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Jeffrawle
Jeff Rawle
Biographical Information
Born July 20th, 1951
Birmingham, England
Productions Drop the Dead Donkey as George Dent
High Society as Uncle Willie
Vocal Type Baritone

Jeff Rawle is an English actor.

BiographyEdit

Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, Rawle worked at the Sheffield Playhouse before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He gained his big break playing the title character in the television adaptation of Billy Liar, and later appeared in guest roles in programmes such as Doctor Who and The Bill.

Rawle's biggest role was portraying the long suffering hypochondriac editor George Dent in the satire Drop the Dead Donkey, though he also had long running appearances in. Hollyoaks and Doctors. He played Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and narrated (among others) A Bear Called Paddington and Budgie the Little Helicopter. Rawle also made a large number of theatrical appearances, including Fram, Equus and The Elephant Man.

SingingEdit

Rawle sang a few times in Drop the Dead Donkey, usually when his character is in love, crooning "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Spread a Little Happiness", as well as performing a drunken rendition of "I Don't Like Mondays" at a stag night. He played a more prominent role in 2015, playing the role of Uncle Willie in the stage musical High Society.

TelevisionEdit

Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)Edit

  • I Could Have Danced All Night (solo)
  • Spread a Little Happiness (solo)
  • I Don't Like Mondays (solo)

StageEdit

High Society (2015)Edit

  • Throwing a Ball Tonight (contains solo lines)
  • She's Got That Thing (contains solo lines)
  • Well, Did You Evah?
  • Let's Misbehave (contains solo lines)
  • Say It With Gin (solo)

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