Famous Guest Stars on Bergerac

by lawrenceconwayvulcan | created - 16 Oct 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

Famous actors who were on the hit BBC1 show

1. Michael Gambon

Actor | Gosford Park

Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...

Played a computer expert who gets threated with death

2. Julian Glover

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Julian Wyatt Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, London, England, to Honor Ellen Morgan (Wyatt), a BBC journalist, and Claude Gordon Glover, a BBC radio producer. He is of English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Primarily a classical stage actor, Glover trained at the National Youth ...

Star Wars, James Bond and Indina Jones bad guy played a Swedish diplomat.

3. Greta Scacchi

Actress | The Player

Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, to Pamela Carsaniga, an English dancer and Luca Scacchi, an Italian art dealer and painter. She grew up in Milan and Sussex, England. In 1975, her mother and second husband moved to Australia, where, after she left school, Greta worked as an Italian ...

Regular screen femme fatale played a French gangster's moll

4. Joanne Whalley

Actress | Willow

British-born actress Joanne Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she was a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and nuclear industry drama The Edge Of Darkness, for which she received a ...

Played a girl who accuses a stand-up comic of trying to rape her

5. Art Malik

Actor | The Living Daylights

Born in Pakistan, the youngest son of an eye surgeon who moved to London to join Moorfield Eye Hospital. Art determined early on that he was English and never learned to speak urdu or hindi. He studied at Guildhall Drama School and while there got a part as a Buddist monk in a Peter Hall directed ...

Played a guru whose faith group is used as a money laundering front

6. Derek Thompson

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Derek Thompson was born on April 4, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Long Good Friday (1980), Casualty (1986) and The Gentle Touch (1980). He is married to Dee Sadler. They have one child. He was previously married to Christine.

Crook using Art Malik's group as a front for his crimes

7. Denis Lawson

Actor | Star Wars

Denis Lawson was born on September 27, 1947 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland as Denis Stamper Lawson. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

Played a hitman out to kill Art Malik's guru

8. Connie Booth

Actress | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Connie Booth was born on December 2, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Constance Booth Bollinger. She is an actress and writer, known for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) and Fawlty Towers (1975). She has been married to John Lahr since ...

Played Michael Gambon's wife

9. Prunella Scales

Actress | Howards End

Prunella Scales was born on June 22, 1932 in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England as Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), Fawlty Towers (1975) and The Boys from Brazil (1978). She has been married to Timothy West since October 1963. They have two ...

Played mother of a drug addict who has her own problems with alchol

10. Jerome Flynn

Actor | Game of Thrones

Jerome Patrick Flynn (born 16 March 1963) is an English actor and singer. He is best known for his roles as Paddy Garvey of the King's Fusiliers in the ITV series Soldier Soldier, Fireman Kenny 'Rambo' Baines in the pilot of London's Burning, Bronn in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and Bennet ...

Played a vet who dies of accidental poisoning

11. Bruce Payne

Actor | Passenger 57

Having worked extensively in film, theatre and television in both the UK and the US, and on location in many parts of the globe. Bruce Payne (Producer, Actor, 1st A.D.) was born in London Town and is a much-loved and respected talent recognized around the world. Known in the Industry as the ...

Boyfriend of Jim's ex-wife

12. Natascha McElhone

Actress | Solaris

Natascha McElhone was born in Walton on Thames, London. She attended several schools, Camden School for Girls being the last.

Natascha McElhone established herself as a talented leading actress when she left drama school in 1993 to play the lead in her first film, Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso,...

Played one of a pair of spoiled rich girls

13. Louise Lombard

Actress | Hidalgo

Louise Lombard lived and breathed the arts from an early age, and projected extreme versatility in many arenas. A trained dancer and actress from childhood, Lombard displayed a remarkable predilection for emotionally and psychologically challenging characters, such as that of a heroin addict in the...

