22 November 1944 |
Paul Brooke (born 22 November 1944) is an English actor of film, television, and radio. He is the father of actor Tom Brooke.
He played Malakili the Rancor Keeper in Return of the Jedi (his voiced dubbed over by Ernie Fosselius). He played British Conservative politician Ian Gow in the 2004 BBC series The Alan Clark Diaries. In 2006, he guest starred in the Doctor Who audio adventure Year of the Pig as well as the 1990 Mr. Bean sketch "The Library". He also played Mr. Fitzherbert in the 2001 film Bridget Jones's Diary.
Other appearances in television dramas and comedies featuring Brooke include Bertie and Elizabeth, the BBC adaptation of Blott on the Landscape, Lovejoy, Foyle's War, Rab C. Nesbitt, Kavanagh QC, Sharpe's Revenge, Midsomer Murders, Hustle, Covington Cross, The Kit Curran Radio Show, Between the Lines and Mornin' Sarge . He also appeared in the miniseries Nostromo (1997).
Notably, he also played Grima Wormtongue in the landmark 1981 BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
He, Linal Haft, and Frank Mills are the only actors to appear in both the Classic and New series of Minder, but starring in different roles in each.