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Joe Melia (1935–2012)


Joe Melia was born on January 23, 1935 in Islington, London, England as Giovanni Philip William Melia. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), Modesty Blaise (1966) and Red Letter Day (1976). He was married to Flora Melia. He died on October 20, 2012 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Modesty Blaise
Modesty Blaise Crevier
(1966)
Red Letter Day
Red Letter Day Stanley
(1976)
The Wildcats of St. Trinian's
(1980)

Filmography

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 1997 Born to Run (TV Series)
Albert
 1995 Sorry About Last Night (TV Movie)
Andy's father
 1995 Ghostbusters of East Finchley (TV Series)
Stan
 1994 Love on a Branch Line (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Jones
 1992 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Greek Priest
 1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Siddy Jacobs
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Feliks Topolski
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Mr. Gold
 1986-1988 A Very Peculiar Practice (TV Series)
Ron Rust
 1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Photographer
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Ernie
 1984 Pop Pirates
Guard
 1984 Big Deal (TV Series)
Mel Carter
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Bill
 1984 Sakharov (TV Movie)
Sergej Kovalov
 1983 The Sign of Four (TV Movie)
Jonathan Small
 1983 Give us a Break (TV Series)
Monty Sherman
 1983 Privates on Parade
Sergeant Len Bonny
 1982 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Percy
 1981 Vice Versa (TV Series)
Kaminski
 1981 West End Tales (TV Series)
Squint-Eyed Cyril
 1981 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series)
Mr. Prosser
 1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's
Flash Harry
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Kenneth Snell
 1979 Sally Ann (TV Series)
Bernie
 1979 Word for Word (TV Series)
Hiccle
 1973-1979 Play for Today (TV Series)
Harry Webb / Ben / Mother Bear
 1979 Feet First (TV Series)
Spike Rollins
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1978 The Odd Job
Head Waiter
 1969-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Addison / Eduardo / Michael Donnell
 1977 Drama (TV Series)
2nd Chorus
 1977 Sweeney!
Ronnie Brent
 1976 Peter Pan (TV Movie)
Starkey
 1976 Red Letter Day (TV Series)
Stanley
 1975 Against the Crowd (TV Series)
Clive Garske
 1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Moses
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Builder / Estate Agent
 1972 Antony and Cleopatra
Messenger #1
 1969-1971 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Alex Trimmer
 1969-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Hal / Ephraim / Reg Gray
 1970 Honour and Offer (TV Movie)
Alfred Thring
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Alfred Thring
 1969 A Talent for Loving
Tortillaw
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Violinist
 1969 Detective (TV Series)
Jones
 1969 Public Eye (TV Series)
Billy Raybold
 1969 The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder (TV Series)
Mo Liski
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
The Photographer
 1969 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Alec Braham
 1968 The Franchise Trail (TV Movie)
Che
 1968 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Joey Daly
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Lemgrace
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Jerry Sebastian
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Hendrik Olsen
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Danny Golding
 1967 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Luiz Gomes
 1959-1967 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Davie Greenspan / Bernie Lewis
 1966 Topo Gigio Comes to Town (TV Movie)
Joe
 1966 Foreign Affairs (TV Series)
Serge Volchanivov
 1966 Modesty Blaise
Crevier
 1965-1966 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
 1965 A Slight Case of... (TV Series)
Mr. Poliansky
 1965 Call It What You Like (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1965 Four in the Morning
Friend
 1965 The Intelligence Men
Conductor
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Price
 1962 Winning Widows (TV Series)
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Jonathan Fox
 1959 Follow a Star
Stage Manager
 1959 Too Many Crooks
Whisper
 1959 The Larkins (TV Series)
4th Barrister
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Heartbreak House," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Vanessa Redgrave, Paul Scofield, Felicity Kendal, Daniel Massey, Imogen Stubbs, David Calder, Oliver Ford-Davies, and Shaun Scott in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

In 1982, Joe Melia won a "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" Laurence Olivier Award for the play, "Good". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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