Paul McDowell (1931–2016)

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Paul McDowell was born on August 15, 1931 in London, England, UK. He was an actor and writer, known for Dead End City (1988), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and Doing Time (1979). He was previously married to Trisha White, Mitzi McKenzie and Sheila Holland. He died on May 2, 2016 in London, England, UK. See full bio »

Died:

(age 84) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Dead End City Gang Member
(1988)
National Lampoon's European Vacation First English Motorist
(1985)
Doing Time Collinson
(1979)

Filmography

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 2008 Chemical Wedding
Symonds
 1996 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (TV Series)
Higgins
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Higgins
 1996 The Brittas Empire (TV Series)
Man in Pool
- Mr Brittas Falls in Love (1996) ... Man in Pool
 1994 Law and Disorder (TV Series)
Edward Powell
- A Night to Remember (1994) ... Edward Powell
 1993 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Featherstone
- Book (1993) ... Featherstone
 1991 EastEnders (TV Series)
Mr. Wallace
- Episode #1.710 (1991) ... Mr. Wallace
- Episode #1.709 (1991) ... Mr. Wallace
 1990 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
The Customer
- The Return of Mr. Bean (1990) ... The Customer
 1986-1990 The Two of Us (TV Series)
Colin Phillips / Mr. Phillips
- Best Laid Schemes (1990) ... Mr. Phillips
- The Quest (1990) ... Mr. Phillips
- Dangers in the Night (1990) ... Mr. Phillips
- Fine Adjustments (1990) ... Colin Phillips
- At Last (1990) ... Colin Phillips
 1987-1989 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.7 (1989)
- Episode #7.3 (1987)
 1988 Dead End City
Gang Member
 1986-1988 All in Good Faith (TV Series)
Supermarket Manager / Policeman
- Where My Caravan Has Rested (1988) ... Supermarket Manager
- Exodus (1986) ... Policeman
 1988 Carrott Confidential (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1988)
 1986 The Alamut Ambush (TV Movie)
Jack Soutar
 1986 Only Fools and Horses (TV Series)
Man in Market
- A Royal Flush (1986) ... Man in Market
 1986 Slinger's Day (TV Series)
Man
- New Management (1986) ... Man
 1986 The Fourth Floor (TV Mini Series)
Purvis
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Purvis
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Purvis
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Purvis
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Les
- One Away (1986) ... Les
 1984-1986 Comrade Dad (TV Series)
Man in queue
- Londongrad 1999 (1986) ... Man in queue
- Pilot (1984) ... Man in queue
 1977-1985 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
- Episode #12.1 (1985)
- Episode #6.7 (1978)
- Episode #6.1 (1977)
 1985 Terry and June (TV Series)
Newsreader
- Mistaken Identity (1985) ... Newsreader
 1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation
First English Motorist
 1985 Mixed Doubles (TV Series)
Estate agent
- Such Sweet Sorrow (1985) ... Estate agent
 1981-1984 Kelly Monteith (TV Series)
- Episode #6.5 (1984)
- Episode #3.5 (1981)
 1983 Chessgame (TV Series)
Jack Soutar
- The Alamut Ambush (1983) ... Jack Soutar
 1983 Potter (TV Series)
The Drunk
- Episode #3.6 (1983) ... The Drunk
 1983 R.H.I.N.O.; Really Here in Name Only (TV Movie)
Social Services Office - Barry Clarke
 1983 Blackadder (TV Series)
Herbert, Archbishop of Canterbury
- The Archbishop (1983) ... Herbert, Archbishop of Canterbury
 1983 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #2.3 (1983) ... Various
 1982 Squadron (TV Series)
Air Commodore Grant
- Operation Hawk (1982) ... Air Commodore Grant
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Det. Insp. O'Rourke
- A Much Underestimated Man (1982) ... Det. Insp. O'Rourke
 1982 The Brack Report (TV Series)
Eric Fulton
- Chapter 10 (1982) ... Eric Fulton (uncredited)
- Chapter 1 (1982) ... Eric Fulton
 1982 Nancy Astor (TV Mini Series)
Lee
- Guests for the Weekend (1982) ... Lee
- Scandals (1982) ... Lee
 1981 Angels (TV Series)
Mr. Howard
- Episode #7.31 (1981) ... Mr. Howard
- Episode #7.28 (1981) ... Mr. Howard
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini Series)
Butler at Chartwell
- What Price Churchill? (1981) ... Butler at Chartwell
- The Long Tide of Surrender (1981) ... Butler at Chartwell
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Butler at Chartwell
- The Flying Peril (1981) ... Butler at Chartwell
- A Menace in the House (1981) ... Butler at Chartwell
