Derek Newark

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Derek Newark
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Derek Newark in the 1970s
Born Derek John Newark
(1933-06-08)8 June 1933
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Died 11 August 1998(1998-08-11) (aged 65)
London, England
Cause of death Heart attack brought on by Liver failure
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961 -1996

Derek Newark (8 June 1933—11 August 1998) was an English actor.

He appeared in a large number of film and television roles, including The Baron (1967), The Avengers (three episodes in the 1960s), Z-Cars (six episodes between 1969 to 1972), Barlow in the regular role of Det. Insp. Tucker (1974–1975) and various other minor roles. He appeared in episodes two to four of the first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child in 1963. Later he appeared opposite Jon Pertwee in the 1970 story Inferno. Newark also played the role of Spooner, an ill-tempered former Red Devil (Britain's elite paratroopers) turned professional wrestler in the series Rising Damp.

In the 1970s he became more involved in the theatre, spending nearly a decade at the Royal National Theatre. While there he was part of the company that opened the current home and was a cornerstone of the residential company that worked in the smaller Cottesloe Theatre under Bill Bryden's direction. His most important roles there were Bottom in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the world premiere of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross' where he played Shelley Levene (a role later played on screen by Jack Lemmon) and Malcolm in Alan Ayckbourn's 'Bedroom Farce', which also played in the West End and on Broadway. He also a created the role of Roote in Harold Pinter's play 'The Hothouse' which premiered in 1980 in a production directed by Pinter himself. Pinter went on to play the part himself in a later revival. In 1982, he played Martin Bormann in the TV series Inside the Third Reich.

In the cinema Newark was particularly effective as Jessard, Sgt. Johnson's (Sean Connery) sidekick in the powerful police drama The Offence (Sidney Lumet 1972).

Derek Newark died of a heart attack, brought on by liver failure after years of alcoholism, on 11 August 1998 in West London.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1964 The System

The Black Torment

Alfred

Coachman Tom

uncredited
1965 The City Under the Sea

The Little Ones

Dan

Det. Wilson

1966 The Blue Max Ziegel
1968 Where Eagles Dare German Major uncredited
1969 Oh! What A Lovely War Shooting Gallery proprietor
1970 The Breaking of Bumbo

Fragment of Fear

C.S.M Peters

Sgt. Matthews

1971 Dad's Army Regimental Sergeant Major
1972 The Offence Frank Jessard
1974 The Black Windmill Monitoring Policeman
1976 Escape From the Dark Unknown
1987 Bellman and True Guv'nor

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Episodes
1961

1963

1965

ITV Play of the Week Dragoon Sjt

Private Varley

Ward

Season 7, Episode 8: ''Sergeant Musgrave's Dance''

Season 8, Episode 46: ''End of Conflict''

Season 10, Episode 19: ''Women Beware Women''

1962 Out of This World Inspector Wright Season 1, Episode 9: ''Vanishing Act''
1963 The Plane Makers

BBC Sunday-Night Play

Alf Skinner

Fred

George

Season 1, Episode 14: ''The Blunt Approach''

Season 4, Episode 40: ''You Can't Throw Your Mates''

Season 4, Episode 48: ''Plain Jane''

1963

1970

Doctor Who Za

Greg Sutton

Season 1: (3 episodes)

Season 7: (7 episodes)

1964 No Hiding Place

The Villains

Redcap

The Wednesday Play

Sgt. Wallis

D.S Brough

Mess Sergeant

Private Postnikov

Season 6, Episode 5: ''Line of Fire''

Season 2, Episode 3: ''Victim''

Season 1, Episode 1: ''It's What Comes After''

Season 1, Episode 2: ''A Crack in the Ice''

1964

1967

1968

The Avengers Johnson

Crawford

Vickers

Season 3, Episode 20: ''Trojan Horse''

Season 5, Episode 1: ''From Venus with Love''

Season 7, Episode 20: ''Wish You Were Here''

1965 Front Page Story

Sergeant Musgrave's Dance

Knock on Any Door

Joe Harwood

Private Hurst

Flynn

Season 1: (3 episodes)

Season 1, Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 7: ''There's Always an Angle''

