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Norman Bird (1924–2005)


Norman Bird was born on October 30, 1924 in Coalville, Leicestershire, England as John George Norman Bird. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Wrong Box (1966) and Cash on Demand (1961). He was married to Nona Blair. He died on April 22, 2005 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. See full bio »

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The Wrong Box
The Wrong Box Clergyman
(1966)
Cash on Demand
Cash on Demand Arthur Sanderson
(1961)

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 1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Grandfather
- Crossing the Floor (1996) ... Grandfather
 1993 Shadowlands
Taxi Driver Witness
 1992 Kinsey (TV Series)
Roy
- Drop Shot (1992) ... Roy
- Heads and Tails (1992) ... Roy
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Bob Wooley
- Love or Money (1992) ... Bob Wooley
 1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Radley
- Born Kicking (1992) ... Radley
 1991 Second Thoughts (TV Series)
Ted
- Found and Lost (1991) ... Ted
 1990 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
George
- Bigamy Blues (1990) ... George
 1990 After Henry (TV Series)
- Party Politics (1990)
 1989 Woof! (TV Series)
Mayor
- Heroes (1989) ... Mayor
 1987 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Man
- The Footpath (1987) ... Man
 1986 The Practice (TV Series)
Cyril Fielding
- Episode #2.3 (1986) ... Cyril Fielding
 1986 Buddy (TV Series)
Mr. Normington
- Blue Suede Shoes (1986) ... Mr. Normington
- Raining in My Heart (1986) ... Mr. Normington
- Crying, Waiting, Hoping (1986) ... Mr. Normington
 1985-1986 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Charlie Adams / Charles Adams
- What a Wonderful World (1986) ... Charlie Adams
- Daddy's girls (1985) ... Charles Adams
 1985 High and Dry (TV Series)
Frank Short
- Pilot (1985) ... Frank Short
 1985 One by One (TV Series)
Marcus Garnet
- It's All Done with Mirrors (1985) ... Marcus Garnet
- To Hear the Sea Maid's Music (1985) ... Marcus Garnet
 1985 Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (TV Series)
Man from British Rail
- The Taste of Money (1985) ... Man from British Rail
 1985 On Your Way Riley (TV Movie)
Frank
 1984 This Office Life (TV Movie)
Seeds
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Henry Bircher
- Black Carrion (1984) ... Henry Bircher
 1983 The Gaffer (TV Series)
Town Clerk
- Council of War (1983) ... Town Clerk
 1983 The Fourth Arm (TV Series)
Colonel Cole
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Colonel Cole
 1982 The Ghost Downstairs (TV Movie)
Mr. Morris
 1982 Break Point (TV Mini-Series)
Major Houghton-Jones
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Major Houghton-Jones
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Major Houghton-Jones
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Major Houghton-Jones
 1982 A Voyage Round My Father (TV Movie)
Ham
 1982 Legacy of Murder (TV Series)
Policeman
- Holy Smoke (1982) ... Policeman
 1981 The Adventure Game (TV Series)
Captain Acteon
- Episode #2.5 (1981) ... Captain Acteon
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Maurice Hanley
- The Long Tide of Surrender (1981) ... Sir Maurice Hanley
 1981 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Knowles
- A Private Place (1981) ... Knowles
 1979-1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Mr. Braithwaite / Mr Braithwaite
- Worzel's Birthday (1981) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- Choir Practice (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
- The Return of Dafthead (1980) ... Mr. Braithwaite
 1981 The Final Conflict
Dr. Philmore
 1981 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Brian Baker - Trade Union Official
- The Compassionate Society (1981) ... Brian Baker - Trade Union Official
 1980 To Serve Them All My Days (TV Mini-Series)
Alderman Blunt
- Part Ten (1980) ... Alderman Blunt
- Part Nine (1980) ... Alderman Blunt
- Part Seven (1980) ... Alderman Blunt
- Part Three (1980) ... Alderman Blunt
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Basil
- The Thirteenth Reunion (1980) ... Basil
