Philip Madoc


Philip Madoc

Infobox actor
name = Philip Madoc


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birthname = Philip Jones
birthdate = bda|1934|07|05|df=y
birthplace = Merthyr Tydfil, Wales ( Bryn St., Twynyrodyn )
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occupation = Actor

Philip Madoc (born 5 July 1934 in Merthyr Tydfil) is a Welsh actor who has had many television and film roles. 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 Wales drama "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 Magua in 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-boat Captain held prisoner by the Walmington-on-Sea platoon 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 Doctor serials — "The Krotons" and "The War Games" and in the 1970s he appeared in two Fourth Doctor serials — "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.

Madoc is also a linguist who studied languages at the Universities of Wales and Vienna and has worked as an interpreter.

He was married for a time to the actress Ruth Madoc, but they later divorced.

Philip appeared on BBC1 Jonathan Ross Salutes Dads Army on Sunday August 3rd 2008

External links

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