Philip Jackson (actor), Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Philip Jackson (actor)

English actor

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1948

Place of Birth: Retford, England, United Kingdom

Profession: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Philip Jackson (actor)

  • Philip Jackson (born 18 June 1948) is an English actor, known for his many television and film roles, most notably as Chief Inspector Japp in the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot and as Abbot Hugo, one of the recurring adversaries in the cult 1980s series Robin of Sherwood.Jackson was born in Retford, Nottinghamshire.
  • He started acting while studying Drama and German at the University of Bristol, and has worked in the theatre in Leeds, Liverpool and London.
  • His stage work includes Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at the Queen's Theatre in the West End in 1991 and Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds in 2010.
  • He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Little Voice (1998).His many television appearances have included Coronation Street, Robin of Sherwood, A Touch of Frost, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Little Britain, Hamish Macbeth, Raised by Wolves (TV series) and Last of the Summer Wine.
  • He has also appeared in films, including the 1979 Scum and Paul McCartney's Give My Regards to Broad Street, Brassed Off, Mike Bassett: England Manager, "Grow Your Own", and My Week with Marilyn.
  • In 2007 he starred in the BBC Radio adaptation of the Petrella mysteries by Michael Gilbert, and guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio play Valhalla.
  • In 2009 he starred as Gaynor's father Roy in the BBC 2 sitcom Home Time.
  • In a radio adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Night Watch, he played Commander Vimes and in Pratchett's Mort, he played Death's butler/cook, Albert who is eventually revealed to be Alberto Malich.
  • He also voiced Risda Tarkaan on the BBC radio drama version of C.
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  • Lewis' The Last Battle.
  • In 2011, he read Gulliver's Travels as an audiobook, as well as Martin Cruz Smith's Three Stations for BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime'. In 2011, Jackson starred as Ron in the three-part BBC comedy drama series Sugartown alongside The Royle Family star Sue Johnston and actor Tom Ellis.
  • He also appeared in the music video of A-Ha's "Take On Me".In 2012, he appeared in the twice Oscar nominated film My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn's security guard.He plays Jaz Milvane in the long running Radio 4 series Ed Reardon's Week, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

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