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Tony Osoba


Tony Osoba was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has become a familiar face to TV audiences in a career spanning more than 30 years. Tony joined the RSAMD at the age of 18 in Glasgow. His breakthrough role came in 1974 when he starred opposite Ronnie Barker in the popular BBC sitcom 'Porridge'. Tony played in-mate Jock McLaren throughout the 3 ... See full bio »
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 2013/I Roots (Short)
Scientist
 2013 A Voice to Die For (Short)
The Interceptor
 2011 The Shadow Line (TV Mini-Series)
Duty Solicitor
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Duty Solicitor
 1989-2009 The Bill (TV Series)
Charlie Dokes / Lynagh / Fayoud
- Conviction: Cover Up (2009) ... Charlie Dokes
- All for One (1998) ... Lynagh
- The Price You Pay (1989) ... Fayoud
 2008 Hollyoaks (TV Series)
Superintendent Smith
- Episode #1.2239 (2008) ... Superintendent Smith
 2007 Tanner
Archie Richmond
 2004 If... (TV Series)
Consultant
- If... It Was a Woman's World (2004) ... Consultant
 2004 Revolver (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (2004) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Various Characters
 2003 EastEnders: Perfectly Frank (TV Movie)
Ray Taylor
 2003 Casualty (TV Series)
Colin Reeves
- End of the Line: Part 2 (2003) ... Colin Reeves
 2002-2003 Dinotopia (TV Series)
Branko
- Crossroads (2003) ... Branko
- The Cure: Part 1 (2003) ... Branko
- Lost and Found (2003) ... Branko
- Marooned (2002) ... Branko
 2002-2003 Mersey Beat (TV Series)
Mack
- Only the Lonely (2003) ... Mack
- Under the Cosh (2002) ... Mack
- The Good Lord Giveth (2002) ... Mack
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Andrew Wallace
- Deathwatch: Part 2 (2002) ... Andrew Wallace
- Deathwatch: Part 1 (2002) ... Andrew Wallace (uncredited)
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Roger Wilson
- Poison Climber (2002) ... Roger Wilson
 2002 Fran's People (TV Series)
Marvin McNicol
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... Marvin McNicol
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... Marvin McNicol
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Marvin McNicol
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Marvin McNicol
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Marvin McNicol
 2001 Bridgeman (TV Short)
Michael Bridgeman
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Movie)
Sultan Badr Al-Din
 1999 Taggart (TV Series)
Dave Caffrey
- Fearful Lightning (1999) ... Dave Caffrey
 1999 Holby City (TV Series)
PC Kennedy
- Staying Alive: Part 2 (1999) ... PC Kennedy
 1998 The Demon Headmaster (TV Series)
Mr. Smith / Smith
- Episode #3.6 (1998) ... Mr. Smith
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... Mr. Smith
- Episode #3.4 (1998) ... Mr. Smith
- Episode #3.3 (1998) ... Mr. Smith
- Episode #3.2 (1998) ... Mr. Smith
 1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Flores
- Post War (1997) ... Colonel Flores
- The War (1997) ... Colonel Flores
 1997 Bugs (TV Series)
Security Chief
- Renegades (1997) ... Security Chief
 1995 Crown Prosecutor (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Episode #1.9 (1995) ... Magistrate
 1994 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Customs Officer
- Foxtrot Oscar (1994) ... Customs Officer
 1994 Lie Down with Lions (TV Movie)
Lodo
 1992 The Guilty (TV Movie)
Inspector Atkinson
 1992 Resnick: Lonely Hearts (TV Movie)
Anthony Hugo
 1992 Moon and Son (TV Series)
 1992 The Golden Years (TV Movie)
Xicotenga
 1991 Watt on Earth (TV Series)
Mr. Burrows
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Mr. Burrows
 1982-1990 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Peter Ingram / Wesley McGregor
- Episode #1.3108 (1990) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3107 (1990) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3106 (1990) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3104 (1990) ... Peter Ingram
