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Rodney Bewes (1937–2017)


Chubby-cheeked British comedy actor, famed in his own country as one half of TV's "Likely Lads". In recent years he has been active mostly in the theatre (he was appearing in London's West End in the farce "Funny Money" early in 1996). See full bio »

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Known For

The Likely Lads Bob Ferris
(1976)
(1969-1972)
(1972)

Filmography

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 2009 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Edward Walton
- Ties That Bind (2009) ... Edward Walton
 2004 Revolver (TV Series)
Jimmy Charles
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Jimmy Charles
 2002 A Tribute to the Likely Lads (TV Movie)
News vendor (cameo)
 1993 Come Snow, Come Blow (TV Movie)
 1993 Spender (TV Series)
Norman Ellerson
- Kid (1993) ... Norman Ellerson
 1987 The Adventures of a Lady (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Herne
 1986 Les aventuriers du Nouveau-Monde (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Herne
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
George - Photographer
- Glamour Night (1985) ... George - Photographer
 1984 Doctor Who (TV Series)
QuarterMaster Sgt. Stien
- Resurrection of the Daleks: Part Two (1984) ... QuarterMaster Sgt. Stien
- Resurrection of the Daleks: Part One (1984) ... QuarterMaster Sgt. Stien
 1982 East Lynne (TV Movie)
Raymond Vane
 1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Constable
- The Critic (1982) ... Constable
 1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Alistair Crichton
- Peanuts: Part 1 (1982) ... Alistair Crichton
 1980 Just Liz (TV Series)
Reg Last
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Reg Last
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Reg Last
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Reg Last
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Reg Last
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Reg Last
 1980 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (TV Movie)
Bergetto
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
Clarence
 1979 Saint Jack
Smale
 1977 Jabberwocky
The Other Squire
 1976 The Likely Lads
Bob Ferris
 1975 Jonah and the Whale (TV Movie)
Jonah
 1974-1975 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Panellist
- Too Many Cooks (1975) ... Panellist
- Goodbye Sarge (1974) ... Panellist
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Bob Pott
- Mother India (1975) ... Bob Pott
 1973-1974 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (TV Series)
Bob Ferris
- The Shape of Things to Come (1974) ... Bob Ferris
- Conduct Unbecoming (1974) ... Bob Ferris
- The Go-Between (1974) ... Bob Ferris
- Between Ourselves (1974) ... Bob Ferris
 1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Knave of Hearts
 1969-1972 Dear Mother... ...Love Albert (TV Series)
Albert Courtnay
- Brave New World (1972) ... Albert Courtnay
- If He'd Meant Us to Fly (1972) ... Albert Courtnay
- Hot Pot! (1972) ... Albert Courtnay
- Blood Brothers (1972) ... Albert Courtnay
- Trouble at t'Mill (1972) ... Albert Courtnay
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Ralph
- A Girl Like You (1971) ... Ralph
 1970 Spring and Port Wine
Harold Crompton
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Albert Courtnay
 1968 Father Dear Father (TV Series)
Cyril
- It Won't Be a Stylish Marriage (1968) ... Cyril
 1968 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series)
Mr. Rodney
- Episode #1.12 (1968) ... Mr. Rodney
- Episode #1.11 (1968) ... Mr. Rodney
- Episode #1.10 (1968) ... Mr. Rodney
- Episode #1.9 (1968) ... Mr. Rodney
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... Mr. Rodney
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Rajah of Chundrapore
- The Rajah and the Suffragette (1968) ... Rajah of Chundrapore
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Tim Gormond
- The Bridge (1967) ... Tim Gormond
 1967 Hicks and Stokes (TV Movie)
Billy Hicks
 1964-1966 The Likely Lads (TV Series)
Bob Ferris
- Goodbye to All That (1966) ... Bob Ferris
- Love and Marriage (1966) ... Bob Ferris
- Anchors Aweigh (1966) ... Bob Ferris
- The Razor's Edge (1966) ... Bob Ferris
- Brief Encounter (1966) ... Bob Ferris
 1962-1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Neville Starkey / Barman
- The Night Before the Morning After (1966) ... Neville Starkey
- The Irish Boys (1962) ... Barman
 1965 San Ferry Ann
Lover Boy
 1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
Bob Ferris - The Likely Lads segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... Bob Ferris - The Likely Lads segment
 1964 Six (TV Series)
George
- The Chase (1964) ... George
 1964 The Chase (TV Movie)
George
 1964 Cluff (TV Series)
Jack Carson
- The Screeching Cat (1964) ... Jack Carson
 1963-1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Trooper Tanner / Peter Morton
- Drama '64: Across the Border (1964) ... Trooper Tanner
- Drama '63: Loop (1963) ... Peter Morton
 1963 First Night (TV Series)
Pots / Sam Towler
- Sticks (1963) ... Pots
- The Road (1963) ... Sam Towler
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Tim Ormiston
- Any More for the Skylark? (1963) ... Tim Ormiston
 1963 Billy Liar
Arthur Crabtree
 1963 Sierra Nine (TV Series)
Tom Batley
- The Q-Radiation: Part One (1963) ... Tom Batley
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Smith
- The Wedding of Smith Seven-Nine (1963) ... Smith
 1963 Heavens Above!
Milkfloat Driver (uncredited)
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Sammy
- The Main Chance (1963) ... Sammy
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Recruitment interviewee (uncredited)
 1962 A Prize of Arms
Pvt. Maynard (uncredited)
 1962 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Roger Mayne
- Episode #1.499 (1962) ... Roger Mayne
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
PC Screen
- An Escort for Harry (1962) ... PC Screen
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Signals operator
- Private Potter (1961) ... Signals operator
 1952 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Joe
- The Fourth Paper (1952) ... Joe
- The Second Paper (1952) ... Joe
 1952 Mystery at Mountcliffe Chase (TV Short)
Jeremy Nicholls
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops to Conquer," at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Mark Dignam, Kathleen Michael, Janet Suzman, Richard Easton, Lewis Fiander, Nigel Terry and Robert Bridges in the cast. James Grout was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

R. Bewes

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Wherever I go people still stop me to discuss The Likely Lads. Some even ask me whether I mind talking about it after all these years. If I minded I'd deserve a swift kick because it was a great show and provided my 15 minutes of fame.

Trivia:

He and James Bolam appeared to be good friends off-screen as well as on-screen in The Likely Lads (1964) and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973). However in reality they had fallen out and not spoken for many years. According to Rodney Bewes' autobiography, "A Likely Story", this stemmed from the time that Bewes mentioned in a newspaper interview the story that when Bolam's wife, Susan ... See more »

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