Played the other spoiled rich girl

14. George Baker

Actor | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Baker was born on April 1, 1931 in Varna, Bulgaria as George Morris Baker. He was an actor and writer, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and I, Claudius (1976). He was married to Louie Ramsay, Sally Home and Julia Squire. He died on October 7, 2011...

Was a gangster

15. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Tried to frame Jim for murder

16. Simon Williams

Actor | Kinvig

Simon Williams was born on June 16, 1946 in Windsor, Berkshire, England as Hugh Valentine Simon Williams. He is an actor, known for Kinvig (1981), Jabberwocky (1977) and Pig Heart Boy (1999). He is married to Lucy Fleming. They have four children. He was previously married to Belinda Carroll.

Antique dealer marked for death by Bill Nighy's character.

17. Philip Glenister

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Philip Glenister was born on February 10, 1963 in London, England. He is an actor, known for Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Ashes to Ashes (2008) and Life on Mars (2006). He has been married to Beth Goddard since 2006. They have two children.

Worked in Simon Williams antique shop his character name was Philip!

18. Kenneth Cranham

Actor | Layer Cake

Kenneth Cranham was born on December 12, 1944 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Layer Cake (2004), Valkyrie (2008) and Oliver! (1968).

Played an arms dealer

19. Ronald Lacey

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

A prolific character actor on British television for three decades, Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after compulsory National Service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His first notable performance was delivered ...

Best Known for his famous role as Gestapo agent Toht in Raiders of the Lost played a crook.

20. Alan Ford

Actor | Snatch

Alan Ford was born on February 23, 1938 in Camberwell, London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Snatch (2000), An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012).

Regular screen Cockney tough guy was a member of a gang out to get Charlie Hungerford

21. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

Perhaps the most unlikely choice to play a mountain climber

22. Anthony Head

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musical ...

Played a civil Servant whose boss runs off to Jersey to defect to the KGB

23. Tony Robinson

Actor | Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

Tony Robinson was born on August 15, 1946 in London, England. He is a producer and actor, known for Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (1989), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) and The NeverEnding Story III (1994). He has been married to Louise Hobbs since June 27, 2011. He was previously married to Mary ...

Was a con man who tried to pass himself off as Jim

24. Ray Winstone

Actor | The Departed

Ray Winstone was born on February 19, 1957, in Hackney Hospital in London, England, to Margaret (Richardson) and Raymond J. Winstone. He moved to Enfield, at age seven, where his parents had a fruit and vegetable business. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing ...

Part of a plot to frame Jim

25. Ronald Pickup

Actor | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Educated at Leeds University, he trained at RADA then joined Olivier's National Theatre Company at the Old Vic where he spent 7 years. On television he won acclaim as George Orwell in 'Orwell on Jura'. He won his only award - 'Sony Best Actor' for 1986 for 'The Awful Insulation of Rage' on radio

Played a fraudster trying to get away with his loot

26. David Calder

Actor | The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Classically-trained veteran actor David Calder was born on 1 August 1946 in Portsmouth, England. His impressive career in acting began as early as 1968 around the age of 22. Easily known to British audiences for his work in film and television, Calder perhaps is better known to American audiences ...

Played a founder of a far right terror group

27. Norman Wisdom

Actor | Trouble in Store

Norman Wisdom has become the great British clown very much in the mould of Charles Chaplin with his "little man" in the ill fitting suit and cloth cap. His character is "everyman", much put upon but struggling through to a (usually) happy ending. He was brought up in an orphanage after his mother ...

UK comic great played a con man

28. Jeff Rawle

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jeff Rawle was born on July 20, 1951 in Birmingham, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Doc Martin (2004) and Hollyoaks (1995). He has been married to Nina Marc since 1998. They have two children.

Played a thug who mugs Norman Wisdom's character

29. Phil Davis

Actor | Vera Drake

Phil Davis was born on July 30, 1953 in Grays, Essex, England. He is an actor and director, known for Vera Drake (2004), Alien³ (1992) and Bleak House (2005). He has been married to Eve Matheson since 2002. They have one child.

