Mike Grady (actor)
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6 February 1946 |
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
After a classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, his career has spanned more than 40 years, and includes theatre roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company and London's Royal National Theatre, as well the West End, the Royal Court, the Bush, and the Soho Poly, plus many tours and pantomimes around the country.
His television roles have included Minder as Kev in the Series 1 episode The Bengal Tiger, Citizen Smith (series regular), Look and Read, Dr Ballantyne, Sweet Sixteen, 161 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine playing Barry Wilkinson, husband of Glenda, Colin's Sandwich, Up the Garden Path and Not with a Bang. His film credits include Carry On Loving (1970), Up the Front (1972), Symptoms (1974), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) opposite Peter Sellers, I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight (1976), Britannia Hospital (1982), Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
A regular performer on radio, Grady played Rob Pengelly in Waggoner's Walk, a BBC Radio 2 soap opera. he has been involved in award winning productions such as Christianity at Glacier for BBC Radio 3 and comedies Up the Garden Path, Dial M For Pizza and Giles Wembley-Hogg Goes Off.
A well known pantomime actor, Grady is also a regular on the after dinner circuit, where he has given accounts of his early days in show business and the stars he encountered, such as Frankie Howerd and Peter Sellers.
He continues work in the theatre and on television.
Selected television roles
|1977 to 1980||Citizen Smith||Ken Mills|
|1983||Sweet Sixteen||Dr Ballentine|
|1986||Troubles and Strife||Christopher|
|1986 to 1990
1996 to 2010
|Last of the Summer Wine||Barry Wilkinson|
|1990||Not with a Bang||Graham Wilkins|
|1990 to 1993||Up the Garden Path||Dick Barnes|
|1992||An Ungentlemanly Act||Patrick Watts|
|1996||The Willows in Winter||Pilot|
|2013 to present||Thomas & Friends||Sir Robert Norramby (UK/US)|
|2013||Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway||Sir Robert Norramby (UK/US)|
|2014||Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave||Sir Robert Norramby (UK/US)|