1966 Softly, Softly

The Likely Lads

Blackmail

Drama 61-67

Alec Bridges

Duggie

Unknown

Sgt. Dangerfield

Season 1, Episode 4: ''It Doesn't Grow on Trees''

Season 3, Episode 7: ''Love and Marriage''

Season 2, Episode 7: ''The Haunting of Aubrey Hopkiss''

Season 6, Episode 3: ''Conduct to the Prejudice''

1966

1967

The Baron Cavin Baggio

Lucas

Season 1: (3 episodes)
1967 Theatre 625

Callan

The White Rabbit

The Gamblers

ITV Playhouse

Vanity Fair

Col. Karl Ernst

Lodor

Prison guard

Redgrave

Sgt. Huber

Mc Murdo

Season 4, Episode 24: ''Firebrand''

Season 1, Episode 6: ''You Should Have Got Here Sooner''

Season 1, Episode 1: ''O Absalom''

Season 1, Episode 1: ''Read 'em and Weep''

Season 1, Episode 5: ''The Stories of D.H. Lawrence: The Thorn in the Flesh''

Season 1, Episode 5: ''Vanitas Vanitatum''

1967

1968

Man in a Suitcase Rudy

Maurice

Season 1: (2 episodes)
1967

1968

The Saint Carl

German

Season 5, Episode 20: ''The Counterfeit Countess''

Season 6, Episode 14: ''Where the Money Is''

1968 Half Hour Story

Coronation Street

The Caesars

Mr. Rose

Bill Bolton

Detective Inspector Sharp

Agrippa Postumus

Thomas Landry

Season 2, Episode 5: ''Out of the Playground''

2 Episodes

Season 1, Episode 1: ''Augustus''

Season 3, Episode 5: ''Free and Easy''

1968

1969

1972

Z-Cars Dunnock

Matt Colley

Harry Hayes

Season 6: (4 episodes)

Season 7: (2 episodes)

1968

1971

1972

Thirty-Minute Theatre Bert Gregson

Dolan

The Manager

Season 4, Episode 4: ''The Chequers Manoeuvre''

Season 7: (2 episodes)

1969 The Champions

Judge Dee

Kruger

Corporal

Season 1, Episode 28: ''The Final Countdown''

Season 1, Episode 6: ''The Curse of the Lacquer Screen''

1970 Manhunt

Department S

Big Brother

Henri

Clark

Miller

Season 1, Episode 2: ''Break-Up''

Season 2, Episode 12: ''The Last Train to Redbridge''

Season 1, Episode 4: ''There's Always a First Time''

1971 The Ten Commandments

Paul Temple

ITV Saturday Night Theatre

Dixon of Dock Green

Jason King

The Persuaders!

Bernard Williams

Det. Insp. Hilton

Pete

Eddie Brown

Hartman

Lloyd

Season 1, Episode 3: ''Be Lucky''

Season 4, Episode 6: ''The Quick and the Dead''

Season 4, Episode 1: ''The Wedding Gift''

Season 18, Episode 2: ''The Fighter''

Season 1, Episode 8: ''A Red Red Rose Forever''

Season 1, Episode 12: ''That's Me Over There''

1971

1972

Budgie Det. Insp. Bryant Season 1, Episode 13: ''And in Again''

Season 2: (2 episodes)

1972 The Edwardians Meadows Season 1, Episode 5: ''Baden-Powell''
1973 The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Justice

New Scotland Yard

Spy Trap

The Adventures of Black Beauty

Bunter

Tom Bradley

Harry Logan

Colonel Kretmar

Fletcher

Bellows

Season 1: (3 episodes)

Season 2, Episode 7: ''After All, What Is a Lie?''

Season 3, Episode 1: ''Where's Harry?''

