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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
 1966 Brian Rix Presents: To Dorothy, a Son (TV Movie)
Toni Rigi
 1965 Brian Rix Presents: The Brides of March (TV Movie)
Tony Scudamore
 1962-1963 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Bobby Rix / Bunny Rix / Bertram Rix / ...
- What a Chassis (1963) ... Bobby Rix
- Rolling Home (1963) ... Bunny Rix
- Skin Deep (1963) ... Bertram Rix
- Come Prancing (1963) ... Bruce Rix
- No Plums in the Pudding (1962) ... Boy Rix
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV 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
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage
Steward Cecil Hollebone
 1956 Dry Rot
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:

1959: "Simple Spymen" by John Chapman. Whitehall Theatre, London SW1. Cast list also included; Ray Cooney, Toby Perkins, Charles Cameron, Gerald Andersen, Leo Franklyn, Shelia Mercier, Larry Noble, Merlyin Roberts, Peter Allenby, Peter Mercier and Andrew Sachs. Directed by Wallace Douglas. See more »

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2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Rix | Sir Brian Rix

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Grandfather of Ben Rix, Jack Rix, Charlotte Coy and Jolyon Coy. 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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