosols
Memorable Lines: "Mr. Cakebread's taken your in and out trays, I'm afraid."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Seven
Biography: Born in Ipswich, Suffolk. Worked for Central TV. Emigrated to Australia, now works for Gold Coast Tourist Board.
Notable Credits: The Benny Hill Show, Then Churchill Said To Me
Links: IMDB

Actor: Alan David
Character: Brian Deacon, Jimmy's trans-sexual acquaintance
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Two
Notable Credits: Chris Cross, Foxy Lady, Honey For Tea, The Squirrels
Links: IMDB

Actor: Janet Davies
Character: Ethel Merman, guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "'Not the legendary Ethel Merman?' they say".
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Wakefield. Died on September 22nd 1986.
Notable Credits: Dad's Army (Mavis Pike - 'stupid boy!' 's mum), Last of the Summer Wine.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Derek Deadman
Character: Heavy breather. Waited for Linda at telephone box
Memorable Lines: "I'm only goin' in there to do a spot of 'evvy breavin'!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode One
Biography: Born in London. Was a decorator and window cleaner before becoming an actor
Notable Credits: Robin's Nest, Never The Twain, The Freddie Starr Show. Films: Never Say Never Again, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Edward Dentith
Character: Dennis Milford, the Perrins' neighbour.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Come to dinner on Thursday, Reggie - meet the Shorthouses?"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Birmingham, West Midlands. Died in 1999.
Notable Credits: Theatre: Dial M For Murder, TV Emmerdale Farm, Film: The Sea Wolves.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Del Derrick
Character: Well-dressed man. Grot customer, bought large painting
Memorable Lines: "You and your sales talk!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Returned from Nairobi, Kenya to appear in this episode. Now retired due to ill health.
Notable Credits: Variety shows with Les Dawson, Morecambe & Wise, and Bob Monkhoue
Links: IMDB

Actor: Anthony Douse
Character: Male chiropodist in retirement home
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Links: IMDB

Actor: Glynn Edwards
Character: Mr. Pelham. Boss of Donald Potts at Pelham's piggery.
Memorable Lines: "You can have a great career in pigs, old son"
Appearances: Series Two, Episodes Two and Three; Series Three, Episode Three
Biography: Born in Malaya, Malaysia February 2nd 1931. Trained at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. Worked as sugar farmer in Trinidad.Was married to George & Mildred actress Yootha Joyce (dissolved), then Christine Pilgrim (dissolved), now Valerie. Has one son, Tom (from 2nd marriage). Now semi-retired, lives in Spain and houseboat on Thames, London.
Notable Credits: The Paper Lads, Lucky Feller, Please Sir!, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (Frank's neighbour), Minder (barman Dave Harris), Films: Zulu, Get Carter, Rising Damp.
Remembering Reggie:"Leonard was probably the fastest actor I ever worked with. I loved playing Mr. Pelham. A few of the scenes Leonard and I did were with the pigs and they always gave us a rough time. It's certainly one of my favourite roles...David [Nobbs] created a unique idea that was bound to be successful."
Links: IMDB - Minder - Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Actor: David Ellison
Character: Factory owner, raving poof. Guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "I'm a raving poof"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Died 10th June 2010
Notable Credits: Juliet Bravo, Boon, The Sweeney.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Fionnuala Ellwood
Character: Carol Benskin, wife of SAS officer
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven
Biography: Emmerdale Farm, Prime Suspect
Links: IMDB

Actor: Cynthia Etherington
Character: Housewife, first customer to enter Grot shop.
Memorable Lines: "That's stupid!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Trained at Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. Now retired.
Notable Credits: Z Cars, All Creatures Great And Small 

Actor: Tenniel Evans
Character: Elwyn Watkins, chief scientific advisor at the Bridgend College of Pesticides, host of Bilberry Hall seminar.
Appearances: Series One, Episode Five (on right in photo)
Biography: Born in Nairobi, Kenya. Trained at RADA in London. Died June 10th 2009, aged 83.
Notable Credits: No Hiding Place, The Sullivan Brothers, Bergerac, My Brother's Keeper, Ripping Yarns, The Two Of Us.
Links: IMDB
 