 1978-1980 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Rob Benson / Farmer Benson
- Alarms & Excursions (1980) ... Rob Benson
- Attendant Problems (1978) ... Farmer Benson
 1980 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.3 (1980)
 1980 Take the High Road (TV Series)
Roger Primrose
 1978-1980 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.4 (1980)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
 1979 The Glums (TV Series)
Office manager
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... Office manager
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Gilbert
- Putting on the Ritz (1979) ... Gilbert
- The Vanishing Lady (1979) ... Gilbert
 1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Mr. Arrad
- Waldorf Salad (1979) ... Mr. Arrad
 1979 Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (TV Series)
Anthony Denham
- A Motive for Murder (1979) ... Anthony Denham
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Bilbo (voice)
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Morgan
- Assault Force (1978) ... Morgan
 1978 Life Begins at Forty (TV Series)
Dr. Gardiner
- Alarms and Excursions (1978) ... Dr. Gardiner
 1978 Margie and Me (TV Short)
Cheeseman
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Eddie
- The Bonus (1978) ... Eddie
 1978 The Medusa Touch
Father
 1978 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
- Chimpmates (1978)
 1978 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Joe Hibbert
- Episode #1.1788 (1978) ... Joe Hibbert
- Episode #1.1787 (1978) ... Joe Hibbert
 1977 Graham's Gang (TV Series)
Old Gentleman
- Cameraderie (1977) ... Old Gentleman
 1977 Miss Jones and Son (TV Series)
Dad
- Baptism Under Fire (1977) ... Dad
- A Kid for Three Fathers (1977) ... Dad
- From Here to Maternity (1977) ... Dad
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Sgt. Holly
- A Bad Night (1977) ... Sgt. Holly
 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Ken
- She: Carol (1977) ... Ken
 1977 The Mike Reid Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 Two's Company (TV Series)
Mr. Bunn
- The Rubbish (1977) ... Mr. Bunn
 1976-1977 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Leonard Chambers
- The Liasion Committee (1977) ... Leonard Chambers
- Rossi Keeps His Cool (1976) ... Leonard Chambers
- Brooklyn's Uncle (1976) ... Leonard Chambers
- Open Day (1976) ... Leonard Chambers
- Dear John (1976) ... Leonard Chambers
 1976 Angels (TV Series)
Henry Rudolfs
- A Woman of Poverty (1976) ... Henry Rudolfs
 1976 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mr. Fletcher
- June's Day in Bed (1976) ... Mr. Fletcher
 1976 The Chiffy Kids (TV Series)
Farmer
- Pot Luck (1976) ... Farmer
 1975 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Vicar
 1974-1975 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #14.8 (1975)
- Episode #13.9 (1974)
 1975 Public Eye (TV Series)
Arthur Biddle
- Lifer (1975) ... Arthur Biddle
 1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Garfield Lawrence
- Saboteur: Part 1 (1975) ... Garfield Lawrence
 1974 Marked Personal (TV Series)
Lionel Mottram
- Episode #1.78 (1974) ... Lionel Mottram
- Episode #1.77 (1974) ... Lionel Mottram
 1974 Bless This House (TV Series)
Vet
- Money Is the Root Of... (1974) ... Vet
 1973 Armchair 30 (TV Series)
Agency Man
- Ross Evan's Story (1973) ... Agency Man
 1973 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Rundle
- The Outcast (1973) ... Rundle
 1973 Up the Workers (TV Series)
Sid Stubbins
 1973 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1973)
 1969-1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Stanley Nicholson / Walter / Father
- Reckoning Day (1973) ... Stanley Nicholson
- The Wedding Gift (1971) ... Walter
- Takeover (1969) ... Father
 1973 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Harold Reynolds
- Water Under the Bridge (1973) ... Harold Reynolds
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Inspector Trent
- The Looting of the Species Room (1973) ... Inspector Trent
 1973 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Mr. Craven
- How to Handle a Woman (1973) ... Mr. Craven
 1970-1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Inspector Street / Dad
