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Andrew Sachs (II)


Andrew Sachs was born on April 7, 1930 in Berlin, Germany as Andreas Siegfried Sachs. He is an actor and writer, known for Quartet (2012), Going Postal (2010) and Fawlty Towers (1975). He is married to Melody Lang. They have three children. See full bio »
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Quartet
Quartet Bobby Swanson
(2012)
Going Postal
Going Postal Groat
(2010)
Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers Manuel
(1975-1979)
Nowhere in Africa
Nowhere in Africa Mr. Rubens
(2001)

Filmography

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Mantel Clock (uncredited)
 2015 EastEnders (TV Series)
Cyril Bishop
- Episode dated 19 March 2015 (2015) ... Cyril Bishop
- Episode #1.5034 (2015) ... Cyril Bishop
 2014 Breaking the Bank
Jenkins
 2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series)
Herschenson
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Herschenson
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Herschenson
 2012 Quartet
Bobby Swanson
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Clumsy Waiter
 2008-2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Father Morgan / Mendel Lan
- Pascal's Wager (2011) ... Mendel Lan
- Took a Long Time to Come (2008) ... Father Morgan
- This Will Be Our Year (2008) ... Father Morgan
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Groat
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Groat
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Groat
 2006 The 10th Man (Short)
Joe
 2006 Mr. Loveday's Little Outing (TV Movie)
Mr. Loveday
 2006 The Bill (TV Series)
David Leyton
- 390 (2006) ... David Leyton
 2005 Benjamin's Struggle (Short)
Benjamin (older)
 1994-2005 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Eduard Bloch / Narrator
- The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition (1994) ... Narrator
 2005 Egypt (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- The Pharaoh and the Showman (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Curse of Tutankhamun (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Search for Tutankhamun (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Joseph Wolpert
- Dignity (2005) ... Joseph Wolpert
 2005 Speer und er (TV Mini-Series)
 2003 Cheeky
TV Announcer
 2003 Doctor Who: Shada (TV Mini-Series)
Skagra
- Shada: Part Six (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Five (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Four (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Three (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Two (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
 2003 Doctors (TV Series)
Geoffrey Vickerstaff
- Mr Punch (2003) ... Geoffrey Vickerstaff
 2002 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Hitman
- Meet the Magoons (2002) ... Hitman
 2002 Single Voices (TV Series)
Arthur
 2001 Nowhere in Africa
Mr. Rubens
 2000 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Josef Horowitz
- The World Cruise (2000) ... Josef Horowitz
 2000 Attachments (TV Series)
Murray Plaskow
 2000 That Peter Kay Thing (TV Series)
Narrator
- Lonely at the Top (The Marc Park Story) (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Leonard (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Arena (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Ice Cream Man Cometh (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Eyes Down (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series)
 1999 Jack of Hearts (TV Series)
Peter Pryce
 1999 Parking Wars (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Dead Clean (Short)
Kostas Malmatakis
 1998 Starhill Ponies (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1998 Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (TV Movie)
Party political broadcast voice over (voice)
 1996-1998 Big Bag (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons")
- Parrot Patrol (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Bathtub Blues (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Fair Play at the Country Fair (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Chelli's in Charge (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Case to the Missing Sock (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
 1998 The Legend of the Lost Keys (TV Series)
George Gardener
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Additional Voices (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Albert Einstein
 1995 The Forgotten Toys (Short)
Chef / Old Man (voice)
 1994-1995 William's Wish Wellingtons (TV Series)
Narrator
- King William (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William the Storyteller (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- Jurassic William (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William and the Pirate's Wreck (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William and the Wrong Feet (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
 1994/II Pirates (TV Series)
Mr. Neville Jones / Basmati Bill
 1994 Lesson Faust
All Voices (English version, voice)
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Sidney
- All Things Brighton Beautiful (1994) ... Sidney
 1994 Taxandria
André / Superintendent
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
Tadeus
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Tadeus
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Tadeus
 1992 The Gingerbread Man (TV Series)
- Old Bag in Danger (1992) ... (voice)
- Arrival (1992) ... (voice)
 1992 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Peterson
 1989 Bergerac (TV Series)
Moise Davidson
- Second Time Around (1989) ... Moise Davidson
 1989 Asterix and the Big Fight
Ardeco (English version, voice)
