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Rio Fanning (1931–2018)

Rio Fanning was born on November 7, 1931 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland as James Arnold Rio Fanning. He was an actor and writer, known for Relic Hunter (1999), Doctor Who (1963) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Karen Ford and Alexandra Knowles. He died on August 12, 2018 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England. See full bio »

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Relic Hunter Writer
(2002)
Doctor Who Harker
(1977)
The Avengers Danvers / Lane
(1967-1968)

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 2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Herschel Holt
- Across Time (2014) ... Herschel Holt
 2012 13 Steps Down (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Stephen Reeves
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Dr. Stephen Reeves
 2012 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series)
Farmer Volunteer
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Farmer Volunteer
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Farmer Volunteer
 2004 Days That Shook the World (TV Series documentary)
Horace Smith-Dorrien
- The Christmas Truce (2004) ... Horace Smith-Dorrien
 1998 Monk Dawson
Fr Abbot
 1996 Father Ted (TV Series)
Father Frost
- Old Grey Whistle Theft (1996) ... Father Frost
 1995 The Steal
Used Car Dealer
 1994 Priest
Bishop
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Barman
- Masquerade (1994) ... Barman
 1993 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Bishop Stirland
- Impulsive Behaviour (1993) ... Bishop Stirland
 1978-1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Joe Mulligan
- Brotherly Love (1990) ... Joe Mulligan
- Cats and Dogs (1978) ... Joe Mulligan
- Advice & Consent (1978) ... Joe Mulligan
- Golden Lads and Girls (1978) ... Joe Mulligan
 1988 Thin Air (TV Mini-Series)
Rev Mr Forster
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Rev Mr Forster
 1987 Elphida (TV Movie)
Priest
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series)
Michael O'Donovan
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Michael O'Donovan
 1986 Casualty (TV Series)
David
- Blood Brothers (1986) ... David
 1984 The District Nurse (TV Series)
Dr. O'Casey
- Episode #2.12 (1984) ... Dr. O'Casey
- Episode #2.10 (1984) ... Dr. O'Casey
- Episode #2.9 (1984) ... Dr. O'Casey
- Episode #2.8 (1984) ... Dr. O'Casey
- Episode #2.7 (1984) ... Dr. O'Casey
 1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Concannon
- The Cry (1984) ... Concannon
 1983 The Old Men at the Zoo (TV Series)
Commissionaire
- Godmanchester's Plan (1983) ... Commissionaire
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
T.P. O'Connor
- A Woman of Style (1983) ... T.P. O'Connor
 1982 The Agatha Christie Hour (TV Series)
Barman
- The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1982) ... Barman
 1982 Harry's Game (TV Mini-Series)
Scrapyard Owner
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Scrapyard Owner
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Scrapyard Owner
 1980-1982 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Seamus McDermott
- Episode #1.728 (1982) ... Seamus McDermott
- Episode #1.727 (1982) ... Seamus McDermott
- Episode #1.566 (1980) ... Seamus McDermott
- Episode #1.565 (1980) ... Seamus McDermott
- Episode #1.564 (1980) ... Seamus McDermott
 1981 Diamonds (TV Series)
DI Wright
- House of Cards (1981) ... DI Wright
- Implosion (1981) ... DI Wright
 1980 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
John Murphy
- Family Unit (1980) ... John Murphy
 1980 The Gentle Touch (TV Series)
Bert Prendergast
- Chance (1980) ... Bert Prendergast
 1980 The Sandbaggers (TV Series)
Bob Cheever
- Unusual Approach (1980) ... Bob Cheever
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Larty
- Oh Dear - Oh Dear - Oh Dear! (1980) ... Larty
 1980 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Captain Deral
- Children of Auron (1980) ... Captain Deral
 1971-1979 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Thomas Oakshott / Edwards / Burnham / ...
- To Honour and Obey (1979) ... Thomas Oakshott
- When Troubles Come (1977) ... Edwards
- Uncharted Island (1976) ... Burnham
- Mutiny (1971) ... Castle
 1977 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Harker
- Horror of Fang Rock: Part Three (1977) ... Harker
- Horror of Fang Rock: Part Two (1977) ... Harker
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Man
- Episode #1.87 (1976) ... Man
- Episode #1.86 (1976) ... Man
- Episode #1.85 (1976) ... Man
 1973-1976 Warship (TV Series)
CPO Cranfield / Chief Petty Officer Donovan
- Heart of Oak (1976) ... CPO Cranfield
- The Drop (1973) ... Chief Petty Officer Donovan
 1974-1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Father O'Callaghan
- Get the Glory Down (1975) ... Father O'Callaghan
- Remand Wing (1975) ... Father O'Callaghan
- When the Bough Breaks (1974) ... Father O'Callaghan
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Spike Day
- Bread and Circuses (1975) ... Spike Day
 1975 Rooms (TV Series)
Dial-a-Din man
- Mike: Part 2 (1975) ... Dial-a-Din man
- Mike: Part 1 (1975) ... Dial-a-Din man