- Mind Your Own Business (1970) ... Dad
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Brooks
- Going, Going... (1973) ... Brooks
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
Mr. Sweeting
- Joint Assignment (1972) ... Mr. Sweeting
 1972 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Ambrose
- Arthur Is Dead (1972) ... Ambrose
 1972 Get Charlie Tully
Warder Burke
 1972 Turnbull's Finest Half-Hour (TV Series)
Harold Hudson
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Harold Hudson
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Arthur Pendlebury
- Tonight We Meet Arthur Pendlebury (1972) ... Arthur Pendlebury
 1972 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Landlord
- Holiday in Bournemouth (1972) ... Landlord
 1972 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Mr. Granger
- Clarky Leaves (1972) ... Mr. Granger
 1972 Young Winston
Party Chairman
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Post office man
- Interference (1972) ... Post office man
 1972 The Organization (TV Series)
Ken Grist
- Ken Grist and Eve (1972) ... Ken Grist
- Mr Pershore and Ken Grist (1972) ... Ken Grist
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Fields
- It's Too Bad About Auntie (1972) ... Det. Insp. Fields
 1972 Doomwatch
Brewer
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Inspector Freeman
- Knightmare (1971) ... Inspector Freeman
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
Harry Beardsley
- I Can See Your Lips Move (1971) ... Harry Beardsley
 1971 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Tomkins
- Aberration (1971) ... Tomkins
 1971 Hands of the Ripper
Police Inspector
 1971 Please Sir!
Reynolds
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
Henryson
- I Want You to Understand Me (1971) ... Henryson
 1971 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Trevor Couch
- The Naked Truth (1971) ... Trevor Couch
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Proud
- Paper Chase (1971) ... Proud
 1971 Budgie (TV Series)
Inspector Upton
- A Pair of Charlies (1971) ... Inspector Upton
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Knockholt
- A Quiet Place in the Country (1971) ... Knockholt
 1971 Long Ago, Tomorrow
Dr. Mathews
 1970 All at Sea
Mr. Danvers
 1970 Put Out More Flags (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Bentley
 1970 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Dryson / Bank Manager
- Without Prejudice (1970) ... Mr. Dryson
- Men of Property (1970) ... Bank Manager
 1970 The Mating Machine (TV Series)
Monty
 1970 The Virgin and the Gypsy
Uncle Fred
 1964-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Walter / Charles Lincoln
- Up Among the Cuckoos (1970) ... Walter
- The Trial of Dr. Fancy (1964) ... Charles Lincoln
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Drayton
- The Ghost of Mary Burnham (1970) ... Drayton
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Elliot
- But What a Sweet Little Room (1969) ... Elliot
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Sergeant Hooper
 1969 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Harold Milton
- The Brimstone Man (1969) ... Harold Milton
 1969 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Arthur Low
- A Casual Affair (1969) ... Arthur Low
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Training Sergeant (uncredited)
 1968 The Limbo Line
John Chivers
 1966-1968 Harry Worth (TV Series)
Dr. Swinson / Mr. Keenan / Mr. Varley / ...
- Match of the Day (1968) ... Dr. Swinson
- Money to Burn (1968) ... Mr. Keenan
- What Ails You? (1967) ... Mr. Varley
- Move Man Move (1966) ... Fishwick
 1963-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Mr. Spode / Insp. Mitchell / Weems / ...
- The Organisation Man (1968) ... Mr. Spode
- The Best Laid Schemes (1968) ... Insp. Mitchell
- The Frightened Inn-Keeper (1965) ... Weems
- The Well Meaning Mayor (1963) ... George Hackett
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
Copperfield
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Harry
- The Pub Fighter (1968) ... Harry
 1968 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson 1 and 2
- Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen (1968) ... Mr. Jackson 1 and 2
 1959-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Uncle George / Henry Williams / Ronald Bradshaw / ...
- Nice to Have You Back (1967) ... Henry Williams
- The First Thing You Think Of (1966) ... Ronald Bradshaw
- The Tormentors (1966) ... Dr. McTaggart
- A Lily in Little India (1962) ... George Bland
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Bob Lord
- A Cup of Tea with the Fullers (1967) ... Bob Lord
 1962-1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Prebble / Frank Burroughs / Lowther / ...
