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Paul Eddington (1927–1995)


Paul Eddington was a tall, debonair actor who achieved international success in the 1970s with Good Neighbors (1975), a popular television series about a young couple farming their backyard in a London suburb. He played the supporting role of neighbor Jerry Leadbetter. It was the hit comedy series Yes Minister (1980), later called Yes, Prime ... See full bio »

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Known For

Yes, Prime Minister
Yes, Prime Minister James Hacker
(1986-1988)
Yes Minister
Yes Minister James Hacker
(1980-1984)
Good Neighbors
Good Neighbors Jerry Leadbetter
(1975-1978)
Let There Be Love
Let There Be Love Timothy Love
(1982-1983)

Filmography

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 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie)
Badger (voice)
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Justice Shallow
- Henry IV (1995) ... Justice Shallow
 1992 The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series)
Richard
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Richard
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Richard
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Richard
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Richard
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
Guy Wheeler
- The Wrong Goodbye (1989) ... Guy Wheeler
 1986-1988 Yes, Prime Minister (TV Series)
James Hacker
- The Tangled Web (1988) ... James Hacker
- The National Education Service (1988) ... James Hacker
- The Patron of the Arts (1988) ... James Hacker
- Power to the People (1988) ... James Hacker
- A Conflict of Interest (1987) ... James Hacker
 1986 Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (TV Movie)
Reverend Leonard Clement
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
White Rabbit
- A Mad Tea Party and the Queen's Croquet Ground (1985) ... White Rabbit (voice)
- Down the Rabbit Hole and the Pool of Tears (1985) ... White Rabbit (voice)
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
David Bliss
 1980-1984 Yes Minister (TV Series)
James Hacker
- Party Games (1984) ... James Hacker
- The Middle-Class Rip-Off (1982) ... James Hacker
- The Whisky Priest (1982) ... James Hacker
- The Bed of Nails (1982) ... James Hacker
- The Moral Dimension (1982) ... James Hacker
 1982-1983 Let There Be Love (TV Series)
Timothy Love
- Love Me, Love My Dog (1983) ... Timothy Love
- Spilling the Beans (1983) ... Timothy Love
- If the Nightie Fits (1983) ... Timothy Love
- Love in Bloom (1983) ... Timothy Love
- Fool's Mate (1983) ... Timothy Love
 1982 Outside Edge (TV Movie)
Roger
 1970-1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry Dudley / Richard
- Sin with Our Permission (1981) ... Harry Dudley
- Brother and Sister (1970) ... Richard
 1975-1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Jerry Leadbetter
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... Jerry Leadbetter
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... Jerry Leadbetter
- Anniversary (1977) ... Jerry Leadbetter
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... Jerry Leadbetter
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... Jerry Leadbetter
 1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Theatre Patron
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... Theatre Patron
 1977 Jubilee (TV Series)
Mr. Mitchell
- Cinderella CND (1977) ... Mr. Mitchell
 1977 Get Some In! (TV Series)
Squadron Leader Bush
- End of Basic Training (1977) ... Squadron Leader Bush
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Varley
- Goodbye (1975) ... Varley
 1974 Special Branch (TV Series)
Strand
- Downwind of Angels (1974) ... Strand
- Diversion (1974) ... Strand
- Intercept (1974) ... Strand
- Date of Birth (1974) ... Strand
- Entente Cordiale (1974) ... Strand
 1974 To Sir, with Love (TV Movie)
Moran
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Plekhanov
- Absolute Beginners (1974) ... Plekhanov
 1973 Baxter!
Mr. Rawling
 1971-1973 Justice (TV Series)
Kendall Blumenthal / Cooper
- Malicious Damage (1973) ... Kendall Blumenthal
- A Nice Straightforward Treason (1971) ... Cooper
 1973 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Charlesworth
- Make It a Million (1973) ... Charlesworth
 1972 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Wolf Gebhardt
- The Adventurer (1972) ... Wolf Gebhardt