Kidnaps Jim's daughter

30. Barry Foster

Actor | Frenzy

John Barry Foster's acting career began and ended on the stage. At the age of 20 he won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama where he befriended future playwright Harold Pinter. After two years training, Barry went on tour with Andrew McMaster and fellow actors Patrick Magee and ...

Played a TV reporter trying to escape his past.

31. Donald Sumpter

Actor | In the Heart of the Sea

Donald Sumpter was born on February 13, 1943 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England as Donald A Sumpter. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Played a commercials director who when making his latest one makes an awful discovery

32. Andrew Sachs

Actor | Fawlty Towers

Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers ...

Fence mixed up with a violent gang

33. Charles Gray

Actor | Diamonds Are Forever

The son of a surveyor, Charles Gray grew up in Queens Park, London, and went to school in his home town of Bournemouth. As a young actor, he received his vocal training from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Old Vic, having long abandoned his first job as clerk for a ...

The leader of a Black magic sect, just like the role he played in The Devil Rides Out the film version of the Dennis Wheatley novel who gets a mention in the episode.

34. David Schofield

Actor | Gladiator

David Schofield was born in 1951, in Manchester, England. He was one of ten children in a working-class family. His first acting experience was at Manchester boy's school at the age of 12. In 1967, he was accepted as student assistant stage manager at a local repertory theatre. He started on the ...

Violent crook out to get even with those he thinks stiched him up

35. Beryl Reid

Actress | The Killing of Sister George

Beryl Reid was the daughter of Scottish parents and grew up in industrial Manchester, England. She left home at the age of 16 to go and work in a shop. She lasted 6 weeks. She applied for and was accepted in a revue in the Summer season in Bridlington. She had no formal training but joined the ...

Played the mother of a London crook who comes to Jersey to visit her.

36. Benjamin Whitrow

Actor | Chicken Run

Benjamin Whitrow was a softly-spoken, RADA-trained English actor who performed on stage from 1959. He worked for seven years in the 1960s under the direction of Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre. He was also a prolific actor on screen, usually seen in avuncular roles. He is probably best ...

Beryl Reid's gangster son

37. Alec McCowen

Actor | Never Say Never Again

Alec McCowen was born Alexander Duncan McCowan on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed ...

Played a retired cop out to close the case that eluded him

38. George Costigan

Actor | The Beiderbecke Connection

George Costigan is an English actor. Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Costigan grew up in Salford, Lancashire. After attending St Augustine's C of E Primary School on Bolton Road in Pendlebury, he went to Wardley Grammar School on Mardale Avenue in Wardley near Swinton.

Costigan has been on television...

The subject of Alec McCowen cop's enquires

39. William Hootkins

Actor | Star Wars

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an...

Played a middle man putting together a band of soldiers for hire for a job in Afirca

40. John Forgeham

Actor | Mean Machine

John Forgeham was born on May 14, 1941 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England as John Henry George Forgham. He was an actor, known for Mean Machine (2001), The Italian Job (1969) and Kiss of the Dragon (2001). He was married to Arlene Garciano, Fiesta Mei Ling and Georgina Hale. He died on March...

Played the right hand man of one of Charlie's associates who ends up on the wrong end of a beating.

41. Tony Haygarth

Actor | Chicken Run

Instantly recognisable, often bearded Liverpudlian character actor who has been regularly featured on stage and screen in period productions, police dramas, sitcoms and soaps during a career spanning five decades. Extremely prolific and versatile, he has taken on just about any type of role, ...

The owner of a valuable stud horse that may have been taken for illicit gain

42. Bernard Hepton

Actor | Get Carter

Tall, dignified-looking Bernard Hepton enjoyed a six decade-long career on both stage and screen during which he particularly excelled at subtle, self-effacing or introspective roles. An electrician's son, Hepton grew up in the West Yorkshire city of Bradford. Due to poor eyesight, he missed out on...

