Howell Evans

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Howell Evans
Born(1928-03-03)3 March 1928
Died9 September 2014(2014-09-09) (aged 86)
OccupationActor, comedian, singer
Years active1964–2014
Spouse(s)Patricia Kane
ChildrenWarwick Evans

Howell Evans (3 March 1928 – 9 September 2014) was a Welsh actor, comedian, and singer who worked extensively in television and theatre roles in a career spanning over 60 years. He was best known for having played "Daddy" in the Sky1 TV comedy drama series Stella.[1]


He was born in Maesteg, and first performed as an impressionist during the Second World War. After the war, he joined the Carroll Levis Discovery Show, and formed a comedy double act with his wife, Pat Kane, working together for many years in music hall, variety shows and pantomime. He later appeared in many television shows including Coronation Street, Casualty, Open All Hours, and The Story of Tracy Beaker.[2]

Evans died on 9 September 2014 at the age of 86.[2]



Year Title Character Production Notes
2012–15 Stella Daddy Sky 1 Series 1, 2, 3 And 4
2012 Sadie J Mr. Snodgrass CBBC
2003–2004 The Story of Tracy Beaker Grandpa Jack CBBC Series 3 And 4
2000 Coronation Street Tegwin Thomas ITV
1989–1991 We Are Seven William Price ITV
1967–69 Softly, Softly DC Morgan/PC Thomas BBC1
1964 Crossroads Dudley Scrivens ITV


  1. ^ "Primetime: Ruth Jones Comedy 'Stella' Gets A Second Series". UnrealityTV. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11.
  2. ^ a b "Tributes paid to actor Howell Evans who played Daddy in Ruth Jones' Sky 1 show Stella", Wales Online, 10 September 2014 Archived 10 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine

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