Dave King (I) (1929–2002)


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Few British comedians were as successful in the 1950s and early 60s as Dave King. A hit recording singer, he was one of the few British comics to top the bill at the London Palladium as well as having top rating TV shows in both Britain and America. Although his success was relatively short as a comedian, he later became a respected TV and film ... See full bio »

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(age 72) in London, England, UK

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Known For

(1980)
The Ritz Abe
(1976)
Coronation Street Cliff Duckworth / Clifford Duckworth / Bernard Lane
(1978-1995)
Pennies from Heaven Police Inspector
(1978)

Filmography

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 1995 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Roy Hutton
- Unfinished Business (1995) ... Roy Hutton
 1978-1995 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Cliff Duckworth / Clifford Duckworth / Bernard Lane
- Episode #1.3801 (1995) ... Cliff Duckworth
- Episode #1.3800 (1995) ... Cliff Duckworth
- Episode #1.3799 (1995) ... Cliff Duckworth
- Episode #1.3798 (1994) ... Cliff Duckworth
- Episode #1.3797 (1994) ... Cliff Duckworth
 1992 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Ralph
- Last of the Few (1992) ... Ralph
 1990 Yellowthread Street (TV Series)
The Lost Man
- The Lost Man (1990) ... The Lost Man
 1989 Rude Awakening
Hippy on Street
 1988 King & Castle (TV Series)
Harry Mostyn
- Kicks (1988) ... Harry Mostyn
 1987 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series)
Monty Mantis
- Rumpole and the Blind Tasting (1987) ... Monty Mantis
 1986 Breaking Up (TV Series)
Mr. Mailer
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mr. Mailer
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mr. Mailer
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mr. Mailer
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mr. Mailer
 1986 Le petit docteur (TV Series)
Inspecteur Goddard
- L'amoureux en pantoufles (1986) ... Inspecteur Goddard
 1985 Revolution
Mr. McConnahay
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini Series)
Sergeant George
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Sergeant George
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Sergeant George
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Sergeant George
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Sergeant George
 1984 Round and Round (TV Series)
Dad Stevens
- Love Again (1984) ... Dad Stevens
- Children (1984) ... Dad Stevens
- Marriage (1984) ... Dad Stevens
- First Love (1984) ... Dad Stevens
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini Series)
Nathaniel Perry
- Part 2 (1984) ... Nathaniel Perry
- Part 1 (1984) ... Nathaniel Perry
 1983 Keep Off the Grass (Short)
Park Keeper
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
George Thomas
- Ice Maiden (1983) ... George Thomas
 1983 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jack Ives
- Last Love (1983) ... Jack Ives
 1981 Armchair Thriller (TV Series)
Warton
- The Chelsea Murders (1981) ... Warton
 1981 Reds
Allan Benson
 1980 The Professionals (TV Series)
Harry Walter
- Hijack (1980) ... Harry Walter
 1980 Fancy Wanders (TV Series)
Fancy Wanders
- With a Little Bit of Luck (1980) ... Fancy Wanders
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Cahill
- The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (1980) ... Cahill
 1980 The Long Good Friday
Parky
 1980 Mixed Blessings (TV Series)
Magistrate
- The Law and Mr Lambert (1980) ... Magistrate
 1979 The Golden Lady
Dietmar Schuster
 1979 Cuba
Miss Wonderly's Press Agent
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Eddy / Superintendent
- Rat Trap (1979) ... Eddy
- Saint Vitus' Dance (1979) ... Superintendent (as David King)
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Alfie
- Gunfight at the O.K. Laundrette (1979) ... Alfie
 1978 The Big 'H' (TV Movie)
The Compere
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Raymond Blake
- A Good and Faithful Woman (1978) ... Raymond Blake
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini Series)
Police Inspector
- Says My Heart (1978) ... Police Inspector
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... Police Inspector
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Wally Wiggins
- Hazell Goes to the Dogs (1978) ... Wally Wiggins
 1977 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Eddie Borage
- Charm (1977) ... Eddie Borage
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Arnold Drake
- Pay Off (1976) ... Arnold Drake
 1976 The Ritz
Abe
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Landlord Of The Blue Boar / Landlord
 1970 It's the Only Way to Go (Short)
 1965 Strange Bedfellows
Toni's Taxi Driver
 1964 Dave's Kingdom (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.8 (1964) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Various roles
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Sgt. Evans
- It's Coming Down Harder (1964) ... Sgt. Evans
 1962 Go to Blazes
Bernard
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Mr. Ahso - Chinese Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1961 Pirates of Tortuga
Pee Wee
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Peter Meinecke
- Drama '61: The Machine Calls It Murder (1961) ... Peter Meinecke
 1958 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #1.12 (1958)
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mortimer Brewster
- Arsenic and Old Lace (1958) ... Mortimer Brewster
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His play, "See How They Run", was performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Michael Denison, Liza Goddard, Peter Blake, Carol Hawkins, Maureen Lipman, Royce Mills, Derek Nimmo, Bill Pertwee and Christopher Timothy in the cast. Ray Cooney was the director. See more »

Alternate Names:

David King

Spouse:

Jean Hart  (his death)  (2 children)

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