Actor: Blain Fairman
Character: Sheridan Honeydew. Host of 'The World Tomorrow Today'. Interviewed Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "Yes, well you agreed to appear exclusively to us!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Seven.
Biography: Born in Canada. Has written and produced for BBC. Now runs a conference and production company in London.
Notable Credits: Whoops Apocalypse. Film: The Trap, Aliens.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Character: Hank Millbeck
Memorable Lines: "Wicked!"
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Three to Seven
Notable Credits: KYTV, The Kate Robbins Show, Paul Merton In Galton & Simpson's..., Stop That Laughing At The Back, currently plays the vicar in Eastenders.
Links: IMDB - KYTV

Actor: Gilly Flower
Character: Grot shop customer. Bought Dr. Snurd's painting of the Algarve
Memorable Lines: "I think it's lovely!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Had worked in personnel for six years. Died in 2001.
Notable Credits: Fawlty Towers (Miss Tibbs).
Links: IMDB - Fawlty Towers Links

Actor: John Forbes-Robertson
Character: Henry Possett. Elizabeth's companion after Reggie's 'death'.
Memorable Lines: "I speak Italian, Greek, Yugoslavian, French, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Serbo-Croat, Russian, Spanish, a smattering of Urdu and a little functional Swahili."
Appearances: Series One, Episodes Six and Seven
Biography: Born in Worthing, West Sussex. Died 14th MAy 2008.
Notable Credits: Dixon of Dock Green, Whack-O, The New Avengers, Film: The Vampire Lovers (played Hammer Horror's last Count Dracula).
Links: IMDB - Hammer Horror

Actor: Dorothy Frere
Character: Kate Jefferson, C.J.'s wife ("Mrs. C.J.")
Appearances: Series One, Episodes Four and Seven
Biography: Born in Blyth, Northumberland. Died in 1989.
Notable Credits: Fawlty Towers, Foreign Affairs, Z Cars, Softly, Softly.
Links: IMDB - Fawlty Towers

Actor: Jonathan Fryer
Character: Landlord of the George & Dragon.
Memorable Lines: "This weather is bad for my trade."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Six
Biography: Born in London. Trained at Bournemouth Drama School. Now does after-dinner speeches.
Notable Credits: Z Cars, Keeping Up Appearances.
Remembering Reggie: "During rehearsals I said my lines and Leonard followed up with a couple. When we had finished, he looked at me with a smile, and said: "You must be exhausted, you'd better have a sit down!" 

Actor: Robert Gillespie
Character: Mr. Dent, Botchley Borough Council, guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "Mmm, delicious ginger nut"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Lille, France on November 9th, 1933 of Hungarian mother and Canadian father of Scottish descent. Arrived Plymouth in 1940, speaking no English. Became amateur actor, then semi-pro in 1951. Trained at RADA, then spent two years at Old Vic, Bristol.
Notable Credits: Keep It In The Family (title role, five series), Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads?, Rising Damp, Butterflies, I Woke Up One Morning, Rosie, Tottering Towers.
Links: IMDB - Keep It In The Family

Actor: Leslie Glazer
Character: Merchant banker, guest at Perrins
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five
Biography: Born in London. Was a successful playwright. Died in 1995
Links: IMDB

Actor: Jean Grover
Character: Mildred, SAS officer's mother-in-law
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven
Links:IMDB

Actor: David Hanson
Character: Bank clerk. Waits to serve people in the queue.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Next!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode One
Biography: Now lives in Thailand. Works as a teacher of English at a university
Notable Credits: Rumpole of the Bailey, Bread
Links: IMDB

<>Actor: Roy Heather
Character: Biscuit man, pensioner on coach
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Biography: Born in Stoke Poges 20th May 1935. Died 3rd September 2014.
Notable Credits:  Eastenders

