Paul Greenwood

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Paul Greenwood
Born (1943-08-02) 2 August 1943 (age 73)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1968-present
Spouse(s) Diane Keen (1969-1979)

Paul Greenwood (born 2 August 1943) is a British film, television and theatre actor. He is best known for his role as PC Michael "Rosie" Penrose in the short-lived sitcom The Growing Pains of PC Penrose and its successor Rosie, and as Inspector Yelland in Spender.


He has appeared in over twenty-five television productions and also in several films; he has also appeared in theatrical productions including the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the musical "The Wizard of Oz". In 1973, he was a guest on each edition of the 10-part variety series It's Lulu broadcast on BBC1.

Greenwood is well known for appearing as PC Michael "Rosie" Penrose in all twenty-seven episodes (1977–1981) of Rosie, a comedy television series. His film roles include Sex and the Other Woman (1972), the Hammer film Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1973), the film version of The Lovers (1973) and Pete Walker's Frightmare (1974).

His other television roles include the title role in Captain Zep – Space Detective (1983), a children's television series; and Mr. Lucas in three episodes (1985–1987) of the comedy television series The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾.

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Role
1977 to 1981
The Growing Pains of PC Penrose
PC Michael "Rosie" Penrose


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