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Lance Percival (1933–2015)

Lance Percival was born on July 26, 1933 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England as John Lancelot Blades Percival. He was an actor and writer, known for Yellow Submarine (1968), Darling Lili (1970) and The Lance Percival Show (1965). He died on January 6, 2015 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine Old Fred
Darling Lili
Darling Lili T.C. Carstairs
The Lance Percival Show
Too Late the Hero
Too Late the Hero Cpl. McLean


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (53 credits)
 1990 Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie)
Beresford Mount, Prince's Private Secretary
 1989 Bluebirds (TV Series)
- Trapped (1989) ... Proudfoot
- Hostages (1989) ... Proudfoot
- Fire (1989) ... Proudfoot
- Betrayal (1989) ... Proudfoot
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Colonel Soddem
- Roxanne (1985) ... Colonel Soddem
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
- Royal Visit (1983) ... Signalman
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Jake Rivere
- The Mayfly Dance (1980) ... Jake Rivere
 1979 Quincy's Quest
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Lloyd Johnson
- Queen's Pardon (1978) ... Lloyd Johnson
 1978 Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Jake Fletcher
 1978 The Water Babies
Terence the Sea Horse (voice)
 1976 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1976)
 1972-1974 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Bandleader / Racing Commentator on TV
- A Piece of Cake: Christmas Special (1974) ... Bandleader (uncredited)
- Pilot (1972) ... Racing Commentator on TV (uncredited)
 1974 The Boy with Two Heads (TV Series)
Stanley Thornton
- The Mysterious Box (1974) ... Stanley Thornton
- The Secret Cave (1974) ... Stanley Thornton
- The Magic Football (1974) ... Stanley Thornton
- Farewell to Chico (1974) ... Stanley Thornton
- Chico makes the Rain (1974) ... Stanley Thornton
 1973 Up the Workers (TV Series)
Bernard Peck
 1972-1973 Who Do You Do (TV Series)
Various Impressions
- Episode #3.12 (1973) ... Various Impressions
- Episode #3.11 (1973) ... Various Impressions
- Episode #2.9 (1972) ... Various Impressions
 1973 The Cobblers of Umbridge (TV Movie)
Ralph Beverly / Zebedee Thing
 1972 Our Miss Fred
 1972 Jason King (TV Series)
Alfred Trim
- Uneasy Lies the Head (1972) ... Alfred Trim
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Carl Gardner
- Skeleton in the Cupboard (1972) ... Carl Gardner
 1971 Up the Creek (Short)
 1971 Up Pompeii
 1971 Mr Tumbleweed (TV Movie)
Leading seaman
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
Willie the Bridegroom (uncredited)
 1970 Concerto per pistola solista
Supt. Grey
 1970 Darling Lili
T.C. Carstairs
 1970 Too Late the Hero
Cpl. McLean
 1968 Yellow Submarine
Old Fred (voice)
 1965 The Big Job
Timothy 'Dipper' Day
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Young Man (uncredited)
 1965 Joey Boy
Clarence Doubleday
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Assistant Car Salesman
 1964 A Child's Guide to Screenwriting (TV Movie)
 1964 Hide and Seek
 1964 It's All Over Town
Richard Abel
 1964 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
John Cook
- The Mate Market (1964) ... John Cook
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Painter (1963)
 1963 The V.I.P.s
B.O.A.C. Officer
 1962 Citizen James (TV Series)
- The Jury (1962)
- The Hospital (1962)
 1962 It's a Living (TV Series)
Foxy Flint
- Sorry Partner (1962) ... Foxy Flint
- Stock That Clock (1962) ... Foxy Flint
- Plain Brain (1962) ... Foxy Flint
- Mugs Away (1962) ... Foxy Flint
- It's a Living (1962) ... Foxy Flint
 1962 In the Doghouse
Policeman (uncredited)
 1962 Twice Round the Daffodils
George Logg
 1962 Postman's Knock
 1961 What a Whopper
Policeman at Roundabout
 1961 Operation Snafu
MacTaggart (uncredited)
 1961 Roommates
 1961 The Devil's Daffodil
Französischer Gendarme / French gendarme (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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He performed in Peter Cook's revue, "One Over the Eight," at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Kenneth Connor, Sheila Hancock, Ben Aris, and Lynda Baron in the cast. Paddy Stone was director. See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Took over the role of Wilfred Haines from Charles Hawtrey in Carry on Cruising (1962), at about a week's notice. See more »

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