Links: IMDB - Eastenders

Actor: Peter Hill
Character:  Mr. Edwards/Brakespear/Fitzpartington/Johnston/
Meredith, conman. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "At the moment I'm selling invisible trout...invisible food for the invisible trout."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Died in 1995.
Notable Credits: Crossroads (Arthur Brownlow), Up The Workers.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Robert Hillier (misprint, actually Robert Hiller)
Character: Adam Patterson, son of Tom and Linda (as child).
Memorable Lines: "I've done BIG jobbies!"
Appearances: Series One, Episode Two; Series Two, Episode Six; Series Three, Episode One
Links: IMDB

Actor: Patricia Hodge
Character: Geraldine Hackstraw. Solicitor, executor of Reggie's will.
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes One to Seven
Biography: Born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire on September 29th, 1946. Trained at LAMDA. Married to musician Peter Owen, with two sons.
Notable Credits: The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Rich Tea and Sympathy, The Cloning of Joanna May, Holding The Fort, The Other 'Arf.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Martin Hyder
Character: Barry Benskin, SAS officer
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven
Links: IMDB

Actor: Laura Jackson
Character: Receptionist at impotence clinic
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Notable Credits: Hi-De-Hi!
Links:  IMDB

Actor: Frederick Jaeger
Character: Bernard Trilling. Head of Anaemia Television. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "I've nothing against Jews. Some of my best friends are Jews. My parents are Jews."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Three.
Biography: Born in Berlin, May 29th 1928. Trained at Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. Worked with Leonard Rossiter and John Barron in rep. in the 1950s. Died on June 18th 2004, aged 76.
Notable Credits: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Yes Minister, I Woke Up One Morning, N.U.T.S., One-Upmanship, Shelley
Links: IMDB

Actor: Andrew Johns
Character: Mr. Pennell, Botchley Borough Council. Guest at Perrins.
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Trained at RADA.
Notable Credits: Dr. Who, corporate training videos.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Vi Kane
Character: Perrins' neighbour. Told 'Lord Amherst' Elizabeth was at her mother's, who was unwell.
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Biography: Born in London 20th  June 1920. Retired chairman of Equity council representing extras and bit-players. Died 6th February 2007.
Notable Credits: Many small TV roles.
Links: IMDB
 

Actor: Sally Lahee
Character: Hilary Meadows. Housewife, guest at Perrins
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Three
Biography: Born in London. Now runs an antiques business.
Notable Credits: Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Crossroads, May To December
Links: IMDB

Actor: Christopher Lawrence
Character: House buyer. Viewed house with Tom. Outbid by Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "This is ridiculous!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Two
Biography: Born in Liverpool, Merseyside. An accomplished mandolin player and comic. Was also a tyre fitter. Died in 1991, aged 59.
Notable Credits: Brookside, Emmerdale.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Penny Leatherbarrow
Character: Mrs. Peaslake, Sunshine Desserts' tea lady.
Memorable Lines: "You can't have the last piece of Battenburg, that's spoken for."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Two
Biography: Still active on TV in th UK
Notable Credits: Coronation Street (Cath Spinks), Rosie, Angels
Links: IMDB

Actor: Joan Linder
Character: Old woman, pensioner in home
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Toby Longworth
Character: Hospital radio D.J.
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven (voice)
Notable Credits: The Office, Film: Star Wars Episode One - The Phantom Menace (voice).
Links: IMDB