- Standard Procedure: Part 2 (1967) ... Prebble
- Standard Procedure: Part 1 (1967) ... Prebble
- Checkmate (1965) ... Frank Burroughs
- A Place of Safety (1964) ... Lowther
- Jail Break (1962) ... Smith
 1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Inspector Macauley
- Roundabout (1967) ... Inspector Macauley
 1966 End in Tears (TV Movie)
 1966 Hugh and I (TV Series)
- Arabian Knights (1966)
 1965-1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Arthur Johnson / Insp. Cartwright
- The Killing (1966) ... Arthur Johnson
- Pom-Pom (1965) ... Insp. Cartwright
 1966 The Wrong Box
Clergyman
 1966 Mrs Thursday (TV Series)
Alfred Budge
- Honesty Is the Best Policy (1966) ... Alfred Budge
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
William Oaks
- A Man Like That (1966) ... William Oaks
 1966 Gypsy Girl
Cheeseman
 1965 The Avengers (TV Series)
Croft
- Silent Dust (1965) ... Croft
 1965 Blackmail (TV Series)
Henry Cobb
- Cobb (1965) ... Henry Cobb
 1965 Here's Harry (TV Series)
- The Tonic (1965)
 1965 It's Not Me: It's Them! (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Partridge
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... Mr. Partridge
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... Mr. Partridge
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... Mr. Partridge
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... Mr. Partridge
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... Mr. Partridge
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Arthur Green
- Put Them Away for Keeps (1965) ... Arthur Green
 1965 The Hill
Commandant
 1965 The Bed-Sit Girl (TV Series)
- The Air Hostess (1965)
 1964 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1964)
 1964 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Supt. Fred Lee
- To Catch a Tiger (1964) ... Supt. Fred Lee
 1964 The Black Torment
Harris
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Harry Lancaster
- The Cure for Love (1964) ... Harry Lancaster
 1964 First Men in the Moon
Stuart
 1964 Contest Girl
Mr. Freeman
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Mr Pile / Father
- Drama '64: The Brick Umbrella (1964) ... Mr Pile
- Studio '64: The Close Prisoner (1964) ... Father
 1964 The Bargee
Waterways Supervisor
 1964 The Protectors (TV Series)
Barnaby
- No Forwarding Address (1964) ... Barnaby
 1964 Agent 8 3/4
Employment Exchange Clerk (uncredited)
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Mr. Pitt
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
Cacheri
- The Inheritance (1963) ... Cacheri
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Harold Davis
 1963 The Cracksman
Policeman
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Arnold Ramussen
- Trial Run (1963) ... Arnold Ramussen
 1963 Maniac
Salon
 1963 August for the People (TV Movie)
Mr. Bolt
 1963 The Punch and Judy Man
Committee Man
 1963 The Mind Benders
Aubrey
 1962 In Search of the Castaways
Senior Yacht Guard
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Rogers / 2nd Old man
- Nuncle (1962) ... Tom Rogers
- The Jokers (1962) ... 2nd Old man
 1962 Term of Trial
Mr. Taylor
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn
Doctor
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
The Gunsmith
- Assassin (1961) ... The Gunsmith
 1961 Hamlet (TV Series)
Gravedigger
- The Dread Command: The Readiness Is All (1961) ... Gravedigger
 1961 Cash on Demand
Arthur Sanderson
 1961 Victim
Harold Doe
 1960-1961 Boyd Q.C. (TV Series)
Police Sergeant / Mr. West
- The Season of the Year (1961) ... Police Sergeant
- The Time of Day (1960) ... Mr. West
 1961 Whistle Down the Wind
Eddie
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Travers, Senior British Officer
 1961 The Secret Partner
Ralph Beldon
 1960 Man in the Moon
Herbert
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Weaver
 1960 The Angry Silence
Roberts
 1959 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Policeman
- Episode #1.255 (1959) ... Policeman
 1959 The Eustace Diamonds (TV Series)
Hotel manager
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Hotel manager
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Constable
- Episode #1.9 (1958) ... Constable
 1958 The Black Arrow (TV Series)
Landlord
- The Arrow Strikes (1958) ... Landlord
 1957 A Woman of Property (TV Movie)
Clerk of the court
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Butterworth, Kenilworth Castle usher
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Butterworth, Kenilworth Castle usher
 1956 Whack-O! (TV Series)
S.A. Smallpiece
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... S.A. Smallpiece
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... S.A. Smallpiece
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... S.A. Smallpiece
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... S.A. Smallpiece
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... S.A. Smallpiece
 1954 An Inspector Calls
Foreman Jones-Collins (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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1953: "The Way of the World" by William Congreve. Theatre Royal, Brighton. Cast list included; Eric Porter, John Gielgud, Paul Scofield, Richard Wordsworth, Brewster Mason, Peter Sallis, Pauline Jameson, Eileen Herlie, Pamela Brown, Margaret Rutherford and Norman Bird. Directed by John Gielgud. See more »

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