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The Night We Got The Bird. Bertie Skidmore (Brian Rix). Copyright: British Lion / STUDIOCANAL
Brian Rix

Brian Rix

  • British
  • Actor
Brian Rix. Copyright: BBC

A master of farce on stage, film and TV, Brian Rix was an actor, producer and manager known for a long-running and record-breaking association with the Whitehall Theatre. The highest paid BBC Television star in the early 1960s, broadcasts of his farces were national events. He enjoyed a lengthy career in comedy before focusing on disability campaigning, following the birth of his first child, with Down syndrome. He became a crossbench member of the House of Lords in 1992 and President of Mencap from 1998 until his death.

Year Production Role
2010 The Unforgettable... - Series 4
  1. E4 - Terry Scott
Self
1977 A Roof Over My Head - Series 1
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James
1977 A Roof Over My Head - Pilot James
1973 Don't Just Lie There, Say Something! Barry Ovis MP
1973 Men Of Affairs
  1. E16 - Episode Sixteen
Dad
1973 Men Of Affairs
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  1. E9 - Episode Nine
  2. E11 - Episode Eleven
  3. E12 - Episode Twelve
  4. E13 - Episode Thirteen
  5. E14 - Episode Fourteen
  6. E15 - Episode Fifteen
  7. E16 - Episode Sixteen
  8. E1 - Episode One
  9. E2 - Episode Two
  10. E3 - Episode Three
  11. E4 - Episode Four
  12. E5 - Episode Five
  13. E6 - Episode Six
  14. E7 - Episode Seven
  15. E8 - Episode Eight
Barry Ovis, M.P
1963 Yule Be Surprised Actor
1962 Dial RIX Actor
1961 Brian Rix Presents: Wolf's Clothing Julian Calvert
1960 The Night We Got The Bird Bertie Skidmore
1960 The Night We Got The Bird Producer
1960 And The Same To You Dickie Dreadnought
1959 The Night We Dropped A Clanger Associate Producer
1959 The Night We Dropped A Clanger Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood
1959 The Night We Dropped A Clanger Wing Cmdr. Blenkinsop
1957 Not Wanted On Voyage Understeward Cecil Hollebone
1956 Dry Rot Fred Phipps
1955 Up To His Neck Able Seaman 'Wiggy' Wiggins

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Brian Rix on IMDb

Born
Sunday 27th January 1924
Died
Saturday 20th August 2016 (aged 92)
Title
Lord Rix
Lord Rix CBE
Sir Brian Rix
Brian Rix CBE
Sir Brian Rix CBE
Lord Brian Rix
Nationality
British
Son
Jonathan Rix
Jamie Rix (born 1958)
Wife
Elspet Gray (1949 - )
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