Actor: Peter MacKriel
Character: Waiter in restaurant
Memorable Lines: Never appeared in programme!
Appearances: Recorded scene for Series One, Episode Seven, but scene cut.
Biography: Born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Worked for MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) before turning to acting.
Notable Credits: As Time Goes By, Never The Twain, Lovejoy, Boon.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Roland MacLeod
Character: Morris Coates, advertising executive for Crumley Advertising
Memorable Lines: "...off the top of the head..." "...toss it in the seed tray, see if the budgie bites...".
Appearances: Series One, Episode One; Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Considered becoming a clergyman. Died 3rd April 2010, aged 74.
Notable Credits: Please, Sir!, The Boot Street Band, Broaden Your Mind, It's Marty!, Mr. Majeika, Films: A Fish Called Wanda, Le Petomane.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Pamela Manson
Character: Rosie, barmaid. Served Reggie at pub in Chilhampton St. Peter.
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Biography: Born in London. Worked in fashion industry as PR officer. Was also a secretary and theatrical agent. Died in 1988, aged 59.
Notable Credits: Are You Being Served?, Dad's Army, The Professionals, Dawson's Weekly.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ray Marioni
Character: Waiter
Appearances: Series One, Episode One
Biography: Born in London. Was often cast as a waiter. Owned a second-hand shop in Harrow Road, London.
Notable Credits: Coronation Street, Grange Hill, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Film: Loser Takes All
Links:  IMDB

Actor: Hilary Mason
Character: Mrs. Deacon. 'Donald Potts' ' landlady
Memorable Lines: "You're coloured aren't you?...You can't expect us to face Mecca while we're having our tea..."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Biography: Born in London. Trained at London School of Dramatic Art. Was also a shorthand typist. Died September 5th 2006
Notable Credits: Don't Look Now, The Detectives, Casualty, Maid Marion And Her Merry Men, My Brother's Keeper, Ripping Yarns.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Bunny May
Character: Insurance salesman, lost his motivation to sell. Guest at Perrins
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four (at rear in white shirt in photo)
Notable Credits: Duty Free.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Charmian May
Character: Ethel Pershore
Memorable Lines: "I'm slightly inebriated after being plied with liquor by my friends in the Clytemnestra Arms."
Appearances: Series One, Episodes Six and Seven
Biography: Born in Hampshire. Trained at RADA and spent fifteen years in theatre. Wrote and directed one-woman show 'Celebrating Shakespeare' on tour in UK and US. Died on 24th October 2002.
Notable Credits: You're Only Young Twice, Don't Wait Up, The Nineteenth Hole. Film: Britannia Hospital.
Remembering Reggie: "A lot of people kept telling me how much they liked Miss Pershore... Leonard was wearing a wig during the scenes I had with him, and he kept reminding me of it and saying: 'Make sure you mind my wig!'"
Links: IMDB

Actor: David McAlister
Character: Senior police officer, co-ordinator of troops at BROSCOR rally
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Paul McDowell
Character: Mr. Higgins, client of Hackstraw solicitors
Memorable Lines: "I'm leaving all my money to the Battersea Dogs Home!"
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode One
Notable Credits: The World Of Beachcomber, The Two Of Us
Links: IMDB

Actor: Hamilton McLeod
Character: Waiter at country club. Served 'Lord Amherst'.
Memorable Lines: Only line: "There you are, Lord Amherst"
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Biography: Born in South Africa. Returned to acting in 1995 after spending thirteen years as an encyclopedia salesman.
Notable Credits: Second Time Around. 
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Millett
Character: Landlord. Served 'Sir Wensley Amherst'
Memorable Lines: "Very interesting life, sir."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Notable Credits: Poldark.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Norman Mitchell
Character: Ron Napier, Sunshine Desserts lorry driver (attended ice cream tasting).
Memorable Lines: "This lime's bleedin' diabolical!"
Appearances: Series One, Episode One
Biography: Born in Sheffield. Trained in medicine at Sheffield University and spent nine years in the army. Died 19th March 2001.
Notable Credits:Has made over 2,000 TV and 100 movie appearances, including Yes, Minister, Barry Lyndon.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Abigail Morgan
Character: Jocasta Patterson, daughter of Tom and Linda (as child)
Appearances: Series One, Episode Two; Series Two, Episode Six; Series Three, Episode One 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ken Morley
Character: Arthur, actor in Grot TV commercial
Memorable Lines: "Look, Gladys. There's 20% ON these old biscuit tins!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Six
Biography: Born in Lancashire. Worked as a teacher. Took a degree in English and drama at Manchester University, then went into acting. Married to Sue with one son, Roger.
Notable Credits: Coronation Street (Bettabuys manager Reg Holdsworth), 'Allo 'Allo, You Rang M'Lord.
Links: IMDB - Coronation Street

