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Andrew Sachs (II) (1930–2016)


Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers (1975), a role for which he was BAFTA nominated. He... See full bio »

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Known For

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers Manuel
(1975-1979)
History of the World: Part I
History of the World: Part I Gerard - The French Revolution
(1981)
The Six Proud Walkers
The Six Proud Walkers Willie Walker
(1962)
Spies of Warsaw
Spies of Warsaw Herschenson
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Alice Through the Looking Glass
Mantel Clock (uncredited)
 2015 EastEnders (TV Series)
Cyril Bishop
- Episode dated 19 March 2015 (2015) ... Cyril Bishop
- Episode #1.5034 (2015) ... Cyril Bishop
 2014 Breaking the Bank
Jenkins
 2013 Quartet: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Bobby Swanson (uncredited)
 2013 Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series)
Herschenson
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Herschenson
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Herschenson
 2012 Quartet
Bobby Swanson
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Clumsy Waiter
 2008-2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Father Morgan / Mendel Lan
- Pascal's Wager (2011) ... Mendel Lan
- Took a Long Time to Come (2008) ... Father Morgan
- This Will Be Our Year (2008) ... Father Morgan
 2010 Going Postal (TV Mini-Series)
Groat
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Groat
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Groat
 2009 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Ramsay Clegg
- Episode #1.7147 (2009) ... Ramsay Clegg
- Episode #1.7146 (2009) ... Ramsay Clegg
- Episode #1.7145 (2009) ... Ramsay Clegg
- Episode #1.7142 (2009) ... Ramsay Clegg
- Episode #1.7141 (2009) ... Ramsay Clegg
 2006 The 10th Man (Short)
Joe
 2006 Mr. Loveday's Little Outing (TV Movie)
Mr. Loveday
 2006 The Bill (TV Series)
David Leyton
- 390: Missing - Part 1 (2006) ... David Leyton
 2005 Benjamin's Struggle (Short)
Benjamin (older)
 1994-2005 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Eduard Bloch / Narrator
- Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler (2005) ... Dr. Eduard Bloch
- The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition (1994) ... Narrator
 2005 Egypt (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- The Pharaoh and the Showman (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Curse of Tutankhamun (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Search for Tutankhamun (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Joseph Wolpert
- Dignity (2005) ... Joseph Wolpert
 2005 Speer und er (TV Mini-Series)
 2003 Looking for Victoria (TV Movie)
Benjamin Disraeli
 2003 Cheeky
TV Announcer
 2003 Doctor Who: Shada (TV Mini-Series)
Skagra
- Shada: Part Six (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Five (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Four (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Three (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
- Shada: Part Two (2003) ... Skagra (voice)
 2003 Doctors (TV Series)
Geoffrey Vickerstaff
- Mr Punch (2003) ... Geoffrey Vickerstaff
 2003 Between Iraq and a Hard Place (TV Movie)
Mullah Omar
 2002 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
Hitman
- Meet the Magoons (2002) ... Hitman
 2002 Single Voices (TV Series)
Arthur
- The Lime Green Bag (2002) ... Arthur
 2001 Nirgendwo in Afrika
Mr. Rubens
 2000 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Josef Horowitz
- The World Cruise: Part 2 (2000) ... Josef Horowitz
- The World Cruise: Part 1 (2000) ... Josef Horowitz
 2000 Attachments (TV Series)
Murray Plaskow
 2000 That Peter Kay Thing (TV Series)
Narrator
- Lonely at the Top (The Marc Park Story) (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Leonard (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Arena (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Ice Cream Man Cometh (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
- Eyes Down (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Little Grey Rabbit (TV Series)
 1999 Jack of Hearts (TV Series)
Peter Pryce
 1999 Parking Wars (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Dead Clean (Short)
Kostas Malmatakis
 1998 Starhill Ponies (TV Series)
Various Characters (voice)
 1998 The Legend of the Lost Keys (TV Series)
George Gardener
 1998 Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle (TV Movie)
Party Political Broadcast Voice Over (voice)
 1996-1998 Big Bag (TV Series)
Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons")
- Parrot Patrol (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Bathtub Blues (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Fair Play at the Country Fair (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Chelli's in Charge (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
