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Rodney Bewes Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Bingley, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died in Cornwall, England, UK
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chubby-cheeked British comedy actor, famed in his own country as one half of TV's "Likely Lads". In recent years he has been active mostly in the theatre (he was appearing in London's West End in the farce "Funny Money" early in 1996).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Allen Dace

Spouse (2)

Daphne Black (24 February 1973 - 2015) (her death) (4 children)
Nina Tebbitt (1963 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

He was expelled from RADA.
Having previously toured the UK with his own highly successful adaptation of Jerome K Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' he is on the last stage of his Barnsley to Barnstaple tour with another one man adaptation as Jerome K Jerome in 'On the Stage and Off'. [June 2008]
Children Billy, Joe, Tom and Daisy.
He and James Bolam appeared to be good friends off-screen as well as on-screen in The Likely Lads (1964) and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973). However in reality they had fallen out and not spoken for many years. According to Rodney Bewes' autobiography, "A Likely Story", this stemmed from the time that Bewes mentioned in a newspaper interview the story that when Bolam's wife, Susan Jameson, broke the news that she was pregnant, as Bolam was driving, he nearly crashed his car. Bolam, a very private person, regarded Bewes' comments in the interview as an unforgivable breach of confidence, even though he had made them in good faith, believing that the story was already public knowledge.

Personal Quotes (1)

Wherever I go people still stop me to discuss The Likely Lads. Some even ask me whether I mind talking about it after all these years. If I minded I'd deserve a swift kick because it was a great show and provided my 15 minutes of fame.

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