Actor: Roli Okorodudu
Character: Nurse in hospital
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Six and Seven
Links: IMDB

Actor: Daniel Pageon
Character: Head waiter in restaurant (spoke to C.J.)
Memorable Lines: Only line: "Is everything alright, Sir?"
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Notable Credits: As Time Goes By.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Joan Peart
Character: Mrs. E. Blythe-Erpingham. Presented Reggie with petition about Perrins, which he tore up over her head.
Memorable Lines: "There's absolutely nothing personal in it."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five
Biography: Born in London. Died in 1989. Was married to John Barron (C.J.)
Notable Credits: General Hospital, plus much theatre. 

Actor: Ian Peck
Character: Police motorcyclist, pulled-over coach
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven.
Notable Credits:A Touch Of Frost.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ronald Pember
Character: Arthur Noblett, arc welder. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "This is my bleedin' office, innit?!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Three (on right in photo)
Biography: Born in London. Retired after a stroke in 1992.
Notable Credits: The Avengers, Black Beauty, The Two Ronnies, High Street Blues, Sink Or Swim.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Peter Penry-Jones
Character: Tim Ripley, Joan's guest at wedding reception
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Five
Biography: Died in 2009.
Notable Credits: Bergerac, Longitude.
Links: IMDB

<>Actor: Arnold Peters
Character: Mr. Penfold, Reggie's complaining neighbour.
Memorable Lines: "I really must put my foot down. Well, it's not me, it's Mrs. Penfold."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Two
Biography: Died 11th May 2013.
Notable Credits: Shoulder To Shoulder
Links: IMDB

Actor: Oliver Pierre
Character: 'Napoleon', Jimmy's host at fancy dress party
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Two
Biography: Died March 2005
Notable Credits: French Fields, Whoops Apocalypse.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Jacki Piper
Character: Esther Pigeon, market researcher employed by Sunshine Desserts and Grot.
Memorable Lines: Talked in statistics: "0.6% of the 20%..."
Appearances: Series One, Episode One; Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Birmingham, England August 3rd, 1948. Trained at Birmingham Theatre School. Lives in London. Married to Douglas Barrell with two sons, Nick and Tim. Hobbies include tennis, art and reading
Notable Credits: Appeared in four Carry On films: Matron, At Your Convenience, Loving, Up The Jungle. Plus The Two Ronnies, The Dick Emery Show, Hogg's Back, Dangerfield and The Bill.
Remembering Reggie: "I always talked in percentages...It was certainly a testing part...especially as it was recorded in front of a live audience."
Links: IMDB - Carry On-line

Actor: Derry Power
Character: Seamus Finnegan. Grot's admin. officer, formerly navvie.
Memorable Lines: "Would you be having a joke there with a simple, tongue-tied Irishman from the land of the bogs and the little people?"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Six; Series Three, Episode Six.
Notable Credits: The Larkins
Links: IMDB
 

Actor: John Quayle
Character: Mr. Fennel, personnel manager, Amalgamated Aerosols
Memorable Lines: "You're the bod F.J. wants to see"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Seven
Biography: Born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire on December 21st 1938. Trained at RADA.
Notable Credits: Terry and June, Rising Damp, Pig In The Middle, Upstairs Downstairs.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Stewart Quentin-Holmes
Character: Passer-by on canal after Jimmy gets barge stuck.
Memorable Lines: "Morning Brigadier, having trouble are you?"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Two
Biography: Born in London. Now combines acting and journalism. Was BBC's Iran correspondent.
Notable Credits: Rumpole of the Bailey, Law and Order
Remembering Reggie: "I played a chap walking a dog on the canal towpath while Jimmy and Reggie were stuck on the barge...it was a nice little scene and after we'd finished we had lunch on the barge." 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Dennis Ramsden
Character: Dr. Hump, lecturer in the philosophy of fruit
Memorable Lines: "Get rid of him, Watkins!"
Appearances: Series one, Episode Five (on left in photo)
Biography: Born in Leeds. Started acting in the RAF. Debuted on TV in children's programmes. Now a theatre director.
Notable Credits: George & Mildred, Only Fools And Horses, To The Manor Born, A Roof Over My Head, As Time Goes By.
Remembering Reggie: "Reggie Perrin was my only real experience of working with Leonard. What astounded me was his incredible memory for learning lines - especially during the drunken speech scene. The episode took about a week to rehearse but by the second day Leonard had already discarded the script and learned his lines and moves."
Links: IMDB



