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Encyclopedia > Richard Davies (actor)

Richard Davies (born 25 January 1926) is a British actor, from Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales whose film and TV work covered many years but is probably best known for his performance as the exasperated schoolmaster Mr Price in situation comedy Please Sir!. January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... // Introduction Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ...

Davies uses a broad Welsh accent for much of his work, but also occasionally uses received pronunciation and other accents. This has lead to his playing a diversity of characters, (in addition to several Welsh stereotypes). Received Pronunciation (RP) is a form of pronunciation of the English language, sometimes defined as the educated spoken English of southeastern England. It is the accent of English English most often taught to non-native speakers, and represented in the pronunciation schemes of most British dictionaries. ...

Davies played Idris Hopkins in Coronation Street between 1974 and 1975, and appeared in several science-fiction series, among them Robert's Robots, Out of the Unknown, and a well-received performance as Burton in the 1987 Doctor Who story Delta and the Bannermen. The opening title of Coronation Street, since 2002. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Main article: History of Doctor Who Doctor Who first appeared on BBC television on November 23, 1963. ... Delta and the Bannermen is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from November 2 to November 16, 1987. ...

He appeared as Mr White in the Fawlty Towers episode The Kipper And The Corpse. The cast of Fawlty Towers, clockwise from top: Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Sybil Fawlty (Prunella Scales), Manuel (Andrew Sachs) and Polly Sherman (Connie Booth) Fawlty Towers was a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. ...

He often appeared in police television series, with a recurring role as Jim Sloan in Z Cars between 1962 and 1965, returning to the series playing different characters in 1968 and in its sequel Softly, Softly. He also appeared in Dixon of Dock Green (several times), The Sweeney, and Van Der Valk. Z-Cars (sometimes written as Z Cars, and always pronounced zed, never zee) was a British television drama series centred around the work of regular beat police officers in the fictional town of Newtown, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. ... Softly, Softly was a British television drama series centred around the work of plain-clothes CID officers in the fictional town of Newtown, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. ... Dixon of Dock Green was a popular BBC television series, which ran from 1955 to 1976. ... The Sweeney is a British television police drama focusing on two crime-fighting members of the Flying Squad, an elite branch of the British police force specialising in armed robbery and violent crime. ...

Films Davies has appeared in include Under Milk Wood (1972), the 1971 movie adaptation of Please Sir!, and Zulu. In 1951 he made an uncredited appearance in the Ealing Studios comedy The Lavender Hill Mob. Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play by Dylan Thomas. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Zulu is a 1964 film depicting the 1879 Battle of Rorkes Drift between the British Army and the Zulus. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Ealing Studios, a TV and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing Green in West London, claims to be the oldest film studio in the world. ... The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios which tells the story of a mild-mannered bank clerk who masterminds the robbery of his bank. ...

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