 1967-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Vandenburgh / Ormston / Steve Leeds
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Vandenburgh
- The Prime Minister's Daughter (1970) ... Ormston
- England My England (1967) ... Steve Leeds
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Harvey Percival
- Bernie (1972) ... Harvey Percival
- George (1972) ... Harvey Percival
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Paul Bordone / Lyov / Inspector
- The Rose Garden (1972) ... Paul Bordone
- The Last Journey (1972) ... Lyov
- Time Lock (1972) ... Inspector
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Clive Kempson
- A Mug Like Me (1972) ... Clive Kempson
- Nobody Gets in My Way (1972) ... Clive Kempson
- The Knacker's Yard (1972) ... Clive Kempson
 1972 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Driscoll
- Lorna: Part 2 (1972) ... Driscoll
- Lorna: Part 1 (1972) ... Driscoll
 1971 Suspicion (TV Series)
Richard Belman
- Plain Jane (1971) ... Richard Belman
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Hamer
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
Astor Harris
- The Big Package (1971) ... Astor Harris
- Survival of the Creeps (1971) ... Astor Harris
- Comrades in Arms (1971) ... Astor Harris
- The Little White Lady (1971) ... Astor Harris
- The Old School Noose (1971) ... Astor Harris
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Willy
- The Nineteenth Hole (1971) ... Willy
 1971 Catweazle (TV Series)
Vandanti
- The Heavenly Twins (1971) ... Vandanti
 1970 Ryan International (TV Series)
Monsieur Blanck
- Dragon's Teeth (1970) ... Monsieur Blanck
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Sladen
- The Wife Factor (1970) ... Oliver Sladen
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Reynolds
- The Red Sky (1970) ... Reynolds
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Joseph Hordern
- The Biggest Borrower of All (1969) ... Joseph Hordern
 1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Klein
- Autokill (1969) ... Klein
 1968 Frontier (TV Series)
Hamilton Lovelace
- The Whole Truth (1968) ... Hamilton Lovelace
- Duel of Honour (1968) ... Hamilton Lovelace
- Mutiny (1968) ... Hamilton Lovelace
- Outpost (1968) ... Hamilton Lovelace
- His Lordship (1968) ... Hamilton Lovelace
 1968 The Devil Rides Out
Richard Eaton
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Cobb
- Arrival (1967) ... Cobb
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Tim Phipps-Arnold
- Quick on the Takeover (1967) ... Tim Phipps-Arnold
 1963-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Beaumont / Richard Marling
- Something Nasty in the Nursery (1967) ... Beaumont
- Immortal Clay (1963) ... Richard Marling
 1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Captain Schulman
- I Am Afraid You Have the Wrong Number (1966) ... Captain Schulman
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
George Noble
- Johnson Over Jordan (1965) ... George Noble
 1964 Ring of Treason
Johnnie (uncredited)
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Dr. Stampini
- Recoil (1964) ... Dr. Stampini
 1963 The Spread of the Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Marcus Brutus
- The Revenge: Julius Caesar Acts 4 and 5 (1963) ... Marcus Brutus
- The Colossus: Julius Caesar Acts 1 and 2 (1963) ... Marcus Brutus
 1963 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
John Somerville
- The Hidden Witness (1963) ... John Somerville
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Stan Ferris
- Act of Vengeance (1963) ... Stan Ferris
 1962 Out of This World (TV Series)
Joe Manx
- Target Generation (1962) ... Joe Manx
 1962 The Cheaters (TV Series)
Simpson
- Carnival Case (1962) ... Simpson
 1961 The Escape of R.D.7 (TV Series)
Michael Rabinowitz
- A Matter of Business (1961) ... Michael Rabinowitz
- The Trap (1961) ... Michael Rabinowitz
 1961 The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series)
Col. Downs
- The Face of Genius (1961) ... Col. Downs
 1957-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Harry / Major Blent
- The Jackpot Question (1961) ... Harry
- The Queen's Husband (1957) ... Major Blent
 1961 Top Secret (TV Series)
Victor Chambi
- Vendetta (1961) ... Victor Chambi
 1959-1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Alec Felson / Sandy Tyrell / Vincent
- Negative Evidence (1961) ... Alec Felson
- Hay Fever (1960) ... Sandy Tyrell
- Deep and Crisp and Even (1959) ... Vincent
