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Bill Maynard (I) (1928–2018)


Actor and comedian fondly remembered as the curmudgeonly reprobate Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in the long-running nostalgic police drama Heartbeat (1992). Greengrass had been written as a minor background character, but -- given a fair amount of latitude for interpreting his part -- Maynard was able to infuse the old rascal with outsize ... See full bio »

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Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt Selwyn Froggitt
(1974-1978)
Heartbeat Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
(1992-2000)
Carry on Dick Bodkin
(1974)

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 2017 The Moorside (TV Mini-Series)
Cecil
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Cecil
 2016 Speed Love
Radio DJ
 2013 Dealer Boots (TV Movie)
The Gaffer
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Claude Greengrass
- All at Sea (2003) ... Claude Greengrass
- Crash (2003) ... Claude Greengrass
- Immediate Care (2003) ... Claude Greengrass
- Sister of Mercy (2003) ... Claude Greengrass
- Coffin Fit (2003) ... Claude Greengrass
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Councillor Cyril Steel
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 2 (2002) ... Councillor Cyril Steel
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 1 (2002) ... Councillor Cyril Steel
 1992-2000 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
- Cold Turkey (2000) ... Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
- The Traveller (2000) ... Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
- The Fool on the Hill (2000) ... Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
- War Stories (2000) ... Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
- Gabriel's Last Stand (2000) ... Claude Jeremiah Greengrass
 1994 What's Up Doc? (TV Series)
- Episode #3.14 (1994)
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
George Trout
- Filipina Dreamgirls (1991) ... George Trout
 1991 Mike & Angelo (TV Series)
George Luscombe
- Mother's Birthday (1991) ... George Luscombe
 1990 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (TV Movie)
Ben / The Cook
 1990 Oddball Hall
Copperthewaite
 1989 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Bert Luscombe
- Christmas Special (1989) ... Bert Luscombe
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Barney Todd
- The Second Time Around (1984) ... Barney Todd
 1983 Andy Robson (TV Series)
Sgt. Hogg
- Ringing the Changes (1983) ... Sgt. Hogg
 1981-1983 The Gaffer (TV Series)
Fred Moffatt
- Goodbye (1983) ... Fred Moffatt
- Full of Eastern Promise (1983) ... Fred Moffatt
- There Goes the Bride (1983) ... Fred Moffatt
- Council of War (1983) ... Fred Moffatt
- Moonlight and Ruses (1983) ... Fred Moffatt
 1982 The Plague Dogs
Editor (voice)
 1981 Theatre Box (TV Series)
Benny
- Death Angel (1981) ... Benny
 1981 Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (TV Movie)
Mod Lewis
 1980 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Sergeant Beetroot / Sgt Beetroot
- A Cup 'O Tea and a Slice 'O Cake (1980) ... Sgt Beetroot
- The Scarecrow Wedding (1980) ... Sergeant Beetroot
- The Trial of Worzel Gummidge (1980) ... Sergeant Beetroot
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Merv Pottinger
- A Picture of a Place (1980) ... Merv Pottinger
 1974-1978 Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (TV Series)
Selwyn Froggitt
- A Man for One Season (1978) ... Selwyn Froggitt
- Don't Make Waves (1978) ... Selwyn Froggitt
- I've Gotta Jockey (1978) ... Selwyn Froggitt
- Take a Tip from Selwyn (1978) ... Selwyn Froggitt
- Better Late Than Never (1978) ... Selwyn Froggitt
 1977 Sky Pirates
Charlie
 1977 Paradise Island (TV Series)
Rev. Alexander Goodwin
- Here Is the News (1977) ... Rev. Alexander Goodwin
- Who Do You Do...? (1977) ... Rev. Alexander Goodwin
- The Great Pig Hunt (1977) ... Rev. Alexander Goodwin
- Happy Birthday Cuthbert (1977) ... Rev. Alexander Goodwin
- Is Anybody There? (1977) ... Rev. Alexander Goodwin
 1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Hinchcliffe
 1976 Robin and Marian
Mercadier
 1975 Trinity Tales (TV Series)
Stan the Fryer
- The Man of Law's Tale (1975) ... Stan the Fryer
- The Wife of Batley's Tale (1975) ... Stan the Fryer
- The Joiner's Tale (1975) ... Stan the Fryer
- The Judy's Tale (1975) ... Stan the Fryer
- The Fryer's Tale (1975) ... Stan the Fryer
