David Ross (actor)

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David Ross
Born 1945 (age 72–73)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974–present

David Ross (born 1945) is an English actor who has worked in theatre, cinema and television.

His best-known roles include playing the first Kryten and Talkie Toaster on the science series Red Dwarf, Elgin Sparrowhawk in the BBC sitcom The Green Green Grass, and as Mr. Sedley in a BBC serial adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair (1998). He also played Mr. Sherwin in Basil, a cheating betting shop owner in the BBC series Goodnight Sweetheart, he played Basil Tyler a kind natured well meaning cab driver and postman who was unlucky in love in John Sullivan's BBC comedy drama Roger Roger appearing in all three series and Donald Moss, a DHSS officer in Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff. In 1991 he appeared in a second major Bleasdale drama series, G.B.H.. He has appeared in Doc Martin and also appeared in the final episode of the long-running comedy series Last of the Summer Wine (2010).

Ross starred in the stage play Having a Ball set in a vasectomy clinic. It was a success in Britain but was a box office disaster in Australia where it was presented by John McCallum. It co-starred Jackie Weaver and Maggie Dence.

In 2015, he appeared in a not-quite starring role in the crime thriller Monochrome.[citation needed] He also reprised his role of Talkie Toaster in the Red Dwarf XII episode "Mechocracy" aired in 2017.


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