 1975 My Old Man (TV Series)
Milkman
- Episode #2.6 (1975) ... Milkman
- Episode #2.3 (1975) ... Milkman
 1962-1975 Z Cars (TV Series)
Henderson / Kelly / 1st Man / ...
- Eviction (1975) ... Henderson
- Squatters (1975) ... Henderson
- The Paperchase: Part 1 (1968) ... Kelly
- Another Fairy Tale (1965) ... 1st Man
- You Get All Kinds (1964) ... Mr. Emmett
 1974 Slater's Day (TV Movie)
Van Driver
 1973-1974 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Harry Brent / Kenny
- Cat Among the Pigeons (1974) ... Harry Brent
- A Quiet Man (1973) ... Kenny
 1974 The Brothers (TV Series)
Durkin
- Loneliness (1974) ... Durkin
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Petitioner
- The Appointment (1974) ... Petitioner
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Shaughnessy
- Family Feelings (1973) ... Shaughnessy
 1973 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Rifle clubman
- Professional (1973) ... Rifle clubman
 1972-1973 The Regiment (TV Series)
Corporal Sullivan
- Ambush (1973) ... Corporal Sullivan
- Dragon's Teeth (1972) ... Corporal Sullivan
- Gentlemen in Khaki Ordered South (1972) ... Corporal Sullivan
 1973 All Our Saturdays (TV Series)
Father O'Malley
- Charity Meets Its Match (1973) ... Father O'Malley
 1973 The View from Daniel Pike (TV Series)
Mike Sweeney
- None So Blind (1973) ... Mike Sweeney
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Mike Kelly
- Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? (1972) ... Mike Kelly
 1971-1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Grogan
- Our Story So Far... (1972) ... Grogan
- The Jump Up Boys (1972) ... Grogan
- Out (1971) ... Grogan
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Phillips
- A Summer Story (1972) ... Phillips
 1971 Brett (TV Series)
Duffy
- All the King's Men (1971) ... Duffy
- All the King's Horses... (1971) ... Duffy
 1971 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Reporter
- The Charity Horse (1971) ... Reporter
 1970 Diamond Crack Diamond (TV Series)
Waiter
- Heart to Heart (1970) ... Waiter
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Goric
- Opening Gambit (1970) ... Goric
 1967-1970 Mogul (TV Series)
Bill Jackson / Harry Cobbett
- A Pig in a Pipe (1970) ... Bill Jackson
- Rest You Merry (1967) ... Harry Cobbett
 1970 Tom Grattan's War (TV Series)
Blind Mickey
- Bridge of Death (1970) ... Blind Mickey
- Blind Man's Bluff (1970) ... Blind Mickey
- The Walking Bomb (1970) ... Blind Mickey
 1968-1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Lighthouse Keeper / Telegraphist
- The Silent Enemy (1969) ... Lighthouse Keeper
- Twelve Hours (1968) ... Telegraphist
 1967-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lane / Danvers
- False Witness (1968) ... Lane
- Dead Man's Treasure (1967) ... Danvers
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Tynum
- The Assassin (1968) ... Tynum
 1967-1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Billie Glass / Barry Paice
- Identity Unknown (1968) ... Billie Glass
- The Investors (1967) ... Barry Paice
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Jack Dempsey / Charlie Coburn
- The New Faces (1967) ... Jack Dempsey
- A Man Takes a Drink (1967) ... Charlie Coburn
 1967 Vendetta (TV Series)
Giovanni
- The Solitary Man (1967) ... Giovanni
 1967 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Odgers
- The Bright Bomber (1967) ... Odgers
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Ben Collingwood
- Surgery (1966) ... Ben Collingwood
- Mates (1966) ... Ben Collingwood
 1966 The Liars (TV Series)
Hawkins
- Episode #1.10 (1966) ... Hawkins
 1960-1965 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Max / Micky Mulgrew / Charlie Bull / ...
- Saturday Night (1965) ... Max
- Green Wedding (1963) ... Micky Mulgrew
- A Question of Temperament (1961) ... Charlie Bull
- The Threat (1960) ... Mendoza
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
John Corry
- The Seat of Power (1965) ... John Corry
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Flt.-Lt. Skinner
- The Carrion Bird (1964) ... Flt.-Lt. Skinner
 1960-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Michael Furness / Warren Baxter / Lavery
- Samson by Moonshine (1964) ... Michael Furness
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Warren Baxter
- The Search Party (1960) ... Lavery
 1964 Taxi! (TV Series)
Paddy
 1963 No Cloak - No Dagger (TV Series)
Vallins
- Episode #1.6 (1963) ... Vallins
- Episode #1.5 (1963) ... Vallins
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... Vallins
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Smith
- The Missing People (1963) ... Smith
 1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
John
- The Fly Sham (1963) ... John
 1962 The Primitives
John Turner
 1960 Golden Girl (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant
- Killer (1960) ... Detective Sergeant
- Villains - One and Two (1960) ... Detective Sergeant
- Poison (1960) ... Detective Sergeant
 1960 Fred Emney Picks a Pop (TV Movie)
Mr. Lynch
 1959 Private Investigator (TV Series)
Terry Grant
- The Girl from Paris (1959) ... Terry Grant
 1959 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Mike
- Episode #1.9 (1959) ... Mike
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