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ersehen, Pet, and his role as Jack Kerruish in the drama series Peak Practice, although he has appeared in numerous other roles.
His acting career includes several stage plays, among them an adaptation of Twelve Angry Men, and film appearances in The Return of the Soldier, The English Patient, Paranoid and Purely Belter.
In 1985, Whately appeared in a 3-part Miss Marple adaptation (“A Murder Is Announced”) for the BBC. Two years later he was cast as Detective Sergeant Lewis, the down-toearth complement to the eponymous Inspector Morse played by John Thaw. Whately starred opposite Thaw in 32 episodes over 13 years in the hugely successful series that established him as a household name in the UK.
He reprised the role in the spinoff series Lewis, in which Lewis returns to Oxford as a full Inspector.
Timothy Spall – Barry
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet is where Spall became a household name.
And since then his career has gone from strength to strength.
He received critical acclaim for his performance in Secrets & Lies (1996), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Subsequently, he starred in supporting roles, including Simon Graham in The Last Samurai (2003), Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter film series (2004-2010), Albert Pierrepoint in Pierrepoint (2005), Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Peter Taylor in The Damned United (2009), and Winston Churchill in The King’s Speech (2010).
He starred in the television documentary Timothy Spall: Back at Sea (2010-2012) and in 2014 won the Best Actor award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for portraying J. M. W. Turner in Mike Leigh’s biographical film Mr Turner.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours.
In 1996, Spall was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, but has since been in remission.
Gary Holton – Wayne
Holton was a singer-songwriter, musician and actor from London. He was the frontman of the band Heavy Metal Kids (1972-77), he worked with Casino Steel (1981-84), and played the part of Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet from 1983 to 1985. He died from an overdose of morphine combined with alcohol in 1985 aged 33.
In his early years he worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford. But in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Holton played a Cockney carpenter who liked his women, music and drink, which was similar to his off-screen personality.
The first series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet ran between 1983 and 1984. In February 1985, filming began on the second series. The final episode of the second series, broadcast after Holton’s death, was dedicated to his memory. He died midway through the second series.
Pat Roach – Bomber
Roach was an English actor and professional wrestler. During an acting career in the 1970’s - 1990’s he appeared in multiple cinema films, usually cast as a support player strongman villain.
He appeared in the Indiana Jones cinema films, as well as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet as the West Country bricklayer Brian “Bomber” Busbridge and in the role of Petty Officer Edgar Evans in the television production The Last Place on Earth.
He died in 2004 at the age of 67.
Christopher Fairbank – Moxey
Actor Christopher Fairbank was best known for his role as Moxey in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
He has numerous television credits to his name, including Sapphire and Steel, The Professionals, and The Scarlet Pimpernel. He provided voice talent for two Aardman feature-length films, Curse of the WereRabbit and Flushed Away.
In 2011 Fairbank starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as a pirate called Ezekiel, and in 2012 he appeared as an Australian in Sky 1’s Starlings.
In 2017 he played Ibbotson, Delaney’s tenant farmer in BBC One’s drama Taboo. ESCORTED HOLIDAYS
Actor Timothy Spall played Barry
Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy & Kevin Whatley
Gary Holton at Elstree Studios, 1982
Dennis, Oz and Neville of the show
The boys reunited in 2002 for a new series