- Case to the Missing Sock (1998) ... Narrator (segment "William's Wish Wellingtons") (voice)
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Additional Voices (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Fame (1996) ... Albert Einstein
- Einstein: The Miracle Year (1996) ... Albert Einstein
 1995 The Forgotten Toys (Short)
Chef / Old Man (voice)
 1994-1995 William's Wish Wellingtons (TV Series)
Narrator
- King William (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William the Storyteller (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- Jurassic William (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William and the Pirate's Wreck (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
- William and the Wrong Feet (1994) ... Narrator (voice)
 1994 Taxandria
André / Superintendent
 1994/II Pirates (TV Series)
Mr. Neville Jones / Basmati Bill
 1994 Faust
All Voices (English version, voice)
 1994 Minder (TV Series)
Sidney
- All Things Brighton Beautiful (1994) ... Sidney
 1993 Every Silver Lining (TV Series)
Nat Silver
- And... (1993) ... Nat Silver
- Funny Valentine (1993) ... Nat Silver
- Free Lunch (1993) ... Nat Silver
- Brotherhood (1993) ... Nat Silver
- No Cappuccino (1993) ... Nat Silver
 1993 The Mushroom Picker (TV Mini-Series)
Tadeus
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Tadeus
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Tadeus
 1992 The Gingerbread Man (TV Series)
- Old Bag in Danger (1992) ... (voice)
- Arrival (1992) ... (voice)
 1992 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Peterson
- Dad's Birthday (1992) ... Mr Peterson
 1989 Bergerac (TV Series)
Moise Davidson
- Second Time Around (1989) ... Moise Davidson
 1989 Astérix et le coup du menhir
Ardeco (English version, voice)
 1988 Consuming Passions
Jason
 1987 Assert Yourself (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various Characters
 1986 Artists and Models (TV Series)
- The Passing Show (1986) ... (voice)
 1985 There Comes a Time (TV Series)
Tony James
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Tony James
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Tony James
 1985 The Galactic Garden (TV Movie)
Vector
 1984 Big Deal (TV Series)
MC
- Some You Win... (1984) ... MC
 1983 It'll All Be Over in Half an Hour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Various Characters
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Roadsweeper
 1982 Dead Ernest (TV Series)
Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Ernest Springer
 1981 History of the World: Part I
Gerard - The French Revolution
 1978-1980 Saiyûki (TV Series)
Horse / Yu-Lung (season 2)
- Seirô Maô mangetsu no tôboe (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Isetsu Kishibojin yurai ki (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Moeta byôbu no Shichifukujin (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Ikareta teishu no deshiiri shigan (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
- Kijo Yôkai: Nerawareta shinkon fûfu (1980) ... Horse (English version, voice)
 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (TV Mini-Series)
Alfred Polly
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Alfred Polly
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Alfred Polly
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Alfred Polly
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Alfred Polly
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Alfred Polly
 1980 The Tempest (TV Movie)
Trinculo
 1979 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Manuel
- Unaired Pilot (1979) ... Manuel (uncredited)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (credit only)
 1975-1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Manuel
- Basil the Rat (1979) ... Manuel
- The Anniversary (1979) ... Manuel
- The Kipper and the Corpse (1979) ... Manuel
- Waldorf Salad (1979) ... Manuel
- The Psychiatrist (1979) ... Manuel
 1979 Lovely Couple (TV Series)
Vicar
- Wedding Bells (1979) ... Vicar
- Australia Calling (1979) ... Vicar
 1979 Strangers (TV Series)
Conron
- Clever Dick (1979) ... Conron
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Hercule Poirot
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Guido, Waiter
 1978 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Snell
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Snell
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
Jeremy Nisbett
- Common Sense: Part 1 (1978) ... Jeremy Nisbett
 1978 Send in the Girls (TV Series)
Paul
- A Hardy Breed of Girl (1978) ... Paul
 1977 The Sound of Laughter (TV Series)
Brian Jones
- What a Performance (1977) ... Brian Jones
 1977 Took and Co. (TV Series)
 1977 Are You Being Served?
Don Carlos Bernardo
 1976 James and the Giant Peach (TV Movie)
Various