Played a conniving Government minister

43. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Callan

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Callan (1967), Scobie in September (1969) and An Age of Kings (1960). He was married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

Member of a high profile Jersey family who is suspected of murder

44. Catherine Schell

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Born in Budapest, Hungary, her true name is Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott, the scion of a once wealthy German patrician family. Her father, the Baron Paul Schell von Bauschlott, was a well-respected diplomat until the Nazis confiscated their estates during WWII, while her mother was ...

Played a French Hotel owner who is the girlfriend of Anthony Valentine's character

45. Geoffrey Bayldon

Actor | Casino Royale

Born Leeds, England and trained at Old Vic Theatre School, 1947-1949. First stage appearance in "Tough at the Top" (C.B. Cochran's last musical) in 1949, followed by seasons at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Glasgow Citizen's and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. First in ...

Was a rich old man whose life may be at risk

46. Warren Clarke

Actor | A Clockwork Orange

Lancashire-born Warren Clarke was an actor of immense presence and considerable versatility who turned his wide-shouldered, robust appearance and lived-in, hangdog facial features into an asset. For more than two and a half decades he had toiled in a wide variety of supporting roles before finding ...

Played the son of Geoffrey Bayldon's character

47. Amanda Redman

Actress | Sexy Beast

Amanda Redman was born on August 12, 1957 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Amanda Jacqueline Redman. She is an actress, known for Sexy Beast (2000), New Tricks (2003) and Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001). She has been married to Damian Schnabel since September 4, 2010. She was previously ...

Niece of a rich old lady who has dubious connections

48. Reece Dinsdale

Actor | I.D.

Reece was born and raised in Normanton West Yorkshire. He trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. This led to a long and successful acting career in television, theatre, film and radio drama. He has appeared in some of the most celebrated TV shows and films over ...

Played a bad boy Tennis player

49. Stephen McGann

Actor | Call the Midwife

Born in Liverpool, England, One of four acting brothers. Trained in music until first acting job in 1982. Acted in british screen & theatre since then. Married to a TV scriptwriter. Lives in the Essex countryside.

Tango dance teacher who is not what he seems

50. Patrick Mower

Actor | Carry on England

Patrick Mower was born on September 12, 1938 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Patrick Archibald Shaw. He is an actor, known for Carry On England (1976), Emmerdale (1972) and Special Branch (1969). He has been married to Anya Pope since 1996. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Played an one time Golf pro turned to crime

51. Sarah Douglas

Actress | Superman

Even though Sarah Douglas was born and raised in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and knew that she wanted to act, she did try to expand options available to her. She worked in a factory and for a time, also in a sterilizing department of a hospital. She briefly moved to France and also undertook a teacher ...

Played a woman linked to Patrick Mower's character

52. Ian Hendry

Actor | Get Carter

Born 13 January 1931 in Ipswich, England, Ian Hendry's career began rather auspiciously--playing the fall guy for a circus clown. After attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama, things started progressing nicely when he starred as "Dr. Geoffrey Brent" in Police Surgeon (1960). This led...

Played a Korean War veteran whose memoirs someone wants stopped from being published.

53. Danny Webb

Actor | Alien³

Frequently billed as Danny Webb, he is best known as the prisoner Morse in Alien³ (1992), the only surviving member of the prison colony. His resumé includes a fine mix of television and film, appearing in popular TV series such as Brookside (1982), Cardiac Arrest (1994) and much later Cutting...

One of a pair of hitmen who come to Jersey for their latest job.

54. Dudley Sutton

Actor | The Football Factory

Dudley Sutton was born on April 6, 1933 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England as Dudley G Sutton. He was an actor and director, known for The Football Factory (2004), Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) and Noble House (1988). He was married to Marjorie Steele and Joan D Walker. He died on September 15, ...

