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Roy Skelton (1931–2011)

English stage, screen and voice actor. Worked at the Oldham Coliseum before joining the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Subsequently acted in repertory theatre and at the West End. Later started to work for the BBC. From 1967 to 1988, voiced many a Dalek (as well as Cybermen) in "Doctor Who". See full bio »

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Known For

Rainbow
Rainbow George / Zippy / Zippo / Blibby / Blobby / Bobbin / Doctor / Georgie Porgy / Gorgeous George / King Zipoid / Little Tommy Tucker / Man # 1 / Mr. George / Mr. Know-it-all / Postman / Zipman / Zippy the Zip
(1973-1992)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Daleks / Dalek / Cyberman / Dalek Voices / Kroton / Norton / Computer / Wester / Chedaki / James / King Rokon / Monoids / Control Technician / Cybermen / K9
(1966-1988)
Take a Chance
Take a Chance Claude Bottoms / Director / Dougal McTrap / Harvey / Henri / Malcolm the Magician / Mr. Grott / Mr. Watt / Mr. West / Spy / Taxi driver / The Colonel / Tramp
(1980-1981)

Filmography

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 2008 Ashes to Ashes (TV Series)
Zippy / George
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Zippy / George (voice)
 2008 TV Burp (TV Series)
Zippy
- Episode #7.2 (2008) ... Zippy (voice)
 2007 The Weakest Link (TV Series)
Zippy / George
- Puppet Special (2007) ... Zippy / George (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Favouritism (TV Series)
Zippy / George
- Zippy and George's Puppet Legends (2005) ... Zippy / George (voice)
 2004 Ghosts of Albion: Embers (TV Movie)
Henry Swift (voice)
 2004 The Dan and Dusty Show (TV Series)
Zippy / George
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Zippy / George (voice)
 2003 Ghosts of Albion: Legacy (TV Movie)
Henry Swift (voice)
 1989-1998 The Bill (TV Series)
Model Engine Enthusiast / Hobbs / Bert Smith / ...
- Stop (1998) ... Model Engine Enthusiast
- One Step Ahead (1996) ... Hobbs
- The Devil You Don't Know (1995) ... Bert Smith
- Saturday Blues (1989) ... Bridesmaid's father
 1973-1992 Rainbow (TV Series)
Zippy / George / Zippo / ...
- If Only We Hadn't (1992) ... Zippy / George (voice)
- Let's Play a Game (1992) ... Zippy / George (voice)
- Noise (1992) ... Zippy / George (voice)
- Back Tracking (1992) ... Zippy / George (voice)
- The Invitation (1992) ... Zippy / George (voice)
 1986 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
Mock Turtle
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mock Turtle
 1983 Jim Davidson's Special (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1983)
 1980-1981 Take a Chance (TV Series)
The Colonel / Mr. West / Malcolm the Magician / ...
- Den of Thieves (1981) ... The Colonel
- The Competition (1981) ... Mr. West
- The Magician (1981) ... Malcolm the Magician
- The Gorilla (1981) ... Claude Bottoms
- A Moose Loose Aboot the Hoose (1981) ... Dougal McTrap
 1972 Frenzy
CID Man (uncredited)
 1971 The Last of the Mohicans (TV Mini-Series)
Private Jones
- Part 2 (1971) ... Private Jones
- Part 1 (1971) ... Private Jones
 1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
Reporter (uncredited)
 1970 Sentimental Education (TV Mini-Series)
Auctioneer
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Auctioneer
 1970 Ivanhoe (TV Mini-Series)
Higg
- Time of Trial (1970) ... Higg
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Eddie Bone
- Over a Barrel (1969) ... Eddie Bone
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Fred Thomas
 1968 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tommy Wyatt
- Out of the Frying Pan: Part 2 (1968) ... Tommy Wyatt
- Out of the Frying Pan: Part 1 (1968) ... Tommy Wyatt
 1967 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Robot
- The Prophet (1967) ... Robot (voice)
 1966 Quick Before They Catch Us (TV Series)
Danny / Punch / Judy
- Season of the Skylark: Part 3 (1966) ... Punch / Judy (voice)
- Mark of Distinction: Part 4 (1966) ... Danny
- Mark of Distinction: Part 3 (1966) ... Danny
- Mark of Distinction: Part 2 (1966) ... Danny
- Mark of Distinction: Part 1 (1966) ... Danny
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Porter
- The Case of Oscar Brodski (1964) ... Porter
 1962 The Dancing Princess (TV Movie) (voice)
 1962 Play It Cool
Mechanic #1 (uncredited)
 1960 The Magic Tree (TV Movie) (voice)
 1958-1960 A Rubovian Legend (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Chickweed Wine (1960) ... Various Characters (voice)
- Spray Fever (1960) ... Various Characters (voice)
- Zaza Knows All (1960) ... Various Characters (voice)
- Something in the Air (1960) ... (voice)
- The Wonky Wand (1959) ... Various Characters (voice)
 1960 The Crumpot Candles (TV Short) (voice)
 1959 The King of the Golden River (TV Short) (voice)
 1959 The Petrified Princess (TV Short) (voice)
 1958 The Winkleburg Armourer (TV Short) (voice)
 1958 The Emperor's New Clothes (TV Movie) (voice)
 1954 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Angelo's Assistant
- The Comedy of Errors/II (1954) ... Angelo's Assistant
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)
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Based Zippy's voice on a cross between Margaret Thatcher and Ian Paisley.

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