- Philip Madoc
name = Philip Madoc
birthname = Philip Jones
birthdate = bda|1934|07|05|df=y
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales( Bryn St., Twynyrodyn )
Philip Madoc (born
5 July 1934in Merthyr Tydfil) is a Welsh actor who has had many televisionand filmroles. He firstly attended Twynyrodyn Infants School he wanted to leave immediately. He could not speaking english which at the time was the teaching medium.
Perhaps his most famous role was as the title character in the
BBC Walesdrama " The Life and Times of David Lloyd George". However he first gained widespread recognition in two TV serials, first as the relentless SS Officer Lutzig in the WW2 serial "Manhunt" (1969), and then as the vicious Huron warrior Maguain a serialization of " The Last of the Mohicans" (1971). He reprised the character of Lutzig somewhat in a later episode of the comedy " Dad's Army", " The Deadly Attachment", where he played a U-boatCaptain held prisoner by the Walmington-on-Seaplatoon of the Home Guard. He also appeared in an episode of Porridge ("Disturbing The Peace") by comparing his "large sexual appetite" with that of the frog. He also appeared in a controversial episode of "The Goodies" ("South Africa"), which satirized apartheid.
Film roles include "
The Quiller Memorandum" and " Operation Daybreak". Madoc also starred in the 1990's detective series " A Mind to Kill" as DCI Noel Bain. This series was made simultaneously in Welsh and English.
In 1966 he appeared in the movie "
Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD". Later he had several roles in the BBC science fiction television series" Doctor Who". He appeared in two Second Doctorserials — " The Krotons" and " The War Games" and in the 1970s he appeared in two Fourth Doctorserials — " The Brain of Morbius" and " The Power of Kroll". In 2003, he guest starred in the " Doctor Who" audio adventure, "Master".
He appeared in an episode of the BBC
sitcom"The Good Life", playing a senior company executive.
He also made a memorable guest appearance in the "
Survivors" television series. Madoc has also starred as Ellis Peters' medieval detective Brother Cadfael in several BBC Radio 4 Adaptations.
He was married for a time to the actress
Ruth Madoc, but they later divorced.
Philip appeared on BBC1
Jonathan RossSalutes Dads Army on Sunday August 3rd 2008
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