Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack


Roger Lloyd-Pack was an English actor. He was best known for his roles in the television
shows Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, and The Old Guys, as well as for his
appearance in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and his appearances in Doctor
Who as John Lumic in the episodes “Rise of the Cybermen” and “The Age of Steel”. He was occasionally credited without the hyphen
in his surname. He died early in 2014 from pancreatic cancer. Early life
Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, London, the son of Ulrike Elizabeth, an Austrian Jewish
refugee who worked as a travel agent, and Charles Lloyd Pack, who was also an actor. He attended Bedales School in Hampshire, where
he achieved A Level passes in English, French and Latin. He subsequently trained at the Royal Academy
of Dramatic Art, where he worked with actors including Kenneth Cranham and Richard Wilson. Career
On British television he was best known for portraying “Trigger” in the BBC sitcom Only
Fools and Horses. He was also known for his role in The Vicar
of Dibley as Owen Newitt, and to international audiences his greatest fame was as Barty Crouch,
Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In 2005, he appeared in the second series
of ITV’s Doc Martin as a farmer who held a grudge against Doctor Ellingham for what he
believed was the malpractice-related death of his wife. In 2006, he played John Lumic and provided
the voice of the Cyber-Controller in two episodes of Doctor Who, “Rise of the Cybermen” and
“The Age of Steel”, opposite David Tennant, who had played his son in the same Harry Potter
film. Lloyd Pack’s final TV appearance was in Law
& Order: UK as Alex Greene. Personal life
Lloyd-Pack was married twice; first to Sheila Ball, from whom he was divorced in 1972, and
secondly to the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham, whom he married in 2000. He had one daughter, actress Emily Lloyd,
and three sons: Spencer, Hartley and Louis. He lived most latterly in Kentish Town, north
London. Lloyd-Pack supported Tottenham Hotspur. In June 2008, he appeared as a guest on the
BBC’s The Politics Show, arguing the case for better-integrated public transport. He was an honorary patron of the London children’s
charity Scene & Heard. Lloyd-Pack supported the Labour Party and
campaigned for Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral election, 2012. However, in 2013, he signed a letter in The
Guardian stating he had withdrawn his support from the Labour Party, in favour of a new
party of the left. In a 2008 interview, when asked what profession
he would have chosen aside from acting, Lloyd-Pack said: “Psychiatrist or a psychoanalyst or
something in the psycho world because I’ve always been interested in that… or I might
have been a photographer… I also would have loved to have been a musician.” In that same interview, he listed his favourite
directors as Peter Gill, Harold Pinter, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock, and Tina Packer, and
also listed actor Paul Scofield as both a favourite and influence. In January 2012, he and fellow actor Sarah
Parish supported a campaign to raise £1million for The Bridge School in Islington. Lloyd-Pack had been an endorser of the Voices
for the Five Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Death
On 15 January 2014, Lloyd-Pack died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Kentish Town at the
age of 69. He is survived by his four children. His funeral was held at the church of St.
Paul’s, Covent Garden, his coffin was made of straw and was driven in a pink hearse,
he was buried in Highgate Cemetery, northwest London. Filmography
Film Television
Stage Wild Honey by Anton Chekhov, playing the part
of Osip Kafka’s Dick by Alan Bennett – He played
Kafka Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
‘Art’ Dick Whittington – a family pantomime by
Mark Ravenhill at the Barbican Centre One for the Road
Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber – He played Ash, alongside Malcolm Sinclair and Stephen
Wight. The Last Laugh – by Koki Mitani. He played The Censor, Japan, 2007. The Trojan Women – Caroline Bird’s adaptation
of the tragedy by Euripides at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London – He played Poseidon. Richard III by William Shakespeare at the
Globe Theatre, South Bank, London – He played Duke of Buckingham. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare – He
played Sir Andrew Aguecheek. References External links
Roger Lloyd-Pack at the Internet Movie Database BBC biography
BBC interview about appearing in Doctor Who

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