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Ian Lavender attended Bournville Technical College in the West Midlands and then studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He graduated in 1967. Acting on the stage at Canterbury followed and his first television work was the ATV play "Flowers At My Feet" in 1968. He then became the youngest cast member of Dad's Army (1968), working with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dad's Army
Dad's Army Pte. Frank Pike
(1968-1977)
Dad's Army
Dad's Army Pte. Pike
(1971)
Carry on Behind
Carry on Behind Joe Baxter
(1975)
Come Back Mrs. Noah
Come Back Mrs. Noah Clive Cunliffe
(1977-1978)

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 2001-2017 EastEnders (TV Series)
Derek / Derek Harkinson
- Episode dated 27 July 2017 (2017) ... Derek Harkinson
- Episode dated 6 July 2017 (2017) ... Derek Harkinson
- Episode dated 3 July 2017 (2017) ... Derek Harkinson
- Episode dated 30 June 2017 (2017) ... Derek Harkinson
- Episode dated 29 June 2017 (2017) ... Derek Harkinson
 2014 That Day We Sang (TV Movie)
Commissionaire
 2014 Stella (TV Series)
Keith Jackson
- Episode #3.11 (2014) ... Keith Jackson
 2014 Holby City (TV Series)
Norman Lodge
- Intuition (2014) ... Norman Lodge
 2000-2011 Doctors (TV Series)
Rowland Beckley / Peter Rogers / Trevor Barnstaple / ...
- Quarantine (2011) ... Rowland Beckley
- Bad Boys (2007) ... Peter Rogers
- Off the Shelf (2005) ... Trevor Barnstaple
- A Friend in Need (2000) ... Ian Bardwell
 2009 The Legend of Dick and Dom (TV Series)
Nervous Priest
- Rock Hard (2009) ... Nervous Priest
 1999-2008 Casualty (TV Series)
Gordon Cunningham / Benny Jenkins
- The Great Pretenders (2008) ... Gordon Cunningham
- Close Encounters (2007) ... Gordon Cunningham
- Benny & the Vets: Part Two (1999) ... Benny Jenkins
- Benny & the Vets: Part One (1999) ... Benny Jenkins
 1998 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series)
Michael Sparrow
- My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1998) ... Michael Sparrow
 1998 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Mr. Neville
- A Child I Dreamed (1998) ... Mr. Neville
 1995 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series)
the Security Representative
- Hyacinth Is Alarmed (1995) ... the Security Representative
 1990 Cluedo (TV Series)
Professor Plum
- Christmas Past, Christmas Present (1990) ... Professor Plum
 1988 PC Pinkerton (TV Series)
- On Your Bikes (1988) ... (voice)
- Picnic (1988) ... (voice)
- Behind the Scenes (1988) ... (voice)
- Nearly Late (1988) ... (voice)
- Hide and Seek (1988) ... (voice)
 1986 God's Chosen Car Park (TV Movie)
Gordon Hopper
 1985 Behind Enemy Lines (TV Movie)
Col. Lumsden-Smith
 1984 The Mating Call (TV Movie)
Jonathan Grant
 1984 The Hello Goodbye Man (TV Series)
Denis Ailing
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Denis Ailing
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Denis Ailing
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Denis Ailing
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Denis Ailing
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Denis Ailing
 1982 Yes Minister (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Cartwright
- The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1982) ... Dr. Richard Cartwright
- The Challenge (1982) ... Dr. Richard Cartwright
 1982 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Various
 1981 Have I Got You... Where You Want Me (TV Series)
Tom
- The Proposal (1981) ... Tom
- The Visit (1981) ... Tom
- The Exchange (1981) ... Tom
 1979 The Glums (TV Series)
Ron
- Episode #2.8 (1979) ... Ron
- Episode #2.7 (1979) ... Ron
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Ron
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... Ron
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... Ron
 1977-1978 Come Back Mrs. Noah (TV Series)
Clive Cunliffe
- The Last Chance (1978) ... Clive Cunliffe
- The Housing Problem (1978) ... Clive Cunliffe
- Who Goes Home? (1978) ... Clive Cunliffe
- To the Rescue (1978) ... Clive Cunliffe
- In Orbit (1978) ... Clive Cunliffe
 1968-1977 Dad's Army (TV Series)
Pte. Frank Pike
- Never Too Old (1977) ... Pte. Frank Pike
- Number Engaged (1977) ... Pte. Frank Pike
- The Miser's Hoard (1977) ... Pte. Frank Pike
- Knights of Madness (1977) ... Pte. Frank Pike
- The Making of Private Pike (1977) ... Pte. Frank Pike
 1977 Mr. Big (TV Series)
Ginger
- Vote for Rocksburgh (1977) ... Ginger
- The Squatters (1977) ... Ginger
- Easy Money (1977) ... Ginger
- The Great Betting Shop Swindle (1977) ... Ginger
- The Sheiks (1977) ... Ginger
 1975 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Platt
- Stand Up and Be Counted (1975) ... Platt
 1974 Man About the House (TV Series)
Mark
- While the Cat's Away (1974) ... Mark
 1973 The Village Concert (TV Movie)
 1968-1972 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Private Frank Pike - Dad's Army segment / Private Pike - Dad's Army segment / Private Frank Pike
- Episode dated 25 December 1972 (1972) ... Private Pike - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1970 (1970) ... Private Frank Pike - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1969 (1969) ... Private Frank Pike - Dad's Army segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1968 (1968) ... Private Frank Pike
 1971 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Captain Bligh's Crewman
- Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Captain Bligh's Crewman
 1969 Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
The Pardoner's Tale Boy
- The Friar's Tale/The Pardoner's Tale (1969) ... The Pardoner's Tale Boy
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Donny Claythorpe
- Dear Old Golden Rule Days...: Part 2 (1969) ... Donny Claythorpe
- Dear Old Golden Rule Days...: Part 1 (1969) ... Donny Claythorpe
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Joseph
- Smoke Screen (1969) ... Joseph
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
David Thompson
- Flowers at My Feet (1968) ... David Thompson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Charles Lawrence's play, "My Fat Friend", at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, Kent, England with Hayley Mills in the cast. Patrick Lau was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's amazing that there are children watching this (Dad's Army (1968)) now whose parents were not born when we started. But it's because it's so funny, and all the family can watch it, your sick granny, the kids, everyone. See more »

Trivia:

Younger brother of Edward Lavender (b. 1939). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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