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2 February 1931 |
|Spouse(s)||Yootha Joyce (1956-68; divorced)
Christine Pilgrim (divorced)
Edwards was born in Peninsular Malaysia and trained as an actor at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. He is best known for his role as Dave 'the barman' Harris, owner of the Winchester Club in 10 series of ITV drama Minder. He has appeared in numerous TV shows such as Public Eye, Spindoe, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Dixon of Dock Green, Man About the House, Softly, Softly and The Saint to name a few. He was also a regular in two series of the ITV legal drama The Main Chance (1972, 1975). His most notable film appearances were in Robbery, Zulu and Get Carter.
Edwards can be seen in rock band Marillion's video for "Heart of Lothian" in 1985 where he plays a barman. Edwards also starred in a popular advert for McVities Rich Tea biscuits as "Jacko" famously quoting "Yeah I'll make a statement. A drink's too wet without one!"
Edwards was previously married to the actress Yootha Joyce from 1956–1968; she also trained at Littlewood's Theatre Workshop. Since the 1980s he has been married to Valerie Edwards. With the end of Minder he retired from acting and now splits his time between living in Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland. During his retirement, Edwards often attends events for productions he has been involved in.
|1957||The Heart Within||1st Constable|
|1962||A Prize of Arms||Breakdown truck crewman|
|1963||Sparrers Can't Sing||Charlie's friend|
|Zulu||Corporal William Allen|
|1965||The Ipcress File||Police station sergeant|
|1968||The Blood Beast Terror||Sgt. Allan|
|1970||Fragment of Fear||CID Superintendent|
|1971||Get Carter||Albert Swift|
|1972||Under Milk Wood||Mr Cherry Owen|
|Burke & Hare||Hare|
|All Coppers Are...||Jock|
|1973||Shaft in Africa||Vanden|
|1974||11 Harrowhouse||First Guard||Credited as Glyn Edwards|
|1978||The Playbirds||Chief Superintendent Holbourne|
|1979||Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair||Chief Inspector Evans|
|1983||Red Monarch||Vlasek||TV movie|
|1987||Out of Order||Barman|
|1988||The Seventh Sign||Newscaster|
|1963-76||Dixon of Dock Green||Various||10 episodes|
|1963||The Human Jungle||Albert Stokes||Episode: The Two Edged Sword|
|1964||Z Cars||Mr Cooper / Mr Aldiss||2 episodes|
|1966||King of the River||Jack Elliot||Episode: Foreign Invasion|
|1967-68||The Saint||Leander / Igor||2 episodes|
|1968-69||Journey to the Unknown||Brown||Episode: Stanger in the Family|
|1969||The Avengers||Blackie||Episode: The Interrogators|
|1971||Public Eye||Alf Bain||Episode: Who Wants To Be Told Bad News?|
|1972-78||Crown Court||Various||5 episodes|
|1977-78||The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin||Mr. Pelham||3 episodes|
|1977-79||The Paper Lads||Jack Crawford||14 episodes|
|1979||The Professionals||Alfred Cole||Episode: Servant of Two Masters|
|1979-94||Minder||Dave Harris||95 episodes|
|1982||"Legacy Of Murder"||Henchman|
|1983||"Jack Of Diamonds"||Reg|
- "Glynn Edwards".
- "Raising a glass to Minder - and endless repeats".
- "BFI Screenonline: Main Chance, The (1969-75) Credits".
- Staff (2 February 1931). "Glynn Edwards profile". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2014.