 1981 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Talbot
- A Matched Pair (1981) ... Det. Sgt. Talbot
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini Series)
Chief Supt Cosgrave
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Chief Supt Cosgrave
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Chief Supt Cosgrave
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Chief Supt Cosgrave
 1978-1980 Robin's Nest (TV Series)
Doctor
- You Need Hands (1978) ... Doctor
 1980 Play for Today (TV Series)
Bill Newsome
- Pasmore (1980) ... Bill Newsome
 1980 Rough Cut
Postman
 1980 The Enigma Files (TV Series)
John Smith
- Why Don't They Tell You These Things? (1980) ... John Smith
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Schaeffer
- The Man at the Top (1980) ... Schaeffer
 1976-1979 Dave Allen at Large (TV Series)
- Special (1978)
- Episode #5.6 (1976)
- Episode #5.5 (1976)
- Episode #5.4 (1976)
 1979 Suez 1956 (TV Movie)
Henry Cabot Lodge
 1979 Bloomers (TV Series)
1st Policeman
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... 1st Policeman
 1979 Doing Time
Collinson
 1978 The Thirty Nine Steps
McLean
 1978 The Life Story of Baal
Piller
 1975-1978 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Hotel Manager / Studio Guide / First Cop
- The Luck of the Stiffhams (1978) ... Hotel Manager
- The Nodder (1976) ... Studio Guide
- The Rise of Minna Nordstrom (1975) ... First Cop
 1978 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1978)
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
William
- Return Fare (1978) ... William
 1978 A Soft Touch (TV Series)
Harvey Hornbeam
- Now Take my Wife (1978) ... Harvey Hornbeam
 1978 Life at Stake (TV Series)
Pierre Laporte
- James Cross Will Be Executed (1978) ... Pierre Laporte
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
Mr. Collinson
- Going Home (1978) ... Mr. Collinson
 1977 The Other One (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Episode #1.1 (1977) ... Security Guard
 1974-1977 Porridge (TV Series)
Mr. Collinson
- Poetic Justice (1977) ... Mr. Collinson
- Happy Release (1975) ... Mr. Collinson
- No Peace for the Wicked (1975) ... Mr. Collinson
- A Night In (1974) ... Mr. Collinson
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Samuel James
- A Pitcher of Snakes (1976) ... Samuel James
 1976 One-Upmanship (TV Series)
- Golfmanship (1976)
- Weekendmanship (1976)
- Businessmanship (1976)
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series)
Gordon
- Confrontation: July 1975 (1975) ... Gordon
 1975 Dawson's Weekly (TV Series)
Dr. Lang
- Les Miserables (1975) ... Dr. Lang
 1975 The Good Life (TV Series)
Telephone Engineer
- The Weaker Sex? (1975) ... Telephone Engineer
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
1st Guest
- A Wilderness of Roses (1975) ... 1st Guest
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Frederick Barker
- Forgive-Me-Not: Part 1 (1974) ... Frederick Barker
 1974 No Strings (TV Series)
2nd Workman
- Grow and Let Grow (1974) ... 2nd Workman
 1974 You'll Never Walk Alone (TV Movie)
Third man
 1973 Grubstreet (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Various Characters
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Bank Teller
- Goodbye George (1973) ... Bank Teller
 1973 Our Kid (TV Series)
Householder
- The Last of the All-Rounders (1973) ... Householder
 1972-1973 But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1973) ... Various Characters
- Art for Whose Sake? (1972) ... Various Characters
 1972 Scoop (TV Series)
Pigge
- The Scoop (1972) ... Pigge
- Stones £20 (1972) ... Pigge
- The War Torn Ishmaelia (1972) ... Pigge
 1972 Savage Messiah
Agitator (uncredited)
 1972 His and Hers (TV Series)
Melvyn
- Telephone (1972) ... Melvyn
 1969 Canada Goose (TV Movie)
 1969 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1969)
- Episode #2.5 (1969)
- Episode #2.4 (1969)
- Episode #2.3 (1969)
- Episode #2.2 (1969)
 1968-1969 Horne A'Plenty (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #2.6 (1969) ... Guest
- Episode #2.3 (1968) ... Guest
 1959 Food for a Blush (Short)
Bit part (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Book: "Dope Opera ".London: Pluto Press See more »

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Trisha White  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

In the early sixties he was a member of the Temperance Seven, known as "Whispering Paul McDowell". They had a no. 1 hit record in the UK with "You're Driving Me Crazy".

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