 1988 Consuming Passions
Jason
 1987 Assert Yourself (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various Characters
 1986 Artists and Models (TV Series)
- The Passing Show (1986) ... (voice)
 1985 There Comes a Time (TV Series)
Tony James
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Tony James
 1985 The Galactic Garden (TV Movie)
Vector
 1984 Big Deal (TV Series)
MC
- Some You Win... (1984) ... MC
 1983 It'll All Be Over in Half an Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Various Characters
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Roadsweeper
 1982 Dead Ernest (TV Series)
Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Gerard - The French Revolution
 1978-1980 Monkey (TV Series)
Horse / Yu-Lung (season 2)
- Seirô Maô mangetsu no tôboe (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Isetsu Kishibojin yurai ki (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Moeta byôbu no Shichifukujin (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Ikareta teishu no deshiiri shigan (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Kijo Yôkai: Nerawareta shinkon fûfu (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
 1980 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Trinculo
 1975-1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Manuel
- Basil the Rat (1979) ... Manuel
- The Anniversary (1979) ... Manuel
- Waldorf Salad (1979) ... Manuel
- The Psychiatrist (1979) ... Manuel
 1979 Lovely Couple (TV Series)
Vicar
- Wedding Bells (1979) ... Vicar
- Australia Calling (1979) ... Vicar
 1979 Strangers (TV Series)
Conron
- Clever Dick (1979) ... Conron
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Guido, Waiter
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Snell
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Snell
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jeremy Nisbett
- Common Sense: Part 1 (1978) ... Jeremy Nisbett
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
Paul
- A Hardy Breed of Girl (1978) ... Paul
 1977 The Sound of Laughter (TV Series)
Brian Jones
- What a Performance (1977) ... Brian Jones
 1977 Took and Co. (TV Series)
 1977 Are You Being Served?
Don Carlos Bernardo
 1976 The Confessional
Man in Church
 1975 Robin Hood Junior
Friar
 1974 Romance with a Double Bass (Short)
Musician Zhuchkov
 1974 Cover Up
Barry Nichols
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Stein
- The Alpha Men (1970) ... Stein
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
German Captain
- The Same Trick Twice (1970) ... German Captain
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Commentator
- Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave (1970) ... Commentator
 1968-1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Morris Harper / Sergei Sergeich / Nigel Fenn
- Number Ten (1968) ... Nigel Fenn
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Frank Turbot
- Turbot on Ice (1969) ... Frank Turbot
 1968 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Danger List (1968) ... Doctor
 1967 Asterix the Gaul
Andreco (English version, voice)
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Brachman's Assistant
- Scratch the Surface... and What Do You Find? (1966) ... Brachman's Assistant
 1965 Legend of Death (TV Series)
Dr Zemaron / Dr. Zemouron
- Journey Into Danger (1965) ... Dr Zemaron
- The Golden Intruder (1965) ... Dr. Zemouron
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- The Incurable One (1963) ... German Sergeant
 1962 Mr. Toby's Christmas (TV Series)
Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
 1962 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Thin Furniture Man / Harry Daisy
- No Plums in the Pudding (1962) ... Thin Furniture Man
- What a Drag (1962) ... Harry Daisy
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Jacques
- The Loaded Tourist (1962) ... Jacques
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Dino Giovanni / Reporter
- Brian Rix Presents #14: Flat Spin (1961) ... Dino Giovanni
- Brian Rix Presents #11: A Fair Cop (1961) ... Reporter
 1961 Nothing Barred
Convict
 1960 Brian Rix Presents: Boobs in the Wood (TV Movie)
An Auld Scots Prisoner (and player of many parts)
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Niblett / Rev. Cathcart Sloley-Jones / First Ambulance Man
- Brian Rix Presents #9: A Cup of Kindness (1959) ... Mr. Niblett
- Brian Rix Presents #1: On Monday Next (1958) ... First Ambulance Man
 1959 Make Mine a Double
A.C.2 Briggs
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Attendant
- Robbery with Violence (1959) ... Attendant
 1947 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1947 Hue and Cry
Schoolboy (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (67 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers", at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Paul Eddington, Felicity Kendal, Simon Cadell and Paul Tomkinson in the cast. Peter Wood was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Sachs

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

His show is embarrassing, it is not an interview show, it's the Jonathan Ross show. A lot of people like the show but I don't, and I'm not alone. I will be watching the show out of curiosity to see what is what. His quickness of mind is worth retaining but with the good points go the bad ones maybe. It is extraordinary that a man of that experience allowed himself to be shown like that. It is ... See more »

Trivia:

On the set of Fawlty Towers (1975), he was nearly knocked out with a heavy saucepan by John Cleese, when Sachs made an unexpected move during filming after five days of rehearsals. Sachs had a headache for two days. See more »

Nickname:

Andy

Star Sign:

Aries

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