Glynn Edwards

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Glynn Edwards
Born (1931-02-02) 2 February 1931 (age 86)
Peninsular Malaysia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Yootha Joyce (1956-68; divorced)
Christine Pilgrim (divorced)
Valerie Edwards
Children Tom Edwards

Glynn Edwards (born 2 February 1931) is a British actor.[1] He was married to late well-known British actress Yootha Joyce.[2]


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.[2] 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.[1] He was also a regular in two series of the ITV legal drama The Main Chance (1972, 1975).[3] His most notable film appearances were in Robbery, Zulu and Get Carter.[4]

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!"[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

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.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1957 The Heart Within 1st Constable
1962 A Prize of Arms Breakdown truck crewman
1963 Sparrers Can't Sing Charlie's friend
The Hi-Jackers Bluey
1964 Smokescreen Inspector Wright
Zulu Corporal William Allen
1965 The Ipcress File Police station sergeant
1967 Robbery Squad chief
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
1980 Rising Damp Cooper
1983 Red Monarch Vlasek TV movie
1987 Out of Order Barman
1988 The Seventh Sign Newscaster


Year Title Role Notes
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


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