Michael Knowles (actor)
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Knowles at a Dad's Army event in Norfolk, May 2011
|Born||1937 (age 80–81)
Knowles is best known for his role as Captain Jonathan Ashwood in the 1970s sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–81). He also played The Honourable Teddy Meldrum in the BBC comedy drama You Rang, M'Lord? (1988–93), and starred in the sitcom Come Back Mrs. Noah (1977–78).
Knowles did the voice of the Head of the Air Force in the animated movie The BFG, based on the novel by Roald Dahl for Cosgrove Hall. His television career started in 1969 with the role of Capt. Cutts in Dad's Army, a series he later adapted (with Harold Snoad) for radio. With Snoad, he wrote It Sticks Out Half a Mile, a radio sequel to Dad's Army. He is also credited as one of the writers for Are You Being Served, appearing in two episodes.
- Dad's Army (1971)
- The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
- His Lordship Entertains (1972)
- Spy Story (1976)
- The End of the World Man (1985)
- You Rang, M'lord (1988–1993)
- The BFG (1989)
- Walliams and Friend (2016)
- Derby - The Fifties and Sixties at Northbridge Publishing. Retrieved 29 November 2014
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