Actor: Leslie Rhodes
Character: Barman. Served Reggie and C.J. as a tramp.
Memorable Lines: "You want to watch these types!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode One
Biography: Born in Romford, Essex. Used to be Dick Emery's stand-in. Now an accountant, but acts occasionally.
Notable Credits:Second Thoughts. 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Michael Ripper
Character: Tramp
Appearances: Christmas special
Biography: Born 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Died July 2000.
Notable Credits: Butterflies (Thomas, Leonard's chauffeur), Worzel Gummidge, Jeeves & Wooster. Films: The Punch & Judy Man
LinksIMDB

Actor: Angela Rippon
Character: Herself, BBC newsreader
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Seven
Biography: BBC newsreader and television presenter
Notable Credits: BBC News, Morecambe & Wise Show, Drop The Dead Donkey.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Peter Roberts
Character: Youth, raving poof. Guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "...not when you're a raving poof in the Potteries."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Rowlands
Character: Mr. Herbert, prospective Grot employee until shocked by Reggie's faked campness.
Memorable Lines: "Ooh get away! I'm a happily married man!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Seven
Biography: Born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. Trained at the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. Is a qualified teacher, lives on a farm in Wales. Has worked for Radio Sussex as a reporter.
Notable Credits: Rising Damp (Gordon), Dr. Who, The Two Ronnies.
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Rowley
Character: Owen Lewis, worked in Crumbles,  Sunshine Desserts. Came for his monthly chat with Martin Wellbourne.
Memorable Lines: Only Line: "Martin!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode One
Biography: Born in Chester, Cheshire. Trained at RADA. Also an accomplished pianist, playing cabaret on Orient Express with Robert Morley.
Notable Credits: Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 
Links: IMDB

Actor: John Rudling
Character: Bill, security officer, Sunshine Desserts. Let Reggie borrow the works lorry.
Memorable Lines: (Pretending he understood the computer printout) "Yes, well, that all seems to be in order, Mr. Perrin."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Five
Biography: Born in London. Was a draughtsman before acting. Died in 1983.
Notable Credits: To The Manor Born (Brabinger, Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton's butler).
Links: IMDB



Actor:
David Ryall

Character: Welton Ormsby, failed press officer
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Five to Seven
Notable Credits: Goodnight Sweetheart, The River, Casualty, Peak Practice.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Leslie Sands
Character: Thruxton Appleby, textiles tycoon. Guest at Perrins.
Memorable Lines: "I expect you've heard of me". "If there's one thing I admire, it's bare-faced cheek."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Two
Biography: Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire on May 19th 1921. Has written plays and directed Leonard Rossiter in 'Our Wife' in 1956. Married actress Pauline Williams with one daughter, Joanna. Died on May 9th 2001.
Notable Credits: Cluff (title role), The Black Adder (Lord Graveney), Fresh Fields, Man About The House, Wilderness Road, The Two Ronnies.
Remembering Reggie: "Playing Thruxton Appleby was one of the most pleasant parts I played when I was younger and more active in the world of TV."
Links:IMDB - The Black Adder - Episode 'The Archbishop'  -  Times Obituary