 1976 The Confessional
Man in Church
 1975 Robin Hood Junior
Friar
 1974 Romance with a Double Bass (Short)
Musician Zhuchkov
 1974 Cover Up
Barry Nichols
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Walter Wagner
 1971 Quest for Love
TV Announcer (uncredited)
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Stein
- The Alpha Men (1970) ... Stein
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
German Captain
- The Same Trick Twice (1970) ... German Captain
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Commentator
- Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave (1970) ... Commentator
 1968-1969 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Morris Harper / Sergei Sergeich / Nigel Fenn
- If Only the Trains Come (1968) ... Sergei Sergeich
- Number Ten (1968) ... Nigel Fenn
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Frank Turbot
- Turbot on Ice (1969) ... Frank Turbot
 1960-1969 Brian Rix Presents ... (TV Series)
Pierre / Ike Smith / An Auld Scots Prisoner (and player of many parts)
- Two on the Tiles (1969) ... Pierre
- A Bit on the Side (1968) ... Ike Smith
- Boobs in the Wood (1960) ... An Auld Scots Prisoner (and player of many parts)
 1968 Nearest and Dearest (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Danger List (1968) ... Doctor
 1968 Hugh and I Spy (TV Series)
 1968 Let Sleeping Wives Lie (TV Movie)
Mr. Gudgeon
 1967 The Brian Rix Theatre of Laughter (TV Mini-Series)
Ike
- Money for Jam (1967) ... Ike
 1967 Stand by Your Bedouin (TV Movie)
Hamid
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Brachman's Assistant
- Scratch the Surface... and What Do You Find? (1966) ... Brachman's Assistant
 1965 Buddenbrooks (TV Mini-Series)
Pastor Tiburtius
- Lengthening Shadows (1965) ... Pastor Tiburtius
- Children's Day (1965) ... Pastor Tiburtius
 1965 Legend of Death (TV Series)
Dr. Zemouron
- The Death Switch (1965) ... Dr. Zemouron
- The Black Return (1965) ... Dr. Zemouron
- Journey Into Danger (1965) ... Dr. Zemouron
- The Golden Intruder (1965) ... Dr. Zemouron
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- The Incurable One (1963) ... German Sergeant
 1962 Mr. Toby's Christmas (TV Series)
Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Mr. Toby
 1962 Dial RIX (TV Series)
Thin Furniture Man / Harry Daisy
- No Plums in the Pudding (1962) ... Thin Furniture Man
- What a Drag (1962) ... Harry Daisy
 1962 We Joined the Navy
Short Changed US Seaman (uncredited)
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Jacques
- The Loaded Tourist (1962) ... Jacques
 1962 The Six Proud Walkers (TV Series)
Willie Walker
- The Mulberry Accelerator (1962) ... Willie Walker
- All in the Family (1962) ... Willie Walker
- Two Into One (1962) ... Willie Walker
- ... Now You Don't (1962) ... Willie Walker
- Now You See Him... (1962) ... Willie Walker
 1961 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Dino Giovanni / Reporter
- Brian Rix Presents #14: Flat Spin (1961) ... Dino Giovanni
- Brian Rix Presents #11: A Fair Cop (1961) ... Reporter
 1961 Nothing Barred
Convict
 1959 Dial 999 (TV Series)
Attendant
- Robbery with Violence (1959) ... Attendant
 1958-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Niblett / Rev. Cathcart Sloley-Jones / First Ambulance Man
- Brian Rix Presents #9: A Cup of Kindness (1959) ... Mr. Niblett
- Brian Rix Presents #4: A Cuckoo in the Nest (1958) ... Rev. Cathcart Sloley-Jones
- Brian Rix Presents #1: On Monday Next (1958) ... First Ambulance Man
 1959 Make Mine a Double
A.C.2 Briggs
 1949 Paper Orchid
Office Boy (uncredited)
 1947 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Schoolboy (uncredited)
 1947 Hue and Cry
Schoolboy (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (75 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers", at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Paul Eddington, Felicity Kendal, Simon Cadell and Paul Tomkinson in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Sachs

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was up to take over as Doctor Who (1963) but didn't get the part. Sylvester McCoy played it, but at that time they put my name forward for it. Shame, I'd love to have done it. You can be very self-indulgent and go mad and do all the wonderful things, but the script or the director should pull you back and say, 'Come on, stop fooling about, just stop acting, just do it, be in the spirit of the ... See more »

Trivia:

He is the son of Katharina (Schrott-Fiecht) and Hans Emil Sachs. His father was Jewish and his mother was Catholic, and of part Austrian descent. He escaped Nazi Germany as a boy - after his father, who had been arrested by the Nazis, was released just days before Kristallnacht. See more »

Trademark:

The role of Manuel, the Spanish-speaking flunky on "Fawlty Towers"

Nickname:

Andy

Star Sign:

Aries

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