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Brian Rix (I) (1924–2016)

Lord Rix, who was the president of Mencap since 1980, was also the entertainer behind a hit run of Whitehall farces in London in the 1950s and 1960s. "Lord Rix was a beloved colleague and friend to so many people with a learning disability and their families," Mencap chief executive Jan Tregelles said. "His passion, zeal and humour will be sorely ... See full bio »

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Men of Affairs
Men of Affairs Barry Ovis MP / Barry Ovis / Dad
And the Same to You
And the Same to You Dickie Dreadnought
Make Mine a Double
Make Mine a Double Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood / Wing Cmdr. Blenkinsop


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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)
Henry Mould / William Rudd / Tom Holly / ...
- Madame Louise (1972) ... Henry Mould
 1968 Brian Rix Presents: Keep Your Wig On (TV Movie)
Guy Stevens
 1966 One for the Pot (TV Movie)
Hickory Wood
 1966 Brian Rix Presents: The Little Hut (TV Movie)
 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
 1962 Brian Rix Presents: See How They Run (TV Movie)
Lance Corporal Clive Winton
 1961 Nothing Barred
Wilfred Sapling
 1960 Brian Rix Presents: Boobs in the Wood (TV Movie)
Oswald Irving
 1959 Make Mine a Double
Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood / Wing Cmdr. Blenkinsop
 1958 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Percy Pringle
 1957 Not Wanted on Voyage
Steward Hollebone
 1955 Dry Rot (TV Movie)
Fred Phipps
 1954 Up to His Neck
 1954 What Every Woman Wants
 1952 Postman's Knock (TV Movie)
Percy Ulrick Brown
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He acted in Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton's play, "One for the Pot", at the Whitehall Theatre in London, England with Leo Franklyn, Basil Lord, Terry Scott and Larry Noble in the cast. Henry Kendall was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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