Actor: Peter Schofield
Character: Mr. Winstanley, Botchley Borough Council, guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "You wouldn't be trying to soft-soap me would you, Mr. Perrin?"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Born in Leyland, Lancashire. Trained at Bradford Northern Theatre School.
Notable Credits: The Suntrap, Airline, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, The Black Adder.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Michael Segal
Character: Mr. Jenkins, Botchley Borough Council employee. Guest at Perrins
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London. Was a cabinetmaker before acting. Career began in children's programmes. :Died in 1996.
Notable Credits: The Persuaders, Minder. Films: The Dirty Dozen, The Prisoner of Zenda.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Beatrice Shaw
Character: Elderly customer, Grot shop. Bought square hoop for grand-nephew.
Memorable Lines: "It's something nobody else has got..."
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Four
Biography: Died 14th October 1993.
Notable Credits: Fawlty Towers, Quatermass.
Links: IMDB - Fawlty Towers

Actor: Gerald Sim
Character: Rev. E. F. Wales-Parkinson. Vicar who conducted Reggie's memorial service and funeral service.
Memorable Lines: "'Here are the gumboots you ordered, Madam'" - start of sermon at memorial service.
Appearances: Series One, Episode Seven; The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode One
Biography: Born in Liverpool, Merseyside. Trained at RADA. Brother of actress Sheila Sim.
Notable Credits: Miss Marple, To The Manor Born, Ripping Yarns. Films: A Bridge Too Far, Ghandi, Chaplin.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Keith Smith
Character: Percy Lisburn, Grot shop manager, sent for for Reggie to shock by being camp. The plan failed.
Memorable Lines: "I'm free any night next week"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Seven
Biography: Born in Liverpool, Merseyside. Was a fencing instructor at LAMDA. Taught Donald Sutherland.
Notable Credits: The Beiderbecke Affair, Last Of The Summer Wine, Andy Capp, Q7, Q8, Q9, Ripping Yarns, Whack-O! Films: Malcolm X, Splitting Heirs.
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Sparks
Character: Rosewall, employee at Amalgamated Aerosols.
Memorable Lines: "Terrific!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Seven (on left in photo)
Biography: Born in West Bromwich, West Midlands. Worked for British Rail before training at LAMDA. Was manager at advertising/publishing company.
Notable Credits: Crossroads, Dangerfield, 999.
Links: IMDB - Theatre World profile

Actor: Peter Stockbridge
Character: Prostate patient, visited by Joan and Hank
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Biography: Died 5th February 2007
Links: IMDB

Actor: Bob Sutherland
Character: 'Major'. Confronted by Reggie posing as an Australian.
Memorable Lines: Had no lines at all!
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six 
Links: IMDB

Actor: Tony Sympson
Character: Uncle Percy Spillinger, Reggie's uncle. Guest at dinner party without food.
Memorable Lines: "He wouldn't need binoculars to see your knockers!"
Appearances: Series One, Episode Four
Biography: Born in London, debuting as a dancer in the early 1920s. Was also an insurance inspector. Died in 1983, aged 76.
Notable Credits: Les Dawson, Tropic, Whack-O!, Oh Happy Band!, plus many theatre performances.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Hilary Tindall
Character: Deborah Swaffham, femme fatale. Guest at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "I have this frigid element."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Five.
Biography: Born in Manchester. Was a dressmaker before training at RADA. Was married to Robin Lowe with two children, Kate and Julian. Lived near Twickenham Green. Died at Selborne, Hampshire, from cancer on December 5th 1992, aged 54.
Notable Credits: The Brothers, Tales of the Unexpected, Nice Work, Tropic.
Links: IMDB

Actor: George Tovey
Character: Little man in bank. Helps give Reggie idea for community.
Memorable Lines: "This gen'l'man was before you, mush!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode One.
Biography: Died in 1982.
Notable Credits: Colonel Trumper's Private War, A Fine Romance, My Old Man.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Jean Trend
Character: Retired chiropodist in retirement home
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Notable Credits: Doomwatch, Macbeth.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Dick Ward
Character: Coach Driver.
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episode Three
Notable Credits: The Borrowers.
Links: IMDB

