Mike Grady (actor)

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Mike Grady
Born (1946-02-06) 6 February 1946 (age 68)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation actor
Years active 1967-present

Michael Grady (born 6 February 1946) is an English character actor.

Early life[edit]

Grady was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Career[edit]

After a classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School,[1] his career has spanned more than 40 years, and includes theatre roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company and London's Royal National Theatre, as well the West End, the Royal Court, the Bush, and the Soho Poly, plus many tours and pantomimes around the country.

His television roles have included Minder as Kev in the Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger, Citizen Smith (series regular), Dr Ballantyne, Sweet Sixteen, Last of the Summer Wine, Colin's Sandwich, Up the Garden Path and Not With A Bang. His film credits include The Return of the Pink Panther opposite Peter Sellers, Carry On Loving and Bert Rigby, You're a Fool.

A regular performer on radio, Grady played Rob Pengelly in Waggoner's Walk, a BBC Radio 2 soap opera. he has been involved in award winning productions such as Christianity at Glacier for BBC Radio 3 and comedies Up the Garden Path, Dial M For Pizza and Giles Wembley-Hogg Goes Off.

A well known pantomime actor, Grady is also a regular on the after dinner circuit, where he has given accounts of his early days in show business and the stars he encountered, such as Frankie Howerd and Peter Sellers.

He continues work in the theatre and on television.

Selected television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1977 to 1980 Citizen Smith Ken Mills
1983 Sweet Sixteen Dr Ballentine
1986 Troubles and Strife Christopher
1986 to 1990
1996 to 2010
Last of the Summer Wine Barry Wilkinson
1990 Not with a Bang Graham Wilkins
1990 to 1993 Up the Garden Path Dick Barnes
1992 An Ungentlemanly Act Patrick Watts
1996 The Willows in Winter Pilot
2013 Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway Sir Robert Norramby
2013 to present Thomas & Friends Sir Robert Norramby
2014 Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave Sir Robert Norramby

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