Gary Waldhorn

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Gary Waldhorn
Born Gary Waldhorn
(1943-07-03) 3 July 1943 (age 73)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–present

Gary Waldhorn (born 3 July 1943 in London) is a veteran English actor, known for his role as Councillor David Horton in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, but who has also had a notable television and theatre career.


Waldhorn is known for his work in West End theatre productions and for his collaborations with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1972 he toured Australia and New Zealand in Harry Miller's production of Sleuth playing opposite Richard Todd.[1]



Apart from appearing in every episode of The Vicar of Dibley, Waldhorn has also made many television appearances since the 1970s including Softly, Softly, The Sweeney, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, Brideshead Revisited, The Professionals, Minder, Robin of Sherwood, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Bill, Heartbeat, Gallowglass and Lovejoy. He also played Lionel Bainbridge in the first three series of Brush Strokes, and Richard Beamish in the first series of All at No 20.[1]

Year Film Role Notes
1969 Take Three Girls Roger 1 episode
1970 Armchair Theatre TV reporter 1 episode
1970-1974 Softly, Softly: Taskforce Bruton / James / Watson
1971 The Lotus Eaters Nat 1 episode
Man at the Top Television Instructor 1 episode
1973 Jack the Ripper
Crown Court Trevor Sanderson 1 episode
1974 Napoleon and Love Caulaincourt 2 episodes
The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs Greville 2 episodes
1975 Doctor on the Go Mike Sherman 1 episode
The Sweeney Alan Fowler 1 episode
1976 Space: 1999 Winters 1 episode
Hadleigh Werner Von Hermsdorff 1 episode
Maggie and Her Roger 1 episode
The New Avengers Roach 1 episode
1977 Seven Faces of Women Harry 1 episode
1978 Enemy at the Door Teddy Lupus 2 episodes
The Professionals Turner 1 episode
Return of the Saint Anonymous 1 episode
Edward & Mrs. Simpson Chips Channon 3 episodes
1980 The Gentle Touch Tom Scott 1 episode
Hammer House of Horror Dr. Bacharach 1 episode
1982 Minder Alex Rowan 1 episode


Charity work[edit]

Waldhorn is currently patron to West Bromwich Dream, a British registered charity working to help the people of West Bromwich in the West Midlands.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "The Big Interview: Gary Waldhorn". Official London Theatre Guide. 2004-03-22. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Gary Waldhorn". Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Our patron". Malawi Dream. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 

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