Actor: James Warrior
Character: Mr. C. R. Babbacombe, undertaker. Perrins' first guest. Fled in panic.
Memorable Lines: "I'm an undertaker. But then you knew that. It sticks out a mile, doesn't it?"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Two
Biography: Born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. Was a dustman and builder before training at Guild Hall School of Music and Drama.
Notable Credits: The Sweeney, London's Burning, Heartbeat, The Glamour Girls, Harry's Mad, Wyatt's Watchdog.
Remembering Reggie: "I enjoyed playing Mr. Babbacombe...I'd watched the earlier series and was a fan like half the country. One thing that caught on very quickly was all the little catchphrases...you ended up recognising these characters because each of them had their own idiosyncrasies."
Links: IMDB

Actor: David Warwick
Character: Mark Perrin, Reggie's son.
Memorable Lines: Used Cockney rhyming slang (eg. "dustbins, dustbin lids, kids")
Appearances: Series One, Episodes Three and Seven
Biography: Born in Crewe, Cheshire. Trained as a teacher. Written out of the series because David Nobbs felt he deflected the comedy from Reggie.
Notable Credits: Peak Practice, Keeping Up Appearances, Rory Bremner
Remembering Reggie: "I'd grown long hair and a beard for a theatre role...some of the crew were worried I'd look too much like Tim Preece...they asked if I'd cut my hair and shave off my beard, but I couldn't because of the play!"
Links: IMDB

Actor: Kenneth Watson
Character: Superintendent Potts, guest at Perrins
Appearances: Series Three, Episode five
Biography: Trained at RADA. Died 21st July 1998.
Notable Credits: Coronation Street, Take The High Road, The More We Are Together, Dr. Who
Remembering Reggie: "...I could see everyone was ticking away like a Swiss watch."
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ralph Watson
Character: Labour exchange clerk. Interviewed Reggie.
Memorable Lines: "I'm afraid I.C.I. haven't been on the blower lately!"
Appearances: Series Two, Episode Two
Notable Credits: Dave Allen At Large, Battle Of The Sexes
Links: IMDB

Actor: Theresa Watson
Character: Prue Harris-Jones, David's wife.
Memorable Lines: "Togetherness is our middle name!"
Appearances: Series Three - Episodes 1 to 7; The Legacy of Reginald Perrin - Episodes 1 to 7.
Biography: Born in Essex, but grew up in Kent. Attended drama school, then rep. at Billingham, Chester and Birmingham, where she met Bruce Bould (David Harris-Jones) whom she later married.
Notable Credits: TV: The Girl On The M1, Within These Walls, Clayhanger. Theatre: Saint Joan, Mandragola.
Remembering Reggie: "The series seems to have been part of my life ever since it first started nearly two decades ago, what with all the repeats and constant interest. I saw all fourteen episodes of the first series being recorded and attended every after-show party, so got to know everyone involved with the programme. David Nobbs thought the obvious solution [to David having a wife in Series Three] was for me to play Prue...I was asked, and not surprisingly, accepted."
Links: IMDB

Actor: Joyce Windsor
Character: Mrs. Hollies, complaining neighbour at Perrins
Memorable Lines: "Mr. Hollies is in the sawdust supply industry."
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Two.
Biography: Born in London. Trained at RADA. Died 15th October 2008.
Notable Credits: Butterflies (Ruby, the Parkinson's cleaner), Bread.
Links: IMDB

Actor: Terence Woodfield
Character: Muscroft, Amalgamated Aerosols employee
Memorable Lines: "Marvellous!"
Appearances: Series Three, Episode Seven (on right in photo)
Links: IMDB

Actor: Penelope Woodman
Character: Angie Patterson, Adam's wife
Appearances: The Legacy of Reginald Perrin, Episodes Five and Six
Links: IMDB

Actor: Ken Wynne
Character: George Deacon. 'Donald Potts' ' landlord.
Memorable Lines: "As regards the lights going out suddenly...they do that whenever Mrs. Deacon watches BBC2."
Appearances: Series One, Episode Six
Biography: Born in Reading, Berkshire. Toured Australia with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1953
Notable Credits: Dixon of Dock Green, In Loving Memory, The Bill, Eastenders, Up Pompeii.
Links: IMDB











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