 1960 The Man Who Was Nobody
Franz Reuter
 1960 Maigret (TV Series)
Harry Brown
- Liberty Bar (1960) ... Harry Brown
 1956-1960 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Will Scarlett / Captain / Lieutenant / ...
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Will Scarlett
- Bride for an Outlaw (1960) ... Will Scarlett
- The Pharoah Stones (1960) ... Will Scarlett
- A Race Against Time (1960) ... Will Scarlett
- The Edge and the Point (1960) ... Will Scarlett
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Franz Reuter
- The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) ... Franz Reuter
 1960 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
John Elliott
- The Shop at Sly Corner (1960) ... John Elliott
 1960 The Days of Vengeance (TV Series)
Power
- A Bunch of Red Roses (1960) ... Power
- Book of Lamentations (1960) ... Power
- The Full Treatment (1960) ... Power
- Goodbye, Dolly Gray (1960) ... Power
 1960 Knight Errant Limited (TV Series)
Tony Chatsworth
- Room for Doubt (1960) ... Tony Chatsworth
 1960 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Rustie
- Crack-Up (1960) ... Rustie
 1959-1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Benny Cohen / Babe
- Episode #1.21 (1960) ... Benny Cohen
- Episode #1.11 (1959) ... Babe
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Mike McGrath
- The Thousand Mile Alibi (1960) ... Mike McGrath
 1959 Desert Mice
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1956-1959 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mr. Birch / PC Tom Carr
- A Question of Decibels (1959) ... Mr. Birch
- The Rotten Apple (1956) ... PC Tom Carr
 1959 Jet Storm
Victor Tracer
 1959 The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull (TV Series)
Harry, another Soho type
- A Clubbable Man (1959) ... Harry, another Soho type
 1959 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Selwyn Roberts
- High Fidelity (1959) ... Selwyn Roberts
 1958 Ivanhoe (TV Series)
Robber Chief
- The Widow of Woodcote (1958) ... Robber Chief
 1958 The Diary of Samuel Pepys (TV Mini-Series)
Sir William Coventry / William Coventry
- Episode #1.14 (1958) ... Sir William Coventry
- Episode #1.13 (1958) ... Sir William Coventry
- Episode #1.12 (1958) ... Sir William Coventry
- Episode #1.11 (1958) ... Sir William Coventry
- Episode #1.10 (1958) ... Sir William Coventry
 1958 Shut Out the Night (TV Movie)
Lister
 1957 Rupert of Hentzau (TV Movie)
Count Luzau-Rischenheim
 1957 The First Mrs. Fraser (TV Movie)
Ninian Fraser
 1955-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
David / The Hon. Willoughby Speake / Arthur Varwell
- Quartet (1957) ... David
- The Makepeace Story #1: The Ruthless Destiny (1955) ... The Hon. Willoughby Speake
- Yellow Sands (1955) ... Arthur Varwell
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Capt. La Forte
- Cutlass Wedding (1957) ... Capt. La Forte
 1957 Kenilworth (TV Series)
Edmund Tressilian
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... Edmund Tressilian
- Episode #1.5 (1957) ... Edmund Tressilian
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... Edmund Tressilian
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Edmund Tressilian
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... Edmund Tressilian
 1957 Sword of Freedom (TV Series)
Alfonso
- The Eye of the Artist (1957) ... Alfonso
 1956 Panic in the Parlor
Bearded Sailor (uncredited)
 1956 Alf's Dream (TV Movie)
Flurry, Bill
 1956 And Then There Were None (TV Short)
The Hon. Esmond Delahaye
 1956 The Secret of the Forest
Museum tour leader (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Annabel (TV Series)
Alan Teniers
- Trouble for Company (1956) ... Alan Teniers
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Other Works:

He acted in Harold Pinter's play, "No Man's Land" at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Harold Pinter in the cast. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

A journalist once asked me what I would like my epitaph to be and I said I think I would like it to be 'He did very little harm'. And that's not easy -- most people seem to me to do a great deal of harm. If I could be remembered as having done very little, that would suit me. See more »

Trivia:

Four children with Patricia Scott: actor Toby Eddington (born 1954), Hugo, Dominic and Gemma. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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