Norman Pace

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Norman Pace
Born (1953-02-17) 17 February 1953 (age 65)
Dudley, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Norman Pace (born 17 February 1953 in Dudley, West Midlands) is an English actor and comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Hale and Pace with his friend and comic partner Gareth Hale. Both former teachers, they fronted several television programmes jointly, most notably Hale and Pace, Pushing Up Daisies, h&p@bbc and Jobs for the Boys.

Early life[edit]

He grew up in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. He attended the Magnus Grammar School. He then went to Avery Hill College, now the Avery Hill Campus of the University of Greenwich, in Eltham where he gained a BEd in 1975.

Work with Gareth Hale[edit]

As straight actors, they also fronted the original TV dramatisation of Dalziel and Pascoe; and in 1989 guest-starred together in the Doctor Who serial Survival. Also in 1989, Hale and Pace won the Golden Rose of Montreux. In 2007 they appeared in the Christmas Special of Extras, called The Extra Special Series Finale, playing themselves. In 2018 he is acting in the comedy Benidorm with Gareth Hale

Later work[edit]

Norman Pace later took a direction towards theatre and starred in 'Chicago' (Adelphi), 'Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson' and Our Man in Havana at the Nottingham Playhouse. In summer 2010 he appeared as the detective in a touring production of Peter Gordon comedy 'Murdered to Death'. In autumn 2013 he appeared as 'The Showman' in Michael Eaton's Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life & Astounding Legend at the Nottingham Playhouse. As of 2014 Pace was touring a production of One Man, Two Guvnors.[1] He is also a regular presenter for 'The Open' on the Sky Poker channel.

In 2016 he toured with the Rocky Horror Show.[2] and in 2017 the new production of Hairspray, Playing the role of Wilbur Turnblad. [3]


  1. ^ Play website Archived 29 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Five-minute interview: Norman Pace on the Two Rons and Rocky Horror Show". STV News.
  3. ^ "HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL STAR CAST ANNOUNCEMENT - Winter Gardens Blackpool". 5 June 2017.

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