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Det. Chief Insp. Stephen Quirk
- Supersnout (1975) ... Det. Chief Insp. Stephen Quirk
 1975 A Journey to London (TV Movie)
Sir Francis Headpiece
 1975 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Frank Riley
- Double Time (1975) ... Frank Riley
- Uneasy Riders (1975) ... Frank Riley
- The Visitors (1975) ... Frank Riley
- Oh! Sister (1975) ... Frank Riley
- The Staff Dance (1975) ... Frank Riley
 1974 The Boy with Two Heads (TV Series)
Farmer
- The Mysterious Box (1974) ... Farmer
- The Secret Cave (1974) ... Farmer
- The Magic Football (1974) ... Farmer
- Farewell to Chico (1974) ... Farmer
- Chico makes the Rain (1974) ... Farmer
 1974 Man About the House
Chef
 1974 Father Brown (TV Series)
Carver
- The Man with Two Beards (1974) ... Carver
 1974 The Inheritors (TV Series)
Sefton Garrett
- Double, Double... (1974) ... Sefton Garrett
- The Axeman Cometh (1974) ... Sefton Garrett
- Far Be It from Me (1974) ... Sefton Garrett
- Did Machiavelli Have Welsh Blood? (1974) ... Sefton Garrett
- The Inheritors (1974) ... Sefton Garrett
 1974 Carry on Dick
Bodkin
 1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
J.P. Powers
- Love Affair (1974) ... J.P. Powers
 1974 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Charlie Mead
- Charlie (1974) ... Charlie Mead
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
George Sutton
- The Cool Aquarian (1974) ... George Sutton
 1974 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Detective Superintendent Marker
- Where There's a Will (1974) ... Detective Superintendent Marker
 1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Reg Turnbull
- The Death of Glory (1973) ... Reg Turnbull
 1973 7 of 1 (TV Series)
Councillor Todd
- Spanner's Eleven (1973) ... Councillor Todd
 1973 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- The G.P.O. (1973) ... Police Sergeant
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Harry
- Kisses at Fifty (1973) ... Harry
 1973 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Frank Potter / Moriarty
 1972 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Bert
- Christmas Special (1972) ... Bert
- Pigeon Fancier (1972) ... Bert
 1972 Carry on Abroad
Bit part (uncredited)
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Jim the Policeman
- Journey (1972) ... Jim the Policeman
 1972 Bless This House
Oldham
 1972 Four Dimensions of Greta
Big Danny
 1972 Carry On Matron
Freddy
 1971 Carry On at Your Convenience
Fred Moore
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Zink
- Psychological Warfare (1971) ... Zink
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Clarence Hubbard
- Paper Roses (1971) ... Clarence Hubbard
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Guy Fawkes
 1971 A Hole Lot of Trouble (Short)
Bill
 1970 Carry on Loving
Mr. Dreery
 1970 One More Time
Jenson
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Parcantus
- The Actors (1970) ... Parcantus
 1970 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Mickie Malone
- Episode #1.962 (1970) ... Mickie Malone
 1969 It All Goes to Show (Short)
Mike Sago
 1969 The Magnificent Six and ½: The Magician (Short)
The magician
 1969 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Vladimir
- The Track Star (1969) ... Vladimir
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part
Bert
 1960 You Too Can Have a Body (TV Movie)
 1960 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Vic Wilson
- The Head Case (1960) ... Vic Wilson
 1959 One O'Clock Show (TV Series)
Bill
 1957 Pantomania: Babes in the Wood (TV Movie)
Babe
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", in a Chichester Festival Production at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Phyllida Law, Penelope Keith, Barbara Ferris, Philip Lowrie and Joanna Riding in the cast. Michael Rudman was the director. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've done everything in this business from acting and singing to tap dancing, opera and one-man shows. People can't understand why I still want to work at my age and I tell them it's not work. I love it. See more »

Trivia:

He stood against Tony Benn as an independent candidate in a Chesterfield by election in March 1984 with the intention of preventing Benn from returning to parliament but Benn retained his seat with Bill coming in 4th place. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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