Keith Drinkel

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Keith Drinkel
Born (1944-11-14) 14 November 1944 (age 73)
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor

Keith Drinkel (born 14 November 1944) is an English actor.

Drinkel was born in York, educated at St Michael's College, Leeds, and is now based in Brighton.

His notable appearances in film and television include A Family at War (1970), Yellow Dog (1973), a minor role in the BBC's adaptation of the Lord Peter Wimsey story The Nine Tailors (1974), Looking For Clancy (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Gandhi (1982) and the Doctor Who story Time-Flight (1982). He co-starred in series three and four of Peter Tinniswood's long-running comedy I Didn't Know You Cared, and appeared as Mark Gaskell in The Body in the Library (1984).[1]

Drinkel appeared twice in Coronation Street, in 2001-02 as Maurice Gregory, father of barmaid Geena on Rovers Return, and most recently, in 2005, as Bob, who dated Liz McDonald for a short time.[citation needed]

In 2006, Drinkel starred in Rock-A-Hula Rest Home as "Jesse Garon", an elderly man who believes he is Elvis Presley. Drinkel guest-starred in the Big Finish Productions audio adventures Doctor Who: Catch-1782, Sapphire and Steel: The School and Professor Bernice Summerfield: Timeless Passages.[1] In 2008 he starred along with Jo Castleton and Daniel Harcourt in Zygon: When Being You Just Isn't Enough.[2]


  • Yellow Dog (1973) - Eric
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977) - Lieutenant Cornish
  • Gandhi (1982) - Major
  • Fanny Hill (1995) - Mr. Hart


  1. ^ a b Keith Drinkel on IMDb
  2. ^ "BBV Video Zygon". Retrieved 30 March 2016.