Played a terrorist

55. Christopher Ellison

Actor | The Bill

Worked in the Merchant Navy, trained as a Graphic Designer and worked as a minicab driver. First drama job was Assistant Stage Manager at the Richmond Theatre. First acting role was in the play "Woman in a Dressing Gown" at said theatre. First break was a guest appearance in The Sweeney (1974).

Best known for playing tough as nails cop Frank Burnside in The Bill played the manager of Charlie Hungerford's underwater salvage firm.

56. David Troughton

Actor | Crime and Punishment

David Troughton was born in London on 9 June 1950, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Patrick Troughton, who is now best remembered as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). He started his own acting career at the Unicorn Theatre for Children. His stage career has included repertory at Leeds, ...

Played a cop working on a kidnapping case that has ties to Jim's ex-wife

57. James Faulkner

Actor | Paul, Apostle of Christ

James Faulkner is an English actor best known for his roles as Pope Sixtus IV in the historical fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons, and as Randyll Tarly in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

When at school, Faulkner was never deemed as an academically minded student, however compensated by immersing ...

Played a French businessman whose kidnapping brings in Jim

58. Richard Hurndall

Actor | Running Blind

A gaunt, intense character actor of striking presence, Richard Gibbon Hurndall was educated at Scarborough College and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He acted professionally from 1930, initially in repertory theatre and later with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon,...

Owner of an expensive collection of jewels

59. Ron Cook

Actor | Hot Fuzz

Ron Cook was born in 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor, known for Hot Fuzz (2007), Chocolat (2000) and Thunderbirds (2004).

Played a supergrasss

60. Ann Mitchell

Actress | The Deep Blue Sea

Ann Mitchell was born on April 22, 1939 in Stepney, London, England as Ann E. Mitchell. She is an actress, known for The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Widows (2018) and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981).

Played Ron's mum despite being only 9 years older than him in real life!

61. Simon Cadell

Actor | Watership Down

Simon Cadell was born on July 19, 1950 in Marylebone, London, England as Simon John Cadell. He was an actor, known for Watership Down (1978), The Cold Light of Day (1996) and Enemy at the Door (1978). He was married to Rebecca Croft. He died on March 6, 1996 in Westminster, London.

Played the publisher of Ian Hendry's book

62. Michael Angelis

Actor | Joseph

Michael Angelis was born on April 29, 1944 in Paddington, London, England as Nicolas Michael Angelis. He is known for his work on Joseph (1995), Melissa (1997) and September Song (1993). He was married to Jennifar Khalastchi and Helen Worth. He died on May 30, 2020 in Thatcham, Berkshire, England.

Played the husband of a murder victim

63. Rosie Marcel

Actress | Holby City

Rosie Marcel was born on May 6, 1977 in Roehampton, London, England as Rosie Ellen Celine Marcel. She is an actress, known for Holby City (1999), Holby Blue (2007) and The Castle of Adventure (1990). She has been married to Ben Stacey since March 27, 2013. They have one child. She was previously ...

Was the daughter of fashion designers

64. Duncan Preston

Actor | Acorn Antiques: The Musical

Duncan Preston is an English actor. He is known for his appearances in television productions written by Victoria Wood, including his roles of Clifford in the soap opera parody sketches Acorn Antiques, and Stan in the sitcom Dinnerladies (1998-2000). He reprised his role of Clifford in Acorn ...

Was Rosie's dad

65. Dave King

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Few British comedians were as successful in the 1950s and early 60s as Dave King. A hit recording singer, he was one of the few British comics to top the bill at the London Palladium as well as having top rating TV shows in both Britain and America. Although his success was relatively short as a ...

Owner of a diamond necklace being auctioned

66. Geoffrey Palmer

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Lugubrious-faced English actor Geoffrey Palmer was born in London, the son of a chartered accountant. After leaving school, he did his national service with the Royal Marines where he became a field training and small arms instructor. He then briefly tried his hand at accountancy before his ...

Played a man with a hidden past



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