Season 2, Episode 2: ''Anything Legal Considered''

Season 1, Episode 21: ''Two of a Kind''

Season 2, Episode 4: ''Good Neighbours''

1973

1982

Crown Court Robert Scard

Leonard Hooper

Sgt. Waxloe

Season 2: (4 episodes)

Season 11, Episode 28: ''Soldier, Soldier: Part 1''

1974 The Protectors

Diamonds on Wheels

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Colour

QB VII

My Name Is Harry Worth

A Little Bit of Wisdom

Reece

Mercer

Mr. Graham

Mick

Security guard

Season 2, Episode 19: ''The Tiger and the Goat''

TV Movie

Season 20: (3 episodes)

Season 1, Episode 2: ''Part Three''

Season 1, Episode 4: ''Don't Bank on It''

Season 1, Episode 6: ''And I Mean That Most Sincerely''

1974-

1975

Barlow Det. Insp. Eddie Tucker Season 3: (7 episodes)

Season 4: (8 episodes)

1974

1975

Rising Damp Spooner Season 1: (2 episodes)
1975 The Two Ronnies

Churchill's People

Det. Insp. Tucker

Sir John Dudley

Season 4, Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 13: '' The Whip of Heaven''

1978 Rumpole of the Bailey

Born and Bred

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Basil Delgado

Dawson

Mr. Hunt

Season 1, Episode 6: ''Rumpole and the Heavy Brigade''

Season 1, Episode 5: ''Ever So Goosey''

Season 3, Episode 5: ''Motorbike''

1979 Return of the Saint

Citizen Smith

Wright

Car salesman

Season 1, Episode 20: ''The Obono Affair''

Season 3, Episode 4: ''The Big Job''

1980 Bedroom Farce Malcom TV Movie
1981 The Antagonists

Private Schulz

Only Fools and Horses...

Juliet Bravo

Seconds Out

Engineering Officer

Publican

Eric the Policeman

Councillor Jack Winterbottom

Joe Brindle

Season 1, (2 episodes)

Season 1, Episode 3

Season 1, Episode 6: ''The Russians are Coming''

Season 2, Episode 9: ''Gorgeous''

Season 2, Episode 1: ''Round 7''

1982 Inside the Third Reich Martin Bormann TV Movie
1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies

Dramarama

General Stoessel

Mr. Bateson

Season 1, Episode 2: ''Prelude to War''

Season 1, Episode 4: ''Jack and the Computer''

1984 Travelling Man

Just Good Friends

Det. Chief Supt. Sullivan

Eddie Brown

Season 1: (2 episodes)

Season 2: (2 episodes)

1985 Hitler's S.S: Portrait of Evil Theodor Eicke TV Movie
1986 Lytton's Diary

Chance in a Million

Dempsey and Makepeace

The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest

Charlie Rigby

Arthur

Corman

Colonel Pietruska

Season 2, Episode 2: ''Rule of Engagement''

Season 2, Episode 3: ''The Lost Weekend''

Season 3, Episode 10: ''The Guardian Angel''

TV Movie

1987 Smith & Jones

Harry's Kingdom

UnknownBob Roberts Season 4, Episode 2

TV Movie

1988 Singles

Tickets for the Titanic

Screenplay

War & Remembrance

A Taste for Death

Mr. Broadbent

Brock

Mr. Vernon

Untersturmfuhrer Klinger

Gordon Halliwell

Season 1, Episode 4: ''Money, Money, Money''

Season 2, Episode 1: ''Pastoral Care''

Season 3, Episode 10: ''Starlings''

Season 1, Episode 2

Season 1: (4 episodes)

1989 Shadow of the Noose

The Nineteenth Hole

Saracen

Van der Hogh

Mr. Bennett

Metcalf

Season 1, Episode 4: ''Beside the Seaside''

Season 1: (7 episodes)

Season 1, Episode 8: ''Crossfire''

1989

1993

1996

The Bill Eric Taylor

Jim Whatley

Mike Walker

Season 5, Episode 77: Grieg Versus Taylor''

Season 9, Episode 138: ''Cutting Edge''

Season 12, Episode 130: ''Telling Tales''

1991 Madness

An Actor's Life for Me

Reenactments

Bill Mortimer

Season 1: (2 episodes)

Season 1, Episode 5: ''Night of the Living Dead''

1992 Screen One Jimmy Season 4, Episode 5: ''Seconds Out''
1994 99-1 Hicks Season 1, Episode 4: ''Where the Money Is''

Theatre work[edit]

  • Bedroom Farce (1977)
  • The Hothouse (1980)
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1982)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1982)
  • Golden Boy (1984)

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