Glynn Edwards

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Glynn Edwards
Born (1931-02-02) 2 February 1931 (age 84)
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Yootha Joyce (1956 - 1968) (divorced)
Christine Pilgrim (divorced)
Valerie Edwards
Children Tom Edwards

Glynn Edwards (born 2 February 1931) is a British actor.


Edwards was born in Malaya and trained as an actor at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He is best known for his role as Dave 'the barman' Harris, owner of the Winchester Club in 10 series of ITV drama Minder. He has appeared in numerous TV shows such as Public Eye, Spindoe, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Dixon of Dock Green, Man About the House, Softly, Softly and The Saint to name a few. He was also a regular in the final two series of the ITV legal drama The Main Chance (1972, 1975). He also appeared as George, in Steptoe and Son - And Son (Series 5, Episode 4 (1970)).

His most notable film appearances were in Robbery, Zulu and Get Carter.[1] Edwards can also be seen in rock band Marillion's video for "Heart of Lothian" in 1985 where he plays a barman and in Paul Young's video to "Love of the Common People" from 1983. Edwards also starred in a popular advert for McVities Rich Tea biscuits as "Jacko" famously quoting "Yeah I'll make a statement. A drink's too wet without one!"

Despite not being Welsh, Edwards has mentioned that over the course of his career his surname has led to his being offered roles as a Welshman.

In 2007, he gave an exclusive interview describing his time working as an actor for the 'Fans Of Minder' website

Personal life[edit]

Edwards was previously married to the actress Yootha Joyce from 1956–1968; she also trained at Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. Since the 1980s he has been married to Valerie Edwards.

With the end of Minder he retired from acting and now splits his time between living in Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland. During his retirement, Edwards often attends events for productions he has been involved in.[citation needed]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Born: 2 February 1931 (1931-02-02). "Glynn Edwards | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

Glynn Edwards at the Internet Movie Database