|Born||Hugh Lewis Lloyd
22 April 1923
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
|Died||14 July 2008
Worthing, Sussex, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Shan Lloyd (1983–2008)|
Hugh Lewis Lloyd, MBE (22 April 1923 – 14 July 2008) was an English actor who made his name in television and film comedy from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was best known for appearances in Hugh and I and other sitcoms of the 1960s.
His first professional acting appearance was with ENSA and he worked in repertory theatre until 1957, when he made the first of 25 appearances on the television series Hancock's Half Hour. Many years after its first transmission, he is still remembered as the character in the episode entitled The Blood Donor in which he forgets to return Tony Hancock's wine gums.
He appeared with Terry Scott in the series Hugh and I and The Gnomes of Dulwich; with Peggy Mount in Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole; in Jury and You Rang M'Lord?. He created the series Lord Tramp (1977), written by Michael Pertwee, in which he also starred. The Comedy Playhouse special, Hughie, in which he starred as a recently released prisoner following the ending of Hugh and I, was unsuccessful.
Television plays in which he appeared include She's Been Away (starring Peggy Ashcroft); The Dunroamin Rising; A Matter Of Will (with Brenda Bruce); and a number of Alan Bennett plays, notably A Visit From Miss Protheroe (with Patricia Routledge), Say Something Happened (with Julie Walters and Thora Hird), and Me, I'm Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. He played Goronwy Jones in the Doctor Who episode "Delta and the Bannermen" and appeared in numerous television light entertainment shows, including Victoria Wood, Jimmy Cricket and Babble Quiz.
On the West End stage, Lloyd spent three seasons at the Windmill Theatre; a year at the Strand Theatre in When We Are Married; two years in No Sex Please, We're British at the Strand; and at the Lyric Theatre in Tonight at 8:30. He was part of the Royal National Theatre company under Ian McKellen, in The Critic, The Cherry Orchard and The Duchess of Malfi. He also performed in over twenty pantomimes.
Lloyd met his fourth wife, journalist Shan Lloyd, at Allen's restaurant in London's West End, in 1978. Lloyd, who was in his fifties at the time, had been married and divorced three times before meeting Shan. In his autobiography, Hugh Lloyd described his future wife as "a scatty, blondehaired Fleet Street tabloid journalist". Hugh and Shan married in 1983. The couple moved to Worthing in 2003 and remained married until his death in 2008. Shan Lloyd died in December 2008, just six months after Hugh Lloyd.
- The Clandestine Marriage (1998)
- August (1996) - Thomas Prosser
- She's Been Away (1989) - George
- Venom (1982) - Taxi Driver
- Quadrophenia (1979) - Mr. Cale
- Runaway Railway (1965) - Disposals Man
- The Mouse on the Moon (1963) - Plumber
- Father Came Too! (1963) - Mary, Queen of Scots
- The Punch and Judy Man (1963) - Edward Cox
- She'll Have To Go/Maid for Murder (1962) - Macdonald
- Go To Blazes (1962) - Fireman
- Doc Martin (2005) 1 December - Aromatherapy(Season 2, Episode 4)- Vernon Cooke
- Foyle's War (2002) 17 November - Eagle Day(Season 1, Episode 4)- Frank Watson
- My Hero (2000) 22 December - My Hero Christmas(Season 1, Episode 7) - Santa
- So What Now? (2001) 16 April - The House Guest (Episode 4) - Frank
- Great Expectations (1999) - The Aged P
- Alice in Wonderland (1999) - Footman/Waiter
- Cider With Rosie (1998) - Joseph Brown
- Blue Heaven (1994) - cleaner
- Boon: Trial And Error (1991) - George Jenkins
- Victoria Wood (1989) (Over To Pam) - Jim
- Doctor Who (Delta and the Bannermen, 1987) - Goronwy Jones
- Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (1986) - Billy
- Cat's Eyes: Something Nasty Down Below (1985) - Charlie
- A Visit From Miss Protheroe (1978)
- Lord Tramp (1975) - Lord Tramp
- Lollipop (1972)
- Lollipop Loves Mr. Mole (1971)
- The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969)
- Hugh and I (1962)
- Hancock's Half Hour (1957–61) - Various
- Hugh Lloyd at the Internet Movie Database
- Obituary in The Telegraph
- Anthony Hayward "Obituary: Hugh Lloyd", The Independent, 16 July 2008
- Obituary in The Stage