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Born the son a Hull shipowner in Cottingham on 27 January 1924 the family moved to Hornsea 4 years later. He became a professional actor, briefly, when he was 18. His wartime service began in the RAF, but he soon after volunteered to become a Bevin Boy, working instead as a coal miner. In 1947 he formed his own theatre company. Rix was associated ... See full bio »

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 1977 A Roof Over My Head (TV Series)
- Home and Dried (1977) ... James
- Another Fine Mess (1977) ... James
- Not Cricket (1977) ... James
- The Sitting Tenant (1977) ... James
 1972 Six with Rix (TV Series)
 1971 Brian Rix Presents: Reluctant Heroes
Horace Gregory
 1970 Brian Rix Presents: Clutterbuck (TV Movie)
Arthur Pomfret
 1968 One for the Pot
Hickory Wood
 1966 Brian Rix Presents: To Dorothy, a Son (TV Movie)
Toni Rigi
 1963-1965 Laughter from the Whitehall (TV Series)
Wilmer Popday / Gerald Popkiss / Hugo / ...
- Women Aren't Angels (1965) ... Wilmer Popday
- Rookery Nook (1965) ... Gerald Popkiss
- Don't Just Stand There (1965) ... Hugo
- Simple Spymen (1964) ... Percy Pringle
- Dry Rot (1964) ... Fred Phipps
 1965 Brian Rix Presents: The Brides of March (TV Movie)
Tony Scudamore
 1962-1963 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Bobby Rix / Bunny Rix / Bruce Rix / ...
- What a Chassis (1963) ... Bobby Rix
- Rolling Home (1963) ... Bunny Rix
- Come Prancing (1963) ... Bruce Rix
- No Plums in the Pudding (1962) ... Boy Rix
- Nose to Wheel (1962) ... Barney Rix
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Bertram Rix / P.C. Percy Hobson / Hickory Wood / ...
- Dial Rix #7: Skin Deep (1963) ... Bertram Rix
- Brian Rix Presents #15: A Clear Case (1962) ... P.C. Percy Hobson
- One for the Pot (1962) ... Hickory Wood
- Brian Rix Presents #14: Flat Spin (1961) ... David Kenway
 1961 Nothing Barred
Wilfred Sapling
 1961 Make Mine a Double
Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood / Wing Cmdr. Blenkinsop
 1961 The Night We Got the Bird
Bertie Skidmore
 1960 And the Same to You
Dickie 'Dreadnought' Marchant
 1956-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Tutt / Stephen Clench / Freddy Quibble / ...
- Brian Rix Presents #9: A Cup of Kindness (1959) ... Charlie Tutt
- Brian Rix Presents #8: Sleeping Partnership (1959) ... Stephen Clench
- Brian Rix Presents #6: Nap Hand (1959) ... Freddy Quibble
- Brian Rix Presents #5: A Policeman's Lot (1959) ... PC Percy Hobson
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Percy Pringle
- Simple Spymen (1958) ... Percy Pringle
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage
Steward Cecil Hollebone
 1956 Dry Rot
Fred Phipps
 1955 Dry Rot (TV Movie)
Fred Phipps
 1955 Up to His Neck
 1954 What Every Woman Wants
 1952 Postman's Knock (TV Movie)
Percy Ulrick Brown
 1951 Reluctant Heroes
Horace Gregory
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Other Works:

He acted in John T. Chapman's play, "Dry Rot", at the Whitehall Theatre in London, England with John Slater in the cast. See more »

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2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Rix | Sir Brian Rix

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Father of Shelley Elspet Rix (b. 1951, died July 2005), Louisa Rix and Jamie Rix. See more »


Boxer shorts: many of his "Whitehall Farces" saw him innocently in another woman's bedroom, trousers around ankles, just as her husband arrived home.

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