- Episode #1.3043 (1990) ... Peter Ingram
 1990 Making News (TV Series)
Freddie
- Yes, We Have No Secrets (1990) ... Freddie
- Three Kinds of Poison (1990) ... Freddie
- Line of Fire (1990) ... Freddie
- Conspiracy (1990) ... Freddie
- The Border Limo (1990) ... Freddie
 1989 Snakes and Ladders (TV Series)
DC McCullough
 1989 Storyboard (TV Series)
Sound man
- Making News (1989) ... Sound man
 1988 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
The Sicilian
- Lenny Henry Christmas Show (1988) ... The Sicilian
 1988 Gruey (TV Series)
David Byrne
 1987 Bureaucracy of Love (TV Movie)
Barrett
 1986 Scotch & Wry (Video)
Various
 1986 Return to Treasure Island (TV Series)
Joe
- The Map (1986) ... Joe
 1984 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Barry Fines
- Hustle Bustle Toil and Muscle (1984) ... Barry Fines
 1984 Brookside (TV Series)
Bookie
- Going for Good (1984) ... Bookie
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Eddie McCord
- Come Out Fighting (1983) ... Eddie McCord
 1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.2 (1983) ... Various
- Episode #2.1 (1983) ... Various
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Marsyas
- 128 BC (1983) ... Marsyas
- 145 BC (1983) ... Marsyas
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie)
1st Security Guard
 1982 Educating Marmalade (TV Series)
Caretaker
- Cringe Hill (1982) ... Caretaker
 1982 The Final Option
Terrorist
 1981-1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Dr. Hartley / Police Officer
- The Skeleton Key (1982) ... Dr. Hartley
- The Boy Who Talked with Animals (1981) ... Police Officer
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mannie
- The Reunion (1982) ... Mannie
 1981 The Flame Trees of Thika (TV Mini-Series)
Ahmed
- Safari (1981) ... Ahmed
- Happy New Year (1981) ... Ahmed
 1980 Minder (TV Series)
Pearce
- All Mod Cons (1980) ... Pearce
 1980 Can We Get on Now, Please? (TV Series)
Neighbour's Husband
- The Underdog (1980) ... Neighbour's Husband
 1979-1980 Charles Endell, Esq (TV Series)
Hamish MacIntyre Jr
- If You Can't Join 'Em Beat 'Em (1980) ... Hamish MacIntyre Jr
- Stuff Me a Flamingo (1980) ... Hamish MacIntyre Jr
- The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Endell (1979) ... Hamish MacIntyre Jr
- Slaughter on Piano Street (1979) ... Hamish MacIntyre Jr
- As One Door Closes Another Slams in Your Face (1979) ... Hamish MacIntyre Jr
 1979 Game for Vultures
Daniel Batten
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Abbo
- Rogue's Gallery (1978) ... Abbo
 1978 Mixed Blessings (TV Series)
Charlie
- You Haven't Got Much, Have You? (1978) ... Charlie
 1978 A Life at Stake (TV Series)
 1978 The Professionals (TV Series)
Handsome Negro
- Stake Out (1978) ... Handsome Negro
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
McLaren
- Going Home (1978) ... McLaren
 1974-1977 Porridge (TV Series)
McLaren
- Rough Justice (1977) ... McLaren
- Poetic Justice (1977) ... McLaren
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
1st Security Guard
- Space Warp (1976) ... 1st Security Guard
 1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Det. Con. Dunlop
- Incorrigible Rogue: Part 3 (1976) ... Det. Con. Dunlop
- Incorrigible Rogue: Part 2 (1976) ... Det. Con. Dunlop
- Incorrigible Rogue (1976) ... Det. Con. Dunlop
 1976 Pure as a Lily
Othello
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Leonard
- A Rich and Beautiful Empire (1975) ... Leonard
 1974 Antony and Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Cleopatra's Servant
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Titus Andronicus," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Colin Blakely, John Wood, Patrick Stewart, Tim Pigott-Smith, Gareth Hunt, Jonathan Kent, Judy Geeson, Mark Dignam, Patrick Godfrey, Margaret Whiting, and Geoffrey Hutchings in the ... See more »

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