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11 August 1945 |
London, England, UK
|Education||St Christopher School (Letchworth Garden City)
Central School of Speech and Drama (London)
Horovitch was born in London, the son of Alice Mary, a teacher, and Morris Horovitch, a child care worker.
Life and career
Horovitch has played many roles on popular British TV shows in the past 40 years including: The New Avengers, Prince Regent, Piece of Cake, Hold the Back Page, Bulman, Boon, Love Hurts, Westbeach, Just William, Drop the Dead Donkey, Peak Practice, Foyle's War, The Second Coming, Deceit and Casualty as well as starring in the little remembered ITV detective show Bognor.
In 1984 he won the role of Detective Inspector Slack for the first BBC Miss Marple adaptation, The Body in the Library. Such was the success of the character, he returned for four Miss Marple Christmas specials (The Murder at the Vicarage, 4.50 from Paddington, They Do It With Mirrors and The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side) regardless of whether the character of Slack had appeared in the original Christie novel. In 1987, Horovitch played a leading part in the BBC Christmas schedules, appearing as Slack in 4.50 from Paddington on Christmas Day, and starring in the Christmas edition of Bergerac the following evening.
Horovitch has also had a long and distinguished theatre career - appearing in productions including Honour, Charley's Aunt, An Inspector Calls, Racing Demon, The Importance of Being Earnest, One of Us, The School for Scandal, A Doll's House, The Tempest, Major Barbara, Seven Jewish Children and the original London cast of Forty Years On. Horovitch has appeared in over 3 other theatre productions in London's West End, for the RSC and as part of a career long association with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He has also made a number of film appearances, including Sergeant Maskell in An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982), a scientist in The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987), a Yiddish-speaking character in Solomon and Gaenor (1999), and Dr. Pavlov in Disney's 102 Dalmatians (2000).
Selected theatre performances
- Willum in The Nerd by Larry Shue. European premiere directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1982)
- Hope Against Hope adapted and directed by Casper Wrede at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1983)
- Frink in The Act by Richard Langridge. Directed by Casper Wrede at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1986)
- Torvald Helmer in A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1987)
- Prospero in The Tempest. Directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1990)
- Dr Prentice in What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. Directed by Robert Delamere at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1994)
- Dr Gortler in I Have Been Here Before by J B Priestley. Directed by Marianne Elliott at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1996)
- Josep Fenwick in An Experiment with an Airpump by Shelagh Stephenson. World premiere directed by Matthew Lloyd at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (1998)
- Pastor Manders in Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Braham Murray at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (2000)
- Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Greg Hersov at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (Jun 2004)
- George Frideric Handel in All the Angels by Nick Drake at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London (2015)
- Who's Who on Television] Published by: ITV Books. Date: 1981. Retrieved: 27 November 2012.
- Wicker, Tom (9 December 2016). "All the Angels: Handel and the First Messiah". The Stage.
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